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Truck and train collide near Chipman Michelle Pinon Editor

The difference between life and death was a few short minutes away for one Chipman area family after a train collided with their truck at the railway crossing just off of Highway 15 and Range Road 185 late Wednesday night. Kyla Sheppard was still dazed by the near death experience the following afternoon. “I’m still in shock. I haven’t been able to eat or sleep,” says the mother who

crash. Sheppard explains that she was driving the truck and had slowed down to ease into the heavy ruts. “I got across the second rail and the tires started spinning. I took off the anti skid and put it into four wheel drive but it would not move.” Sheppard had passed the train while driving home on Highway 15 and knew she didn’t have much time to make a decision. “I tried to flag down a truck, but they didn’t stop.” That’s when she started getting the children, who range

This is a close up view of the tire rut, which measured around four inches deep. barely had enough time to get her four children out of the vehicle and to safety behind a barricade before the crash which happened around 10:20 p.m. that evening. “All I could think about was getting the kids out.” Sheppard’s boyfriend Mike Bacon, tried to rock the truck back and forth to get it off the track, but to no avail. He was forced to abandon the vehicle and head for safety before the

in age from eight months to eight years, out of the vehicle. Sheppard and the kids had just made it past the barricades before she turned around to see the grill of the truck flying over the top of the train. At 10:23 p.m. she called 911 which dispatched the fire department, ambulance, and police. Then she had to walk home, about half a mile down the gravel road. With the wind chill it

was about minus 20 degrees celsius. “The kids weren’t dressed for the weather.” Sheppard had to carry the baby and car seat the entire way. She believes the accident could have been avoided if the area in and around the tracks had been maintained. The build up of hard packed snow and ice had caused the road to become approximately four inches higher than the tracks and created the hazard. “Ever since they (the county) closed the road down they have neglected to plow the road.” There was one occassion that the school bus would not travel down the road for concerns it would get stuck. Sheppard said she has had to phone the county a couple of times this past winter to get the plow to come out. She adds the public works department did send a plow out when she had requested service. Harold Hamilton, public works director for Lamont County pointed out the tracks and area directly around them

A near fatal accident between this truck and a train east of Chipman occurred late Wednesday evening near the small community. falls under the perview of Canadian National (CN) Rail. Graders must lift their blades when going through rail crossings in the municipality. A crew from CN had a catepillar on site late Friday afternoon to remove the build up of ice. Sheppard said the reason why she decided to go public with her story is so that people are aware of how bad the road is before there is a fatality. “We could have all been killed... We were lucky.”

Debris littered the area just east of the crossing.

Barricades indicate the road is open to local traffic only while the bridge remains closed.

2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Company hosts charity drive for Lamont County Food Bank All Steel Builders open house an overwhelming success as community minded folks support their efforts Michelle Pinon Editor

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A local company hosted an open house this past Saturday to raise awareness and items for the local food bank. “Donations far exceeded our expectations,” said Sue Pelrine, who owns All Steel Builders in Lamont. “Items covered every counter space,” added Pelrine, who is so excited to be able to give back to the community. “The generosity was overwhelming.” She estimates that between 200 and 250 people attended the open house. “It was nice to be able to invite local people to come in and see what we do.” Local residents also got the opportunity to sit in the blown alcohol car or sit on one of the

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Music of the World’ theme of Kalyna Festival Jazmine Inkster Student Reporter The 2013 Kalyna Festival is coming up quickly for both organizers and performers, as the competition days are scheduled to start on March 3 and finish on March 6. Also on schedule is the Highlights Concert on Sunday, March 10th. The theme for this year’s festival is “Around the World With Music”. It will include performances from the Vegreville Sopilka dancers, handchime performers from Bruderheim, Lamont High School’s Band, Lamont Elementary School’s Choir, Andrew School’s Choir, as well as numerous vocal, speech, piano and violin entries. According to festival president Judy Taylor, multiple performers will receive scholarships to be able to attend programs to help increase their skill in their specific area of performance. “We try to offer six to seven scholarships each year, for students to attend summer camps in their discipline, such as ballet or fiddle. Ainsley Lopushinsky was our strings scholarship recipient last year. She just attended a fiddle camp in February.” The scholarships are worth $250 each, and are awarded to soloists both by the agreement of the selection committee, and the competition adjudicators. All money for the scholarships is provided through fundraising efforts held by the festival organizers. Festival organizers ask audience members not to take pictures or video during the competition. Those attending the Highlights Concert will be allowed to take pictures and videos at that time.


