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AREA ADVISOR ~ Our Community Calendar MONDAY 1st & 4th Monday - Quilting 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Griffiths Memorial Centre, Black Diamond. 403-933-4036. ------------------------------------------------------9:30am Floor Curling Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. -------------------------------------------------------9:30 ~ 10:45 YOGAfor beginners and all levels, Millarville. Margit 403-931-3649. -------------------------------------------------------10:30 ~ 11:30am Creative Writing - Cecily Fowlie Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-9382032. ------------------------------------------------------11:00am - 11:45am Chair Exercises. Griffiths Memorial Centre, Black Diamond. 403-933-4036. ------------------------------------------------------12:30 ~ 1:30 YOGAfor beginners and all levels, Priddis Community Hall, drop ins welcome. Margit 403-931-3649. -------------------------------------------------------1:00 ~ 3:00pm Decorative Painting Sheep CreekArts Council 403-938-2032. -------------------------------------------------------1:00pm Euchre Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. -------------------------------------------------------1:00pm Story time for 3 to 5 year olds. Sheep River Library. 403-933-3278.

----------------------------------------------TUESDAY 1st & 3rd/every month 7:00 & 7:30pm Lions Club Meeting at Legion. Contact Don at 403-931-3587. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month 1:15pm Sheep River Library Book Club 403-933-3278. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month 7:30pm Millarville Horticultural Club (9x per year) Gail 403-9333798. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month Foothills Search & Res-

cue Meeting Oilfields General Hospital. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month 7:00pm Legion Executive Meetings 403-933-4600. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month 8:00pm Legion General Membership Meetings 403-933-4600. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month Coffee Chatter Nanton SNAPS Orvella Small 403-603-3232. -------------------------------------------------------2nd Tuesday 1:30 to 3:00pm Business Meeting Griffiths Memorial Centre, Black Diamond. 403-933-4036. -------------------------------------------------------3rd/every month Coffee Chatter Okotoks SNAPS Orvella Small - 403-603-3232. -------------------------------------------------------3rd/every month (9x year) Valley Neighbours Gardening Club 403-933-7131. -------------------------------------------------------9:30 ~ 11:00 am - Yoga in Longview. Kendra 403-558-3696. -------------------------------------------------------Noon ~ 1:00pm - Free hot soup at St. George's Church Hall, south of the RBC, Turner Valley - 403-933-3970 or 403-9333591. -------------------------------------------------------1:30pm Knitting Club Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-938-2032. -------------------------------------------------------1:00pm Whist & Bridge Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. -------------------------------------------------------6:00 ~ 7:00pm Belly Dancing Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-938-2032 -------------------------------------------------------7:00 ~ 8:00pm - Red Deer Lake Community Centre - Boot Camp for all levels - Patti: 403931-2373. -------------------------------------------------------7:00 ~ 9:00pm 1st & 3rd week of month. Scrapbooking Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-933-3947. --------------------------------------------------------

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8:30am The Seniors Alpine Ski Club ski Mt. Norquay meet at "Calgary Recycles" (off the Trans Canada) to carpool. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9:00 ~ 10:00am - Red Deer Lake Community Centre - Boot Camp for all levels - Patti: WEDNESDAY 2nd Wednesday Pot Luck Luncheon - 12:00 403-931-2373. – 1:00 p.m. Griffiths Memorial Centre, Black ------------------------------------------------------9:30 ~ 11am - Yoga in Longview. Kendra Diamond. 403-933-4036. 403-558-3696. ------------------------------------------------------8:45am The Seniors Alpine Ski Club ski -------------------------------------------------------Nakiska, meet at "Calgary Recycles" (off 10:00 ~ 10:30am Around the World with Dance & Play class for Moms & Tots. Sheep the Trans Canada) to carpool. CreekArts Council 403-938-2032. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8:45 ~ 10:00am - YOGA, Beginners and all 1:00pm 1st/every month General Meeting levels, Millarville Community Hall, drop in Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. -------------------------------------------------------welcome. Margit 403 931 3649. -------------------------------------------------------- 1:00 ~ 3:00pm Open Painting Sheep Creek 9:30 ~ 12:00 a.m. Floor Curling Griffiths Arts Council 403-933-3947. Memorial Centre, Black Diamond. 403-933- -------------------------------------------------------1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cards - Griffiths Memorial 4036. Centre, Black Diamond. 403-933-4036. ------------------------------------------------------10:30am ~ 3:30pm 1st & 3rd week of month. -------------------------------------------------------Diamond Valley Quilt Club Sheep Creek 5:00 ~ 7:30pm Fish & Chip Night / Crib at 7:30pm Legion Turner Valley 403-933Arts Council 403-931-3989. -------------------------------------------------------- 4564. 1:00pm Book Buddies Sheep River Library. -------------------------------------------------------6:00 ~ 7:00pm World Diva Workout Sheep 403-933-3278. -------------------------------------------------------- CreekArts Council 403-938-2032. 1:00pm - Bridge at the Valley Neighbours -------------------------------------------------------6:30 ~ 7:30pm TOPS (Take Off Pounds SenClub. 403-933-4289. -------------------------------------------------------- sibly) Valley Neighbours Club. 1:30 ~ 3:30pm Last of each month. Volun- -------------------------------------------------------teer Sewing/Quilting Bee. Baby Bags for Lit 7:00 ~ 8:30pm 1st/month. Youth Auxiliary Legion Turner Valley 403-933-3739. for Life Prgm 403-995-2660. -------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------5:30pm Buffet & Darts Drop In Everyone wel- 7:30 ~ 9:30pm Decorative Painting Sheep CreekArts Council 403-938-2032. come. Legion Turner Valley 403-933-4564. -------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------