High school curling teams from Andrew and Lamont faced each other in an exhibition game at the Lamont Curling Club late Wednesday afternoon. The Wildcats boys team will also be competing in zone playdowns this year.

Correction The last names of Centennial Scholarship recipients in the Feb.19th edition contained typograhical errors. They should have read: Lysyk and Rozumniak.

Clarification In the Feb. 19th edition of the Lamont Leader the front page story incorrectly states that members of the local fire department and emergency medical services were representing those organizations when in fact those representatives, although dressed in uniform were acting in the capacity of private citizens.


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4 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 26, 2013


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Demise of newspapers greatly exaggerated - Warren Buffett bought 60 in 2012 Back in 1897, James Ross Clemens was ill. Not-socareful passing on of information resulted in word that Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name of Mark Twain, was dying in London. When an enterprising reporter decided to check on Twain before publishing his demise, the author responded, “The report of my death was greatly exaggerated.” Morley Safer, during his Jan. 6 “60 Minutes” report about the newspaper industry, glibly stated, “The facts of life are that newspapers are folding all over the country. Itís a dying business.”His example was the New Orleans newspaper, The Times-Picayune, which recently cut back from publishing seven days a week to three days. When it comes to newspapers, there are two cousins; and the large metro dailies and community newspapers. The latter includes weeklies and small dailies (publishing three or fewer days a week). Safer, as well as reporters and broadcasters from media giants across the United States and around the world, owe it to the public and to community newspaper owners and staffers to perform due diligence to determine which of the newspaper cousins is near death and which is alive. Only then, should they should report their findings. It is the large metro daily newspapers, which make up less than five percent of all U.S. newspapers, that are struggling from declines in readership and advertising, printing less often or ceasing publication entirely. While it is painful to see our metro daily newspaper cousins faltering, we, the community newspapers, are not dying. Like Twain, community newspapers say, “Reports of our dying are greatly exaggerated.” Much has been published and broadcast about the decline of metro dailies. It is time to shine a spotlight on the health and vigor of community newspapers and on our role in rural and suburban communities across the country. Readership of our newspapers, mostly weeklies, is increasing and new community newspapers are being birthed. That the great investor Warren Buffett bought more than 60 community newspapers in 2012 suggests there is present and future value in the weekly and small-daily arm of the industry. Community newspapers are doing well because people want to read about the actions of their town council and local school board, the results of high school sporting events and what’s happening in the business community. Readers turn to community newspapers for public notices, for obituaries and police reports and for engagement, wedding, anniversary and birth announcements. They expect keen and thoughtful editorials as well as a forum for their own opinions and letters to the editor. They read the advertisements, look at every photo and clip articles and photos to post on bulletin boards and hang on refrigerators. A 2011 survey by the National Newspaper Association and the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism found that 74 per-

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cent of people in areas served by newspapers with circulations under 15,000 read one of those papers each week. They spend nearly 40 minutes reading the paper. Then, they share their newspaper with 2.3 more people. We are watchdogs in our communities. We protect the public’s right to know and keep our readers informed about their communities and essential elements in a democracy. As 21st century technology keeps enhancing the gathering and dissemination of news and information, community newspapers arenít standing idly by. We are in the fray, taking advantage of the immediacy that technology offers. We have developed revenue-producing websites, and we interact with our communities and our readers on email, Facebook and Twitter. Community newspapers are very much alive. As Bill Tubbs, publisher of The North Scott Press and a member of the International Society of Weekly

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Newspaper Editors, wrote in an editorial Jan. 16, “Morley Safer, youíve done us wrong, but here’s an offer you can’t refuse. Come to Eldridge (Iowa) and spend a week with our staff.î Any of the more than 8,000 community weekly newspapers in the U.S. extend a similar invitation not just to Safer but also to everyone who wants to see the healthy cousin. Interview the folks in Freeman, S.D., about the Freeman Courier; the high school students in Pittsfield, Ill., about the Pike Press; the families in Falmouth, Maine, about The Forecaster; the government officials in Espanola, N.M., about the Rio Grande Sun; or the business owners in Woodstock, Ga., about The Cherokee Ledger-News and set the record straight. Cheryl Wormley is publisher of The Woodstock (Ill.) Independent and president of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.

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Andrew Seniors take a step in the right direction Local walking club makes keeping fit easy and fun for those in their golden years Michelle Pinon Editor

Rosa Pinzauti loves being free and happy. She also loves being a member of the Andrew Walking Club and bringing some of her happiness to others. Pinzauti thanks Elke Carr, director for Andrew Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), for bringing the program to the community. Pinzauti had been traveling to and from Fort Saskatchewan three times a week before she saw the advertisement for the program in Andrew two years ago. Since that time there have been other seniors join in, and currently there are around six regular participants who walk three times a week from the months of

September to May. Several of the seniors said not having to walk in the ice and snow is a blessing and one of the main reasons why they joined the club. Another great reason is that the program is free of charge. The best part is that you don’t need any specialized equipment or work out gear, just a pair of runners and the desire to look and feel better. It’s also nice to be able to chat with each other while exercising. Carr points out the social aspect is just as important as the physical and emotional benefits. For the participants, it’s a great way to stay in touch with each other and what is happening in their lives, as well as catching up on the latestnews and issues affecting them. During the course of

an hour, participants walk around four kilometres and do some exercises from the “Sit and Be Fit” video. Instead of being exhausted at the end of the session, participants were invigorated and enthusiastic, and ready to take on the day. Group members say the time seems to fly by when they’re walking, and so do the kilometres. Even though the centre doesn’t seem like such a big space, there is ample room alongside the walking track beside the sheets of floor curling and up on the higher level in the lounge area. While there maybe no fountain of youth, but these seniors are actively improving their health and well being one step at a time. FCSS Director Elke Carr, far right, keeps walkers on their toes.

Every penny counts for food bank Servus Credit Union banks in Lamont and Mundare are now both accepting penny donations to help local organizations. The Lamont Service Credit Union will be collecting pennies to go towards the Lamont County Food Bank, and the Mundare branch will be putting all of the pennies they collect towards the Mundare School technology program. School principal Tracey Arbuthnott said they are hoping to raise $500 for the purchse of an I Pad for students to use. “Every penny counts” is the sentiment carried by Lamont Food Bank coordinater Pastor Ron Wurtz, who also feels that it is wonderful that when the time for food bank donations start to dwindle after the christmas season, there are still some people who are willing to put them back front and centre in the community’s mind “To see an organization still thinking about us two months into the new year is quite wonderful. It’s the fact that they are willing to keep the food bank in front of [the community’s] eyes for this amount of time. Both the Mundare and Lamont branches will be collecting pennies until March 31.

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6 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lamont Bantam Hawks take show on the road Hawks earn a trip to Provincials in Claresholm Michelle Pinon Editor


Members of the Lamont Bantam Hawks will be taking a road trip in a couple of weeks, heading down to Provincials in Clareshom. Lamont will face Thorsby, Oyen and Claresholm in the round robin tourney.

Members of the Lamont Bantam Hawks hockey team will be going on a very important road trip in a couple of weeks. The squad will be heading down to Claresholm to compete in the Provincial Tournament from March 14-17th. For the Hawks it will be a chance at redemption and opportunity to take the championship title back. “This team was fortunate enough to win the provincial title back in 2011 and are hoping to reclaim their spot at the top,� stated Melanie Fedorvich. The road to earning a berth in the Provincial Tournament started about a month ago when they faced off against Mannville. The team lost the first game of the series, but bounced back to win 3-1 to force game three. On home ice, the Hawks crushed Mannville by a score of 7-2, allowing them to advance to the next round. The Hawks then met the squad from Mallaig. Game 1 was close with the Hawks winning by a score of 6-4. They sealed the deal by beating Mallaig 10-2 in the next game. Even though not all of the zone playdowns have been completed, the Hawks know they will face Thorsby, Oyen, and Claresholm in the round robin of the Provincial Tournament.

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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 26, 2013 - 7

School principal raises $1,220 for local charities Michelle Pinon Editor

“I am thankful and overjoyed for the support I received for the Hair Massacure this year,” said Sven Danzinger, who was thrilled to have been able to raise just over $1,200 for the organizations. “I had a modest goal of $500, however, with the support of parents, students, staff, friends and family I was able to raise $1,220,” stated Danzinger, who is the principal of Bruderheim School. All of the donations go to support the Stollery Children’s Hospital (pediatric Oncology research), the Northern Alberta Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Ronald McDonald House of Northern, Central, and Southern Alberta.