ley - Family Fun Sale. ---------------------------------------------Feb 12th Doors open at 7:oo pm. Beneath The Arch Concert - Twilight Hotel. 403-933-7040 or 403933-5811. ---------------------------------------------Feb 5th: 5:30pm – Main Stage 2011 Les Miserables GALA DINNER & SHOW at Foothills Composite High School/ Alberta High School of Fine Arts (Okotoks). ----------------------------------------------- Dinner at 5:30 with show to folFeb 4th - 7:00 to 10:30pm - "Show low. Tickets (403) 540-6574. the Love" heArt Gala - Nanton ---------------------------------------------Kozy Korner, 2211 - 20th St in SUNDAY Nanton. Art Auction fundraiser for Jam with Eva & Company at Cougars SNAPS. Turner Valley 403-933-4412. ----------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------Feb 4th: 7:00pm - Main Stage 2011 11:00am Regular services Longview Bible proudly presents Les Miserables Fellowship - 403-808-9948. OPENING NIGHT in the theatre at --------------------------------------------MULTI-DAY EVENTS Foothills Composite High School/Alberta High School of Feb 8th (Tues), 10th (Thurs), 11th Fine Arts in Okotoks. Tickets 403 (Fri), 12th (Sat), 15th (Tues) 17th (Thurs) & 18th (Fri): 7:00pm 540-6574. Main Stage 2011 proudly pres----------------------------------------------ents Les Miserables in the theaSATURDAY 9:00 ~ 11:00am Breakfast Legion Turner Val- tre at Foothills Composite High School/Alberta High School of ley 403-933-4564. -------------------------------------------------------Fine Arts in Okotoks. Tickets 4:30pm Meat Draw, 50/50 & Free Pool 403-540-6574. Legion Turner Valley 403-933-4564. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Send Us Your Events Jam with Eva & Company at Cougars FRIDAY

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The pre-teen and teen years can be a time of anxiety and confusion as young people face a myriad of changes and pressures. Without support and guidance navigating these difficult transition years, young people often experience a drop in selfesteem and self-confidence putting them at greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse, dropping out of school, eating disorders, unplanned pregnancy and other pitfalls that can impede life success. The Boys and Girls Club of Diamond Valley is pleased to announce the launch of Take it EASY, a program to teach youth strategies that foster self-esteem and confidence, enabling them to make better decisions and life choices during these challenging years. Take it EASY, a program developed by Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and offered at many Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada, addresses issues including bullying, peer pressure, body image, sex and sexuality,

which are identified by youth as priority issues. The twelve week program is designed to support pre-teens and teens as they are confronted by profound physical and emotional changes in their daily lives, and incorporates guest speakers, hands-on activities and field trips. “We are pleased to have received the funding to facilitate this important program in our area,” said Shirley Puttock, Executive Director. The Take it EASY program will be launched at fifteen Boys and Girls Clubs across the country this year, thanks to the generous support of Tupperware Canada. This is the fourth year that Tupperware has supported this national program offered through Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. For more information about the Take it EASY program being offered by the Boys and Girls Club of Diamond Valley, contact Mady Thiel-Kopstein @ 403933-4066. Boys and Girls Club of Dia-

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The Sheep River Health Trust is pleased to announce that they have met and exceeded all of their fundraising goals for 2010. With this success, they were able to fund a second CR Reader, valued at $40,000 for the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre. The CR Reader develops the images from pictures taken with the x-ray machine and the Technologists can manipulate and enhance the image for the Radiologist and Physicians to read using the CR Reader. Currently, the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre sees approximately 1200 patients per month. They have one machine that is used for outpatients with a requisition and patients sent from Urgent Care. The second reader will

reduce down time due to reader malfunction, maintenance or service. The CR Reader will increase the productivity of staff and reduce patient wait times at the health and wellness centre” said Wade T. Cooper, Supervisor of the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre. Through supporting the provision of a second CR Reader, the Trust is ensuring that our rural patients receive quality healthcare when they need it without having to be sent off-site for a simple procedure. Since 1994, the Sheep River Health Trust, formerly k n o w n a s t h e O i lfields/Okotoks Health Foundation, has raised over $2.5 million for health-related programs, services and equipment urgently needed in our local area. Last year alone, the Trust raised $300,000 to help

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Chronicles & Costumed Characters

By Todd Curran Family Literacy Day came to life at Turner Valley School on January 27th, as literary characters leapt from their pages and into the classroom. In celebration of the day, students came dressed as their favourite book characters and brought their favourite books to school. If students were caught reading by Principal Bennington, they were awarded prizes such as books and bookmarks. Dignitaries and local celebrities also got into the act, promoting literacy by discussing the importance of books and reading to children at local libraries and recreation centres. “We thought a less academic approach would be a fun way to recognize Family Literacy Day at school while engaging kids to read,” says teacher Carol Webb. The students are encouraged to describe what they like about books, pull their favourite characters out and bring them to life. “Books have a lot of competition with the

electronic devices available to this generation,” Carol says. “Our goal is to produce brilliant readers and keep them reading.” A great local source for used books is Oren's Gallery & Craft Market located at 109 Centre Ave in Black Diamond. Call 403-9333661 for more information. For more information visit Literacy for Life at

By Todd Curran Turner Valley School students got a chance to experience the sport of curling on January 26th, when volunteers from the Southern Alberta Curling Association (SACA) arrived to present their Curling Rox program. “We're bringing the sport to schools in rural areas to get the kids involved,” says SACA board member Shannon Gross. With some undersized curling rocks on wheels,

the volunteers engage children with games that develop accuracy, scoring, technique and brushing. “These are coaching drills that give the kids hands-on experience,” Shannon says. The program was conceived when the association discovered that the number of senior curlers was dwindling and few young people were taking up the sport. “We need to get them interested or risk losing our clubs,” says Shannon, a curler for 30 years. “The schools have been phenomenal about bringing the program in and we've received a good response from all age groups.” The program is inexpensive to run and comes at no cost to the schools, keeping the fun in the sport and perhaps discovering the next generation of curling's rock stars. “We just want to give back to the kids and the sport we love,” Shannon says. For more information call the Southern Alberta Curling Association at 403-2469300 or visit