“I’m always touched to hear how often people say they know someone who has or had cancer. I am also very appreciative of people I don’t know, who wish to remain anonymous who also donated. Thank you! “This is an example of how we can all work together to help improve the lives of children who have to deal with this terrible disease.” While Danzinger is not always comfortable asking people for money; he says it is worth it in the end. The pink hair is always a hit with the students and he is accustomed to all of the double takes he gets. “I think there were over 2,000 participants PHOTO SUBMITTED this year, and it was the first time that I can Sven Danzinger, Principal of Brderheim School, had his hair shaved off at the remember having to wait annual Hair Massacure event at West Edmonton Mall on Feb. 15th.

in a line-up to hand in my forms, pledges, and money.” The annual event was held at West Edmonton Mall on Feb.15th. Danzinger is very hopeful that students will get involved next year. “Several parents have already asked about this. Students don’t have to dye their hair pink and shave it all off. Sometimes girls will let their hair grow and grow, and donate a portion of it.” Wes Hosford School in Sherwood Park raised more than $13,000 with its head shave. “If we get a few students involved then we might even have the head shave at the school,” stated Danzinger.

Organizers put last minutes touches on plans for the upcoming 2013 Spring Tune Up women’s conference in St. Michael Jazmine Inkster Student Reporter The 2013 Spring Tune Up women’s conference is just around the corner, and according to the itinerary, there is a lot for Community Adult Learning (CALC) program director Deb Holland to be excited about. The one day event will take place on March 16, at the St. Michael Community Hall, and boasts multiple guest speakers who will tackle everything from gardening, personal clutter, and battling self esteem issues. As of right now, the event is 30% sold out, and the deadline for buying tickets is on March 8. According to Holland, the hall can seat about 150 people. Last year’s turnout boasted a total of 140, and it is expected to reach the same level of turnout again this year. “The first week in March is when we start getting our major rush,” explains Holland. This event is open to women of all ages, and CALC encourages all women to come, as free child care will be provided. “We love the fact that we have an intergenerational attendance with ages from the mid twenties, to women in their golden years. Three years ago we changed the conference from a Wednesday to a Saturday [in order to] give working women a chance

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10 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sister Aloysia celebrates 100th birthday Family and friends gathered at the Mundare Seniors Drop In Centre Feb. 16th to wish Sister Aloysia Safranovich happy 100th birthday. Around 45 people were in attendance at the celebration, and all expressed best wishes for the beloved centenarian, along with nephew Irvin Krezanoski. Krezanoski delivered a speech at her milestone birthday party which gave glimpse into her colourful life. He ended the speech with, "Sister, you have been blessed with 100 years of giving. And as your family, we are proud to be able to say, we are one with you. And as far as your parents are concerned, they would undoubtedly be impressed, grateful and proud of their daughter, their little Nancy. And so, our centenarian, from all of us here today, we ask God's blessings upon you, that you may experience continued peace, contentment and inner joy. Happy birthday." Sister Aloysia Safranovich was one of 13 children born to Ukrainian pioneers Michael and Anastasia Safranovich who homesteaded just east of Chipman. "There was one child that seemed to stand out from the rest. In fact this child proved to be quite extraordinary, and although a good child - obedient, respectful, generous, hard working, she was also cute, petite in stature, and most noteworthy, strong willed and in possession of extraordinary inner strength." From an early age she could often be

found with her mother's shawl draped over her head, standing before an imaginary group of children, providing instruction to her class. "But there was another extraordinary side to this young lady, she seemed to be imbued with enormous faith and love for our Lord. She was being called, called to a life (vocation) of service and worship while living in a community of like-minded ladies. This calling, this urging, this foce was so powerful that at the early age of 15, she knew, whithout doubt what she wanted to do with her life. And so, this young girl bravely announced to her parents her desire to leave home, travel to the community of Mundare, and join the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate." Her parents were shocked and urged her to wait, but she packed a bag and headed on foot, along the tracks for five miles to her Aunt Mary and Uncle Bill Widynowski's farm. She begged them to take her to Mundare, and they did. Sister Superior also suggested she return when she was a bit older. But her conviction and persuasiveness convinced her parents to relent and allow her to follow her calling. This new life led Nancy, now Aloysia, to a life of prayer and service for the past 85 years. Her desire to become a teacher fulfilled, and she travelled widely throughout Canada, the United States and Europe where she held a variety of education related positions, in addition to serving her community and many parishes.