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Faith Forum

Have you ever wondered what would happen to a child if, left to themselves to grow up with no rules, training or discipline – what they'd be like? Having worked with children for many years in elementary schools, I see the differences and results all the time in children that come from homes where they pretty much do what they want, compared to those children who have discipline, moral training and structure in their lives. It is no guarantee that when they grow up they won't always make good choices and end up in trouble with the law or worse – but the difference is that they have a better chance of being a good citizen, employee, husband or wife and dad or mom. In God's word in Ephesians 2, a piece was written to those who at one time followed only what they wanted (here called our 'evil or sinful nature'), but then chose God in a personal relationship and His ways. It was written as a reminder

Left to Ourselves By Gloria Wessner

for them to remember where they came from when they lived for themselves, to what they had become because of what God had done for them through Jesus Christ and their choice to follow Him. “Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil - the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God's anger, just like everyone else. But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along

with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:1-10 NLT) How about you? Will you choose to be God's masterpiece today – his special work of art? Our choices today affect our future tomorrow and for eternity. Feel free to write me at and I'll be more than happy to chat with you.

Longview Link By Chey Nickerson

The Christmas Fair and Christmas Concert at Longview School were huge successes this past holiday season. We thank school council and parents for hosting such a wonderful Christmas Fair and thank the students and staff for presenting a fantastic Christmas Concert. Everyone at Longview School would like to send out a great big thank you to all of the businesses for supporting Longview school by graciously donating items to our Christmas Fair. Your continued kindness and thoughtfulness are very much appreciated. Thank You to: Timothy Fred's, Hidden Charm Boutique, Marv's Classic Soda Shop, Foothills Pizza, Millenium Lanes, Animal House Pet Centre, Playtopia, Sobey's (Okotoks), Pixie Hollow, Merle Norman Cosmetics & Day Spa, Mark's Work Wearhouse, Highwood Art & Framing, Bali Bling, Peavy Mart, WalMart Can-

ada Corp, Sandul's Pharmacy Ltd., Twin Cities Hotel, Maryanne's Eden, ATB Financial, OK Tire, Pharmasave Black Diamond, High Country Video, Longview Steakhouse, Village of Longview, Brandt Tractor Ltd., Pure Jeanius, Fat Burger, Sweets & Blooms, Boothill Gallery, Navajo Mug, Sears Ranches, Vale's Greenhouse, The Energy Shop, CPA, KelTerra Inc., Hayden's Machine Shop Ltd., Royal Bank, Exhibit Studio, Highway 22 Liquor Store, Longview Esso, Longview Jerky Shop, Longview Library, Finishing Touches, Pop's Barber Shop, Little New York Bistro, Bump's Pit Stop, Erica O'Callaghan, Atco Gas, Neil's Custom Carpentry, Blue Rock Gallery, Finishing Touches, Chinook Ranch, 7P Ranch, Kentucky Ranch, Teresa de Groisbois, Norma Lacey Crafts, Longview Fire Department and Little Chinook.

A welcome break from the cold has arrived making the winter a week or so shorter and giving us back our blue sky! It's amazing how just being able to get outside and get fresh air changes the outlook we have isn't it? With the cold snap that arrived, getting all the Christmas decorations down and stored has been delayed a bit, but soon things will be done and Longview's streets will a little less colourful until next year! Great job with the lights, they are beautiful and certainly put smiles on lots of faces. I have even had calls at the Village office to say how nice things looked this Christmas season, which is always nice. The Youth Group is hosting a “Grand Prix Pine Box Race” at the Fire Hall on February 5th from 9:30 to 12. For more information on this event call 403-5582243. Should be lots of fun to watch even if you aren't competing yourself! On February 19th the Youth Group is also sponsoring a

Youth and Family ski trip. For anyone interested in taking part, please contact 403-558-0002 before February 5th. The Longview Library has been hosting many information sessions with our residents in mind. Keep checking the boards at the bottom of the stairs to see what's happening in the library as updates are posted and sign- up sheets are available there. For residents of Longview, please keep in mind that many of the boards and committees will need new members in the very near future. Many of the people who donated their time and ideas have been on the boards for a few years and it's time for new members to step up, bringing with them, new outlooks. Once again, watch the boards at the bottom of the stairs at the Village Office or contact the office for more information. V O L U N T E E R S, the backbone of our communities! Make it a great day! Chey

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year old daughter has dropped out of collage and now sits mute, on a piece of cardboard at the corner of Bathhurst and Bloor, with a begging bowl in her lap. Norah sleeps at night in the Promise Hostel - a shelter for the homeless. Her sisters, Natalie and Chris, visit her on a regular basis, bringing gifts and necessities. Her father, Tom, makes the trip to Toronto to silently sit beside her every Friday, bringing his own lawnchair. Reta drives by or covertly watches her daughRoyal Canadian Legion Branch #78 ter from diners and stores. 121 Sunset Blvd. East, Turner Valley But Unless is not about Office 403-933-4600 ~ Canteen 403-933-4564 Norah - it is about Reta "a Email: ~ strong, insightful woman, with a wonderfully dry sense of humour." Reta is a comic writer and her material is close at hand - the duo of town librarians, her three close friends who By Lynn Willoughby meet once a week for coffee, things written by Carol novel for the ages...Unless is her editor and Danielle Shields, so am puzzled by the work of a master writer Westerman - a French poet the choice of this novel. Her at the peak of her powers..." and friend who Reta has work is wonderful, full of writes the reviewer for the worked with for many years. well rounded, knowledge- Vancouver Sun. Her best source of wry comable characters, triumph, The bulk of the book conedy is herself; "I seldom tragedy and everything in sists of descriptions by Reta wear scarves myself, I can't between, but I had real trou- of the many small daily pleabe bothered and besides, ble connecting to Reta Win- sures that arise from being whatever I put around my ters - the protagonist in at the centre of a loving, neck takes on the configuUnless. Not everyone feels close-knit family (very ration of a Girl Guide kerthis way, however, so you Shields). Yet all is not what chief, the knot working its must read it for yourself. "A it seems. Reta's nineteen way straight to my throat

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Every responsible dog owner agrees... picking up after your dog is a MUST. No matter where or when it occurs there is NO excuse for not scooping the poop. 1. It's the law. Just like littering, it's unlawful NOT to pick up after your dog and your violation is subject to fine. 2. It's common courtesy. Cleaning up after your dogs shows respect for our neighbours and our community. Only irresponsible dog owners leave their dog's poop for others to look at, step in or clean up. 3. Dog Poop is unhealthy. Abandoned dog poop can host diseases and/or parasites which can infect other dogs that come into contact with it or be transmitted to people who accidentally step in it and track it home. Particularly at risk, of course, are children who play on the ground. 4. Environmental Hazard. Melting snow, spring run-off or heavy rainstorms dilute dog waste and wash it into streams and sewers. The dog waste contributes to the bacterial content of rivers, polluting parks and waterways and degrading the natural environment for fish, wildlife and people. 5. Dog Poop bio-degrades slowly. You might think it is okay to leave dog poop because it will break down naturally. However, the biodegrading process is very slow, and, especially in places where the dog population is high, abandoned dog poop can accumulate faster than it breaks down.

Black Diamond Council Chambers Black Diamond Council Chambers Black Diamond Council Chambers Black Diamond Council Chambers Black Diamond Council Chambers Black Diamond Council Chambers Black Diamond Council Chambers and the points sticking out...and I am most definitely not a shopper." This is a novel in praise of "the pleasures of ordinary existence." ¨ Small Ceremonies ¨ Happenstance ¨ The Stone Diaries and many others as well as poems. Clara Callan - Richard B, Wright Two sisters, one small town in the midst of a depression and World War II - this is the substance of a wonderful novel by a great Canadian author. This book is written in a diary and letter form that reveals the lives of the Callan sisters Nora and Clara. It is extraordinary to me that a male writer could capture so well the inner lives of these female characters. Not since Dolores Claiborne, written by Stephen King, have I read a book like this. The Dionne quints are often featured throughout this novel, where Women's Auxiliary ruled the social life of small towns everywhere. "Wright's portrait draws a world of young women - pre-divorce, prepill, pre-liberation, where judgment weighed heavily upon anyone who defied

convention." The characters are so well defined they seem real and the themes are many and familiar in this complex novel, for anyone growing up in small town Canada. Depression era politics and economics, sexual politics, the influence of radio and movies, the melodrama of guilt - all play a part in the heroine's life and the lives of those nearest and dearest to her. The cultural shifts taking place in and around Clara and her sister are adroitly handled by Wright. This is a great read for baby boomers - both men and women - who can clearly relate to the lives of the Callan sisters. ¨ Adultery ¨ October Who Knew? The Dionne quintuplets, born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne in Corbeil, Ontario in 1934 were the only quintuplets to survive more than a few days. This miracle, plus their baby’s cuteness, the poverty of their French Canadian parents and the controversy over their guardianship, made them the sensation of the 1930's. They became Canada's biggest tourist attraction.

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Millarville’s Cool News The Grade 5 class hero.” - a quote by Shannon. Community School. Grades 4

has been working like 'busy little bees' completing our Hero project, getting ready for our D.A.R.E graduation and starting “Reading... Give it a Shot.” In Grade 5 we have recently finished a planner called Heroism. Each of us picked a Hero and studied them and then wrote an Exit Piece. A few examples of Heroes that we studied are, Pound Maker, a native chief, Michael J. Fox, a Canadian actor and Vicki Cianciarulo, a famous hunter and many more. A Hero is someone who helps others. They don't do everything for themselves they do things to help others. Every Hero has an inner-mountain to climb. An inner-mountain is a fear or a goal that they want to accomplish. Everyone can be a hero to someone else. “No one has to be famous to be a

The Grade 5's want to know… what is a hero to you? This year the Grade 5s were a part of the D.A.R.E program. D.A.R.E stands for: Define what your problem is, Assess, take the drug or don't, Respond, say yes or no, Evaluate, take a look back and evaluate. A police officer, Mrs. Melanie Glanville, came to our school to talk about drugs and alcohol and what they can do to your body. We learned about the drugs that we will have to face in the world and we learned how to say no! We have our D.A.R.E graduation this month and we are really looking forward to it. At our graduation we will receive a medal, a t-shirt and certificate. “Reading... Give it a Shot” has started again this year for the students at Millarville

to 6 are trying to read lots until March 14th, 2011. If you reach 2400 minutes you will get all the Flames bookmarks made into a poster. Some of the students in our class are competitive so we race each other to see who will get all the bookmarks first. Teachers will choose a student from each class. Each student's names are put into a draw to be chosen to go to a Calgary Flames Game. If you are the lucky student you will be able to go to a Flames game and meet some of the players. If you are participating in the “Reading... Give it a Shot,” be sure to keep track of your minutes!!!!! Our Grade 5 class is super excited about our new planner “Powerful Forces” and our electricity unit. Keep checking the Gazette for the next upcoming article.

Millarville Saddle Sores ~ We’re Off To The Races!! By Nicole Oliver, Club Reporter On December 18th the Millarville Saddle Sores loped off to the Reindeer Races hosted by the Millarville Mutts and Mustangs. Thank You to the Millarville Mutts and Mustangs and our enthusiastic volunteers. We started off our wonderful, but chilly day, at the Millarville race track with a great big bonfire. Our day also included six activities including a Tug-o-War; Ball Toss and Pole Bending. Thank you to the seniors for helping out. After that we had a won-

derful lunch. At 1:00 we started the races and what fun it was to watch, they even made Dennis Halstead join and race on a sled. On January 8th and 9th we had our district public speaking, curling and radio workshops where we learned how to write speeches, do a radio report and some got to try curling for their first time. Even though the weather was horrendous we still managed to get enough players for 4 teams of 3. All 4 teams were very close in the rankings. Coming up we are looking

forward to our winter workshop project. We would like to extend a big huge Thank You to Rowe Water Systems who have kindly donated the materials for us to make salt block holders for our horses. We will also be holding our public speaking competition on January 29th. February we have a horsemanship clinic as well as the 4H winter bonanza camps in Water Valley. With our regular rides in there we will be very busy in the next few month. Stay warm everyone and have a great year in 2011!!!