Letter: Bamboozled by the phone company? Dear editor, Ref: Downed telephone line causes grief for some Mundare residents by your student reporter Jazmine Inkster. Thank you for this interesting piece. Early in

the article it states that the underground wire was cut by Telus crews. Further it reveals that the Telus repair department were trying to determine if the situation was caused by someone

trying to steal their cable. Really! Is this another case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand was doing? Or is it a person or persons deliberately distorting the facts

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CAPITAL REGION Vegreville Corridor Water Services Commission March 14, 2013 LOCATION: Village of Chipman Administration Building Please be advised that the Board of Directors of the Capital Region Vegreville Corridor Water Services Commission intend to hold a Public hearing with respect to a Board decision to rename the Commission. The Board of Directors of the Capital Region Vegreville Corridor Water Services Commission are proposing a name change to: ‘John S. Batiuk Regional Water Commission.’ Any person who wishes to make representation to the Board of Directors concerning the proposed name change will have the opportunity to do so at a Public hearing to be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village of Chipman Council Chambers, 4816-50th Street Chipman, Alberta. Written Briefs must be submitted to the Commission Administration Office (P.O. Box 176 Chipman, Alberta T0B 0W0) no later than March 7, 2013 and will be received by the Board before verbal presentations. The names of persons providing comments will become part of the public record. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe. For further information contact: Pat Tomkow, Commission Manager Ph: (780) 363-3982 Fax: (780) 363-2396 E-Mail

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________________________ Rae’s Barber Shop, Viking, will be closed from March 7 to March 21. 6 ________________________


________________________ A great opportunity at the Viking Station Tea House for someone who loves to cook and operate their own business. For further information call Betty at 780336-2441. 6-7c ________________________


________________________ Driver’s Education classes offered at Viking School. Call 780-336-2510 for more information. Pick up registration forms at Viking School office. 6p ________________________ Viking Soccer Organizational Meeting – Tuesday March 5 at 7 pm at the Alliance Church. We are looking for volunteers to help with coaching, reffing, field and equipment maintenance, and executive. This meeting is to see which age groups have sufficient help to run a team. For further information call Darren or Zoe at 336-2590, Lana at 336-3039 or 6-7c ________________________ Ross Creek Community Association Annual General Meeting and Elections are being held on March 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Ross Creek Community Centre located on Range Rd. 191, 1/2 km south of HWY 16. For further info call Christine 780-662-2628 t6c ________________________ 28th Annual Viking SC Carnival & Fundraiser "Seasons" Sunday, March 3, 2013. Viking Carena 2pm. Enjoy the splendor of the seasons as we highlight our Canskate & STARSkate skaters. $5 admission (5 & Under Free). Guest skaters from the Ice Palace FSC. Door prizes, 50/50 draw, raffle draws, silent auction. Bring a food bank item for separate draw 5-6c ________________________ Viking Gymnastics Club Season Finale Show. Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m., Viking School gym.We will have a silver collection at the door, a 50/50 draw and carnations for sale for your special little gymnast. Everyone is welcome. 6c

________________________ ZUMBA - March 12-April 30 - 8 weeks. Time: 7:30 p.m., Cost $75., Where: Viking Seniors’ Centre. Instructor Jodi 780.781.3579 on facebook “Accent Fitness in Viking.” 6-9 c ________________________ Viking Farmers Market starts its 2013 season on March 14 (weather permitting) with a St. Patrick’s market. Annual meeting at 1 p.m., market from 2 to 4 p.m. Regular market every Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. March 28 Easter Market from 2 to 5 p.m. 6c ________________________ VIKING HANDI-VAN SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING will be held on Thurs, March 14th, 2013 at 1:00pm at Vialta Lodge. This volunteer board’s goal is to keep reasonably priced transportation available to seniors and the disabled in our community. The van is also available to others in the community at competitive rates. If you are interested in helping to keep this valuable service in Viking, please attend the meeting. 6-8c ________________________


________________________ Relocated to Tofield. Last 22 years spent in sales and marketing. Experience cook, baker and some construction. 20 year clean driving record. Own F150 for delivery work. Willing to do just about anything. Would like to run campground. Call Dale at 780662-4315 / 780-940-2709 t6p ________________________


________________________ Spacious newly renovated one, two, and three bedroom apartments. Includes laminate flooring, ceramic tile, new appliances, cable, heat, and water. Rents starting at $550 with rental incentives on a one year lease. 780-662-3396 ttfn ________________________ In Mundare large 1 bedroom suite.Available immediately. $700 per month $700 D.D. Call Debbie 780764-374 t9/29l ________________________ Crop Land for Rent. Approximately 530 acres, 5 miles south of Holden. Tender closes April 15. For more information call Mark Laskoski 780-688-2457 or 780-990-7659 5-12c