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The Family and Community Support Services Advisory Board is seeking a volunteer member to sit on the committee for a two-year term. Turner Valley Family and Community Services (FCSS) assists local non-profit organizations through funding and program support. The FCSS encourages the delivery of social programs that are preventive in nature and help promote and enhance well being for families and the community. In Turner Valley, a Councilappointed, volunteer board is responsible for setting program policy and reviewing applications for funding. Applicants must be a resident of Turner Valley or live within a five kilometer radius of the town. For more information, visit h t t p : / / w w w. t u r n e r v a l l e y. c a / t o w n hall/municipal-services/fcss. Westend Regional Sewage Services Commission new website:

DIAMOND VALLEY BUSINESS EXPO March 18 - 19 Flare and Derrick Community Centre, Turner Valley Featuring local businesses and organizations promoting local goods and services. Education session, prizes and a chance to explore entrepreneurial opportunities. Tables available to rent and for more information, contact the Diamond Valley Chamber of Commerce to register your business.


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Licenses Due for Renewal February 22, 2011 Business license and animal license renewals are in the mail. If you have not received a renewal notice please stop by the Municipal Office at 223 Main Street N.E. or call the office at 403-933-4944. If you no longer require a business license or animal license notify us and we will update our records.

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Family Day Scavenger Hunt Monday, February 21, 2011 · 10:00 a.m. - register your team of family and friends at the Flare & Derrick Community Centre in Turner Valley · 11:00 a.m. - the fun begins with teams setting out into the community to find as many items as possible on the scavenger hunt list · 12:30 p.m. - teams return to the Flare & Derrick Community Centre for hot dogs, hot chocolate and awards presentation to the teams accumulating the most items and points · 1:00 4:00 p.m. – Skating Party - lace up your skates and come out and skate with members of the Turner Valley Fire Department at the outdoor rink No charge to register Teams with the most points will win great prizes. Scavenger hunt items will be found within the communities of Turner Valley and Black Diamond. To learn more about this fun event and to volunteer please call Hazel at 403.933.4944 or email

“Volunteers are the heart of the Community.” PATHS, PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE Are you interested making a difference in your community? The Paths, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PPRAC) is looking for two (2) volunteers. This committee identifies, defines, and makes recommendations to Council regarding the present and future needs for paths, parks, sports and recreation opportunities within the Town of Turner Valley and works with neighbouring communities. To find out more about these opportunities please call: Town of Turner Valley 403 933 4944 or Download, fill out, and return an application form to the Town Office: P.O. Box 330, (223 Main Street NE), Turner Valley, T0L 2A0 Committee/Board Application forms are available at:


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The Oral Health Connection Smoking – Are the risks worth it? By Penny Judson-Benny ~ Registered Dental Hygienist


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It has been known for quite some time now that smoking is highly linked with lung cancer and heart disease. Emphysema is almost exclusively found in smokers and 35% of all cancers can be attributed to smoking. There is an increased risk for early tooth loss and the main cause of throat and lung cancers is smoking. Smoking contributes to 95% of lung cancer deaths. Lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer, and cervical cancer in smokers is 8-17 times higher due to the increased concentration of nicotine found in the cervical mucus. No amount of smoking is risk free! The amount of risk depends on how long someone has smoked, how deeply one inhales, as well as genetic factors. Tobacco smoking lessens the effectiveness of medications (ie pain relievers, antidepressants, tranquillizers, sedatives, ulcer meds and insulin). Smoking also

destroys certain vitamins and creates the need for other specific nutrients. With every puff of a cigarette, a smoker breathes in 4700 different chemicals! Smokers are more likely to have grey hair and have increased hair loss. Smokers are also more likely to have a chronic sinusitis. Ninety per cent of all regular smokers began smoking before the age of eighteen. Smoking and Oral Health Smoking and chewing tobacco damage the gums and other areas of the mouth. The risk of tooth loss is 2X more in a smoker than a non-smoker. There is also a delay in healing after tooth extractions and it sometimes can lead to a temporary and painful condition called 'dry socket'. It is also the main cause of throat and oral cancers. Smoking tobacco increases the risk of periodontal disease by at least 4X compared to a nonsmoker. There is also less success with dental implants as well as treating

periodontal disease. There is a higher incidence of inflammation of the salivary glands. Less riskier side effects from smoking include: an increase in halitosis (bad breath), a decrease in taste and smell, increased staining of the teeth as well having 'black, hairy tongue' (growths on the tongue making it look like the tongue is hairy and can be black or brown in appearance), as well as a more constant build-up of tartar and plaque. Nicotine addiction is very strong and hard to lose and this makes tobacco companies very successful! In order to reduce the risks of cancer and heart disease, as well as live a long, healthy life smoke cessation is necessary. Tips for smokers Quit! Quit! Quit! Get regular oral health exams and teeth cleanings from your dental professional. It is important to have a regular oral hygiene program including brushing,

flossing, using an antibacterial mouthrinse and tongue cleaner. Learn to do oral cancer self examination which include checking for sores and/or lumps around the face, neck, lips and in the mouth that do not heal in two weeks time. Check for white, red or dark patches on the cheeks, palate, tongue and under the tongue. If these patches have not healed in two weeks time, have them checked by a dental professional. Also be aware of any numbness, pain or loss of feeling in any area of the mouth. It is important to be very familiar with what feels 'normal' in the orofacial area and what doesn't. 'Keep Your Smile For a Lifetime!' Penny Judson-Benny, RDH, is the owner and operator of Mountain View Dental Hygiene Clinic in Black Diamond and can be contacted at 403-933-7722.


Gardens Galore By Marika d’Ailly

The Poinsettias bought for Christmas are probably still in pretty good shape. The bright red bracts cheer up any room in wintertime. The plants like plenty of light, do best free of draughts and want to be watered well, without being drowned in humidity. When the leaves drop off prematurely, it is usually because they are too wet or too dry. With some dedication it is possible to keep the plants over the summer and have them ready for the next Christmas season. The flowers on a Poinsettia are the little yellow centers, whereas the colour comes from the coloured bracts. By late March or early

April the coloured bracts have fallen off. This is the time to let the pot dry out somewhat in a cool place. By mid May the stem should be cut back to about 4 inches above the soil. A white sap will ooze out. It is not poisonous, but can be an irritant. Repot the plant with good quality potting soil, water well and place it in a sunny location. When new growth appears, fertilize it every 2 weeks with 20-20-20. By the time the new shoots have reached about 4 inches, cuttings can be made. These tender plants like bottom heat for vigorous growth. In case seedlings are not desired, cut back the growing tips of the original plant in

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early July and again in late August, to ensure a bushy plant. In order to get blooms to form and the bracts to colour, at least 12 hours of undisturbed rest is needed, this means NO ARTIFICIAL LIGHT. When the evenings get longer and the lights are turned on, the plants have to be placed in TOTAL DARKNESS from 5:00pm to 8:00am every day. After about ten weeks new blooms appear and the plants, once again are ready for the living room.

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From The Lions Den Submitted by Lion Lona Lineham Nine members of the Foothills Lions Club attended the Lions Convention held in Canmore on January 14th and 15th. Zone Chairman Lion James Lee received the "International Presidents Award" for excellence in embodying the spirit of Lionism and, as it states - "being a beacon of hope to those in need around the world". This is the 2nd highest award a Lion can receive. We are all very proud of Lion James and the work he has been doing. The motto of the Lions Club "WE SERVE" defines our mission and is the main principle

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of the Lions Club. The purpose of this world is not "to have and to hold" but "to give and to serve". The Foothills Lions Club donated $900.00 to Education Plus (Diamond Valley Campus). Ed Plus offers a full range of high school courses that allows them to work around each student’s individual needs and future interests. The main focus of Ed Plus is working with students at risk of not completing school in a traditional setting, towards achieving a Grade 12 high school diploma. Bali, Indonesia - here we come to help you!!! Lion James Lee, Lion Lona

Lineham and Lion David Campbell will be leaving for Bali soon, to distribute glasses to the needy people in the villages of Northern and Eastern Bali. The Foothills Lions Club donated $1500.00 for the purchase of these glasses. Where are the Bingo players?? We need you to come out and support out Friday Night Bingo. The next Lions Bingo will be held at the Valley Neighbours Club on Friday, February 4th, at 6:30pm.

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Household Hints Kitchen

While in the midst of the holiday season in between shopping, decorating, wrapping and visiting there was plenty of cooking and baking to do. I tried to be as efficient as possible in getting the job done and having an easy clean-up. I incorporated some of Mom's tricks, as well as some I got from friends and the internet to speed up the process, and thought you'd like to have some to try. First of all, good utensils are a must, a lot of time can be wasted looking for the correct tool for the job. Always have on hand two sets of measuring cups and spoons, a good thin spatula, several nylon scrapers, a good set of tongs, which are also great for turning meat as they don't pierce the meat and let the juices out, a set of glass mixing bowls with pour spouts and mixed size and shaped baking dishes; I prefer glass simply because they're more easily cleaned. Serrated knives are a must to cut bread or soft vegetables such as tomatoes. It's also recommended to use a serrated knife to cut a cake in half, but my Mom always cut a long enough piece of thread, looped the ends around her index fingers, set it around the cake and pulled it

By Rosemary

towards her. She always got a nice clean cut, with very few crumbs; wait until the cake is cooled whatever method you choose. When making a recipe that calls for cups of several different ingredients, example, shortbread cookies, put one ½ cup measuring cup in the icing sugar, one ½ cup measuring cup in the cornstarch and the 1 cup measuring cup in the flour, then there is no mixing of the ingredients in the containers, and no wash-up in between batches. Instead of sifting the ingredients, use a whisk to mix and fluff them before adding the butter. To pit olives (if you need to!), I've been told to roll the olive on a bread board between a clean cloth and your hand, it will loosen the pit and it's easier to pop out. To separate the whites of an egg from the yolk, hold a funnel over the bowl, or measuring cup and drop the egg inside. The white will fall into the container, the yolk will stay in the funnel. Sounds good, but I'd just as soon use the egg shell to separate the egg, then not have the funnel to wash afterward, but you may want to try it for fun. To peel hard boiled eggs, do the same as for olives, roll the egg

Views on Vision Build Your Vision: pdbq By Dr. Charles A. Boulet Vision, like a car, is complex but easy to use. The difference is that we, humans, can build a car. The visual system, like vehicles, can be broken down into various subsystems: motor control and perception, and those even further. When one subsystem is not working optimally, it only makes sense to get it fully operational. Even when it's working relatively well, one can always extract a little better performance from a vehicle. Likewise for vision. Vision's various elements can be studied by measurement, testing and observation. The vast majority of children with reading problems also have some significant visual dysfunction. If these are severe

enough, they can be the cause of many other problems observed in troubled students. Very often, there are other areas of concern as well. It is frequently possible to address these concerns and remove obstacles to reading and learning. We are developing an online library of activities designed to boost skills required for reading and academic success. These cover a broad array of skills for academic success and visual development. There are a number of paper and pencil activities that you can do even if you are a good reader, like the 'pdbq' activity. Parents are encouraged to do this with their children to boost reading skills.


around a bread board or Monday – Friday 11am - 7pm counter under your hand, the Saturday – 10am – 5pm shell will crack in small pieces and it makes it easier to peel off. Always rinse and dry to remove any For all our newest additions and updates visit our Site on remaining shell. To Facebook or our website extend the amount of filling for devilled eggs, add a small boiled potato to the mix, mash it together with the yolk, add mayonnaise, Dijon or dried mustard, salt, pepper; pipe back into the half egg and sprinkle with paprika. Grease your baking pans with the wrapper from the butter, I save the wrappings in a small plastic sandwich bag in the freezer and take them out as needed. Hope you'll keep these short cuts in mind and let us know If you have any to pass on. Rosemary can be reached at:

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'pdbq' is a great exercise and helps build fine motor control, visual perception and reading skills. It's like reading, but much easier. It can also be made quite challenging. This activity is worth doing simply for the gains in visual control, but what I appreciate most about it is that most children will absolutely know p's from q's and b's from d's after just a few sessions. To get your copy of this exercise go to: Locate the search box in the top right of the web page. Into that search box, type 'pqbd'. You will find notes, a downloadable file, and instructions. Dr. Boulet is an optometrist and owner-operator of Diamond Valley Vision Care in Black Diamond (403-9335552 or He is also a former high school teacher and continues to work with children who have trouble learning.