________________________ NATURAL PORK No animal by-products, medications or growth hormones. Government inspected. Half Pork $212.50, Whole Pork $425. Includes cutting and wrapping and curing. Larry Jakubec 780336-2503. Order before March 3. 4-6c ________________________ 15CF Kenmore Chest freezer 10 months old. New $549.99 - Asking $295.00 Phone 780-336-2668 or 780385-1991. 6-7p ________________________ 2009 Pontiac Montana. Non smoking, well looked after, senior driven, serviced every 5000 km. Remote start, 2 sets of tires (winter & summer) $9,500.00 780669-9147or 780-662-2923 t6-7 ________________________ Dryer, white, stainless steel drum, comes with pedestal, excellent condition. Call 780-662-2047 t6-8c ________________________ SEED FOR SALE 2 kinds of milling oats, 2 kinds HRSW wheat, 2 kinds of 2 row feed barley. Excellent germination. Phone Randy 780-592-2259 or 780-208-5000. 4-7c ________________________ Farm Raised Hormone Free Triple A Beef cut and wrapped. Farm raised turkeys, ducks, geese, young lambs. Phone Randy 780-592-2259 or 780-2085000 4-7c ________________________ Seed For Sale Wheat - AC SHAW VB, Superb, Stettler, AC Elsa, AC Unity VB. Barley - CDC Austenson, Chigwell, Gadsby, Ponoka, CDC Cowboy. Oats - AC Morgan, AC Lu, Murphy. Peas - CDC Meadow, CDC Horizon, CDC Patrick. Grass and Forage - All Brett Young varieties. Canola Seed for Sale: Fusion: Composite Hybrid (R.R.)* -123 % of check varieties. -Early maturing. -Hybrid performance at O.P. prices. Rugby: Open pollinated (R.R.)* -Highest yeilding O.P. in mid-season. -Rated “R” Blackleg. SW Wizard: Conventional Variety -All Brett Young Canola available. *Grown, Processed, Treated, Bagged by Haralie Seed Farm. 780-662-2617. ttfn

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Firewood for sale. Split spruce. Call 780-336-2160 or 780-385-5570 6c ________________________ REGISTERED 2 YEAR OLD CHAROLAIS BULLS FOR SALE - mostly polled, well muscled, structurally sound, all with excellent dispositions. REGISTERED YEARLING ANGUS BULLS FOR SALE - MOST OUT OF LEADING AI SIRES SUCH AS UPWARD, CAMARO, NET WORTH. Excellent structure and growth with great dispositions. Call anytime for more information, or better yet come out to the farm and take a good look at the bulls. Will be semen tested and delivered to their new owners. Call Gord at 403-318-3154 or 780-875-6271. 4p4-7c ________________________ Cherry wood French Provencial Dining room set, table with extra leaf and six chairs, just recovered, $250. Ph. 780-662-3793. 26p ________________________ For Sale by owner, 1369 sq. ft. Condo Bungalow walk out in Fort Saskatchewan. 3 bdrm, 3 bath, open concept, finished basement. Opens to walking trails. 3 season screen room. Kijiji id for photots 370428714. Asking $428,000 Call 928-726-6165 or email t5-6p ________________________


________________________ SAFETY STARTS HERE TRAINING CENTRE • First Aid • CPR (AB & BC) • Child Care • H2S Alive (enform) • Ground Disturbance (Global) • Confined Space • AED • TDG • Babysitter First Aid • Heartsaver CPR • WHMIS 24 Hr. Phone 780-608-1434 50tfn-eow-c-cp ________________________ Looking for journeyman plumber/apprentice. Taking resumes for both. Valid driver’s licence required. $15-$35/hr DOE, Mon. - Friday. Residential service work. Email resume tfnc ________________________ Wanted Class 1 driver for pipe truck, oil field experience an asset. Call 780-9185116 t5-6p ________________________

HVAC service technician wanted for residential service work, sheet metal work, boilers, etc. Valid driver’s licence, 3 - 6 years experience, $25-$35/hr DOE. Email resume: riverflowsmechanical@hotmail. tfnc ________________________ Lily’s Steak and Pizza now hiring part-time and fulltime experienced servers. Please drop off resume at 4803-Queens Street in Bruderheim. ttfn ________________________ Help Wanted Immediately, Please drop resume at Crossroads IDA. Attention Connie. 5-6c ________________________ Looking for 5 seasonal beekeepers - must have 2 years exp. in commercial operation. Also looking for 2 (preferably students) from mid July to Sept. 1. Call Gerard 780-662-4449 t21/26p ________________________ In home caregiver needed for disabled male. Room and board included. Call 780-662-3312. t3/8p ________________________ Ritchie’s Painting is looking for Part to Full time employment for interior and exterior painting. Experience preferred but will train. Valid driver’s Licence required. Wage will depend on experience. Please forward resume to box 885, Viking, Ab T0B 4N0 or call Jason at 780-254-0166. 5-tfnc ________________________