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I've heard it said that luck is where preparation and opportunity intersect. I suppose it follows that bad luck occurs when the mind's GPS craps out. Touch wood, I've never held much stock in the theory of luck either way. That said, preparation and opportunity presented themselves the other night and I was damned lucky to catch the program. CBC had a fascinating presentation a few nights back, which of course some would argue was newsworthy of its own right. It seems the world has gone nutty over Smart Technology. I've often wondered if the term wasn't a bit of an oxymoron given that if it wasn't smart - how would it fall under the banner of technology? Nonetheless. Like most of us, I tend to walk around with a wallet laden with credit cards. enhanced photo identification, a bar coded library card and the odd magnetic backed hotel room key that I meant to turn in 3 trips ago. Because I rarely use my card over the internet (my wife delights in telling people it's because general computer skills are pretty much over my head) I've never been all that concerned about personal data theft. I haven't got the patience to stand in front of an ATM that at best befuddles me as to why it can never seemingly work twice in a row, so that avenue for identity theft is a short one. I figured I was pretty low risk for the migration of personal data over to the unsavory.

Not so according to Canadian But Credible. In their quest for faster, smarter and I suspect cheaper methods of exchanging data, most credit cards, a lot of hotel room keys and some drivers licenses are imbedded with RFID or Radio Frequency Identification. I won't bother to go into great detail about this techno wizardry - if you're a geek, you know what it is. For the rest of us mere mortals, suffice it to say that the data stored on these cards can be read by a remote device, presumably from the International Space Station, where Sergei who's going out of his tree with boredom for 6 months at a time, can determine how many bottles of scotch you purchased over the past 8 months on a given credit card. And because at the end of his shift, Sergei's looking to spend a week or 2 in Disneyland, he's probably sharing this information with NASA and perhaps the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. This in turn could have a serious impact on your ability to cross the US border en route to Kentucky next summer as Scotch is a vile threat to Bourbon producers in that fine state and Homeland Security, who also can read the data, would find you to be a persona non grata and injurious to the US economy. Going with a more earthly risk assessment, the CBC report focused on this very same information being lifted from cards through the employment of some fairly inexpensive devices known as remote scanners. Seems that from distances of up to 50 ft - or 15 meters in Canada - Scanners for

By Dave Heron

Scammers can lift the information right through layers of clothing and wallets, and 10 minutes later be paying for a luxury hotel room in Dubai. Up until that epiphany moment, not only was I unaware that the bad guys were that savvy, but equally unaware that a $3.00 item could derail their plans to get into my back pocket easier than the Government. It's called a defender sleeve. Fits neatly over the credit card and blocks out any attempt to read the info from the card. Think of it as similar to the deflector shields used by Star Trek's Enterprise without having to listen to William Shatner ramble on. I'd tell you we stock them in our office but that would seem like crass advertising, now wouldn't it? So I won't tell you. But of course, we do. Do I use them? Not yet - lost my wallet the other day and despite numerous calls to Sergei to locate the damned thing, it appears his tracking abilities have been blocked by the shields. Bit of bad luck wouldn't you say?

Adios until next time Dave Heron Dave Heron is the owner and operator of: Pace Setter Travel & Tours (1995) Inc; P.O. Box 612, 49 Elizabeth Street, Okotoks. Tel: 403.938.5454 Toll Free: 1.800.206.7223. Fax: 403.938.5568 Email:

The Life of A Part II Calmed Artist

I have to say, that not only did I receive emails from lovely readers, I also had people walk up to me and thank me for my last article. Consider this article as a part two. To continue with the topic of meditation, it is not just time reserved just for you, it is also time for you to reflect on those you know who could use some real help with their own struggles. So far, my meditation practice has been focused on getting my body and mind back into a healthful state. And it's worked wonders. For those of you who really don't have the ability to get a moments peace during the day, I'll let you in on my secret: find peace at night, as you snuggle in for

the night, and again just as you wake up. Be sure to allow time to manage your morning routine too. As for my career in the arts, I've taken on more and more responsibilities as an educator. So you can imagine my need to calm myself. Very recently, meditation has helped me find my newest, deepest, most meaningful form of inspiration. Since my interests exist in an extremely vast supply, I'm learning to listen more and do less. Friends who've seen my self-designed (and stillin-the-works) website told me that my animal work captures more than just a likeness. One viewer said, 'Your wildlife artwork speaks so deeply to me, that it’s as if you have been able to 'see'

right into the soul and spirit of the animal.' Those words cannot be taken lightly, so my new work will entail artwork starring animals in need, and in my teaching career, I will be working more closely with the practices of animal welfare groups. I believe that it is necessary for all of us to take that much-needed 'me time' not only ourselves, but to help our loved ones, friends, neighbours, casual people we meet each day and it will, I guarantee it, improve our overall outlook on our daily lives.