________________________ Roy’s Handyman Services. Flooring, trimwork, basement finishing, decks, fences, kitchen cabinet installs and carpentry work. 780-662-0146 or 780232-3097. ttfn ________________________ Massage and Reflexology. 1 hour treatments. Marge 780-662-3066. ttfn ________________________ Naturally Clean - Residential and Commercial cleaning. Weekly, bi-weekly and monthly services. Also available for spring cleaning and move outs. Competitive and Insured. Call 780-982-6049. t 5-7p

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________________________ I would like to thank all our neighbours, friends and family for all the kind gestures shown us this winter and during the time of my recent surgery and recovery. Also for the cards, calls and visits. Thank you all again. Laura Bridgeman 6p ________________________ The family of Ida Hunka wish to thank everyone for the cards, telephone calls, acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy leading up to and following the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, on February 2, 2013. Mom truly enjoyed the visitations from family, friends and acquaintances during her short stay at the Tofield Health Centre. Our family appreciates the flowers and generous donations made on behalf of Mom. Special thanks to Inez Reil, Ellen Lauber, Ray Peterson and Reverend Merlin Stauffer for their contributions at Mom’s Memorial Service and to Dr. Hackett, the nursing and support staff at the Health Centre, Pastor Kevin Langager, the Ryley Lutheran Church ladies for the wonderful lunch and to the Weber Funeral Home. With appreciation, Earl Hjelter, Marilyn Bruha and family t6 ________________________ The family of Gladys Severson wishes to express their sincere thanks to: the Tofield Lodge staff and Home Care workers for years of compassionate care; the staff at the Tofield Health Centre and Dr. Richard Hackett for exemplary medical assistance; Pastor Kevin Langager and the Bardo Lutheran Church women for the meaningful funeral service; and Tyler Weber of the Tofield Funeral Home for his attentive assistance with all the funeral preparations. Patty, Don, David and their families. t6

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ANNOUNCEMENTS ______________________ DO YOU KNOW a great volunteer? The Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) and Direct Energy are now accepting nominations for the Alberta Volunteer Citizen of the Year award to recognize someone who goes above and beyond to help others in the community. Nominations are open to all residents served by AWNA newspapers. As a reward for giving so much, the winner will get a $1000 cash prize from Direct Energy and a $5000 donation to their community organization of choice. Visit: vcoy or Nominations close Sunday, March 31, 2013. ______________________ CLASS ACTION Claim Support - Vioxx, others. The Nurses at The Optio Group will help prove your claim and get you the money you deserve. 1-855939-0499; Claims@The; www.The ______________________ AUCTIONS ______________________ 7th ANNUAL COLLECTOR CAR Auction & Speed Show, March 15 17/13, Red Deer Westerner Park. Featuring Big Schwag & indoor car show! Exhibitor space available. Consign your car; estate today. 1-888296-0528 ext. 102; ______________________ 1 HOME QTR & 18 Parcels of Farmland Davidson, Saskatchewan. Sorgaard Ranches Ltd 2290+/- title acres. 3 bedroom bungalow, 30 X 50 ft. garage, selling at the Saskatoon Auction March 19/13. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: 1-800-4914494; ______________________ RITCHIE BROS Unreserved Auction. Edmonton, March 8. Two Parcels of Farmland located at Grassland, Alberta. For more info contact Jerry Hodge, 780-706-6652 or visit: realestate. ______________________ MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - handguns, rifles, shotguns, miscellaneous. Call to consign 780-440-1860.

BY AUCTION: 14 quarters of grazing lease land West of Edmonton. March 14/13. Stewart Auctions, Vermilion, Alberta. For more info, call 1-800-2698580; ______________________ 75 QUARTERS LAND, Oyen, Alberta - Ritchie Bros Unreserved Auction. 1HQ, 30 Parcels Farmland, 6 Parcels Grazing Lease, $21,000 Surface Lease Revenue. Jerry Hodge 780706-6652; realestate. ______________________ BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ______________________ GET FREE vending machines. Can earn $100,000.+ per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected territories. Full details. Call now. 1-866-668-6629. Website: www.tcvend. com. ______________________ EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ______________________ BOW RIVER Gas Co-op seeking a Journeyman GasFitter. Permanent fulltime. $27. - $32./hour, full benefits, Natural Gas Distribution experience an asset. Apply to Richard Thorne: rick.t@bowriver ______________________ JOURNEYMAN HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work, but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanic's truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-7235051. ______________________ NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228. ______________________ PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyra or fax 780-955-HIRE.

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

$100 - $400 CASH DAILY for landscaping work! Competitive, energetic, honesty a must; ______________________ WANTED - Water & Vacuum Truck Operators. Class 3 w/Q-endorsement, H2S, First Aid, PST, CSTS. Mechanically inclined. Day-rate benefits. Fax 403-934-3487. Email: reception@mjswaterhaul ______________________ DRIVERS WANTED. Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No rail experience needed! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits package. Skills needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, valid licence with air brake endorsement. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. Do not fill in city or state. ______________________ JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Alberta's weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. Free. Visit: add.php. ______________________ NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780621-3959. ______________________ CLASS 1 PICKER OPERATOR required immediately! Living accommodations and potential business opportunity available for the right candidate. Please fax resume, drivers abstract and boom ticket to 780-778-2918. Must be willing to relocate to Whitecourt, Alberta. For further information contact David at 780-778-0422. ______________________ LACRETE GOLF COURSE requires a Greenskeeper for 2013. Position term: April 10 to October 15. Send resume to: mrea or call 780-285-2349.

ONE TON DIESEL TRUCK - Are you an Owner? Put it to work! Haul RVs throughout North America. 1-866736-6483; www.speed ______________________ NEWCART CONTRACTING LTD. is hiring for the upcoming turnaround season. Journeyman/Apprentice; Pipefitters; Welders; Boilermakers; Riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mech-anical Labourer; Welder Helpers. Email: resumes@ Fax 1-403-729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets. ______________________ CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL Gas Co-op Ltd. requires full-time Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid driver's licence required. Forward resume: cpngc@telusplan Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0. ______________________ BAKOS NDT is hiring qualified CGSB Technicians in Whitecourt, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. Benefit package, signing bonus and profit sharing available. Email: or call 1-888-763-5575. ______________________ EXPANDING PIPELINE COMPANY in central Alberta requires Class 1 Winch Truck Operators and Heavy Equipment Technicians experienced in truck, trailer and off road equipment repair. Fax resume to 403-507-2766. Attention: Phil Dunn. ______________________ FEED AND SEED ______________________ DEALERS WANTED: Hannas Seeds need agents to sell alfalfas, clovers and grasses plus hay, pasture, turf, native and reclamation mixtures. Contact Esther 1-800-661-1529 or ______________________ HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. "On Farm Pickup" Westcan Feed & Grain, 1877-250-5252.

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Lamont green thumb creates tropical oasis Lush green space a wonderful escape during winter


Ellis Oberle showing the vibrant colour and plentiful fruit abound on this tropical banana plant. Michelle Pinon Editor

Walking into the Oberle’s green space a blast of warm humid air assaulted my senses, and the breathtaking sight of lush tropical plants was truly spectacular. “I don’t really have a green thumb, but I enjoy plants and life,” says Ellis, the 67-year-old Lamont resident. But one has to beg to differ after glancing around to see his 10 foot banana plant, four pineapple plants, and variety of philodendrons. Taking a stroll over to the banana plant, also known as the Dwarf Cavendish, I can see a big bunch of bananas. Where I go to sit down there are some ripe bananas on the coffee table, and he offers me one.

Ripened to perfection, the banana is delicious. “But not as sweet as last year’s batch,” points out Ellis, who discovered the fruit purely by accident. “This is the second year we’ve had bananas,” says Ellis. Last year the tree produced around 80 bananas. “We had so many we couldn’t eat them all.” So Ellis and his wife Lynda shared their bounty with family and friends. Ellis can hardly believe that when he bought the banana plant at Salisbury Greenhouse it was only four inches high. “In summertime, it can grow a foot in seven to 12 days,” adds Ellis. He also has two Bird of Paradise plants he has a fondness for. “I’m waiting for them to bloom.” Ellis built the green house as an addition on to his 1927 abode over eight years ago. The

addition also houses a hot tub, lounging area, fish ponds, and recirculating water features. Ellis says it’s a good place to relax and for Lynda it’s a great space to do yoga. Ellis enjoys working with his hands, so in addition to plants, he has his hands full with renovations to the historic abode, tending his horses, playing hockey, as well as hunting and fishing. He points up to a window where there’s a box that houses his saxophone and clarinet. At one time he had his own band. Living in the moment is his motto, and he has enjoyed the journey he has taken so far, and looks forward to spending many more hours in his green space and making time for his children and grandchildren, and his other eclectic hobbies.

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