~Love and light from The Real Robin Thibodeau

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Grassroots ~ February 1st, 2011 by Eric Francis Aries (March 20-April 19) Imagine you're a boat -- a gorgeous, well-made vessel, sitting on the floor of a dry sea. There are places you've been, and places you want to go. But you're stuck. Now, imagine that there is water rising, like a miracle. It's a calm, gentle flood, soaking the dry land and turning it back into the ocean that it once was. You float up on the water effortlessly. You're finally free. It's an amazing feeling, your sensation of mobility and buoyancy. It's a little like weightlessness, but there's the solid feeling of being upright and in equilibrium. You could go anywhere, and you directly feel that potential. The sensation of any possibility being open, of any destination being available, feels so good, you don't have to think about the future, or about the past. You don't need a strategy. The moment calls for faith in your quest, whatever that turns out to be. Taurus (April 19-May 20) This week you just might burst a bubble of old karma passed along by your family. There are many ways these things get passed down, depending on the school of thought or tradition you tap into for a model. Karma is real, though in our culture what often passes for the stuff are really multigenerational emotional patterns passed down over the years -- in a few words, household products that can mark us for life. These include values, the well-documented influences of alcoholism and lesser-documented influences of religion, but it all amounts to the same thing: we are burdened with material from the past, and if we want to be functioning adults, we must let it go and create a new perspective. This will change how you see the world, which in turn will change your experience of the world. And thankfully the resolution can happen a lot faster than the situation itself developed. Gemini (May 20-June 21) The more you expand your vision, the more nervous you're likely to become -- and that's precisely how you'll know you're really doing it. When you step into new territory, you might feel excitement, and you might also feel the fear of punishment or a backlash (that would be guilt) or a shaky sense of embarking on the unknown (that would be dropping an ego shell and feeling vulnerable). What I suggest you look for is the sense that you're guided to where you're going. That guidance might hand you a simple strategy; the strategy will have elements of traditional thought that allow you to develop what is in truth a fairly radical or innovative idea. In my view the two go together. Effective revolutionaries are almost always traditionalists. Remember that there's something truly organic about what you're creating.

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Cancer (June 21-July 22) Authentic exchange requires trust, and -- if you follow it -- that leads to daring. However, it's important for you to get these two in order, that is, trusting first and daring later. Trust does not mean certainty. It's a quiet confidence that feels halfway between the absence of doubt and an odd kind of assurance. When you trust, you just know - and that is despite any apparent circumstances. The thing to remember is that trust requires vulnerability; on one dimension, they are one and the same. Part of that vulnerability is openness to the feelings and experiences of the people you know. In your particular situation at the moment, there's something about recognizing what so many people have in common with you. The struggles, desires, need for healing. Once you establish this common ground with people, or even notice it, something unusual is poised to happen, which is about community and sharing mutual purpose -- a very satisfying thing for you. Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) This time of year always puts special emphasis on your relationships. And there is a lot to focus on now. You also have plenty to celebrate, because you're finally getting a handle on what you want, what you need, and what concepts (I was going to say structure, or boundaries, but let's include them under concepts) work the best for you. The beauty of the moment is that this is not in a defensive way; you've suddenly developed the capacity to handle passion without getting nervous, and to understand commitment as a thing that flows and changes with circumstances. You know that what you put out, you get back, not in theory but in practice. You can, over the next few weeks, look right at anyone and any feeling they might express and call it precisely what it is. Again, this is not defensive -- it is factual, as evidenced by your lack of emotional attachment to what you observe. The feeling is more like, ah! That's what that is!And this is how I want to respond. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) You may feel like you can tackle anything at the moment, but I strongly suggest you pace yourself. On the bright side, you have a lot of energy, idealism and some fantastic ideas for what to do, and what to do better. On the other hand, I can see that your energy bodies are processing some healing project. Part of the process is like when you get a piece of glass embedded in your skin and over the course of a few years it gradually comes to the surface. Once it does, it's an incredibly satisfying feeling of breakthrough that can mark your whole consciousness even though the shard may only be a couple of millimeters long. And if it makes a little injury on the way out, you know that it's the end of a process that was a long time coming. Meanwhile, over the next few weeks, beware of your ups and downs, sense your energy level as it's becoming the next state, and respond in advance. If you feel a little tired, stop and take a nap. If you feel a little overwhelmed, take a break. If you feel like you can work for eight hours straight, work for six.

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Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) I have proposed before, as have many others, that the best sex organ is the mind. The senses go there, the nerve endings start up there, the pineal gland is there, and all kinds of fun, interesting, innovative and kinky ideas percolate around. I have also proposed, as have others, that sexuality is the seat of creativity. Sex creates existence. At the moment, about 26 different aspects of this set of facts are coming to the surface. The Sun has entered the alreadyelectrified angle of your chart where all of these experiences usually play out. And play is the word. There are deep emotions involved; you have your history to integrate and develop your ongoing relationship with; you have the adventures you seek, and you have your fears about letting yourself be free enough to go there. Keep your sense of play handy. I suggest you start in your mind, and do your best to make friends with everything that comes to the surface. In our age of paranoia, judgment and manic obsession with control, this is a radical act. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Though you're an emotionally driven person, it's often challenging for you to ground in your feelings. This involves the placement of Aquarius in your solar chart. In short, what this creates is a kind of mental refuge from the intensity of your emotions, and this, in turn, has a way of preventing you from feeling what you might actually be feeling -- as a direct rather than conceptual experience. Now, you're being challenged to do just that. Mars in Aquarius is compelling you to address your deepest insecurities. Don't shy away from this. In fact, I suggest you embrace the energy as it peaks, because as you face one particular shadow, you will let it out of your psyche and it will never have quite the same power again. I also suggest you notice your resistance; that is, how inclined you are to fight yourself. Remember, that's where the only struggle really is, and releasing that fight is the only way to make peace with yourself, and as a result, with the world. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) For a long time I've been writing so much about your creative process, you might think I had access to some hidden file that revealed your imminent acceptance to a painting academy in Paris, or that you might be working one-to-one with George Lucas. Yes, I know something about you. I know how talented you are, I know how much energy you have, and more than that, I know how necessary it is for you to express your full identity through your creative process. You are the kind of person who does not 'make art'. You become the art you are making, and it becomes you. Now the relationship has the potential to go to the depth of full involvement. You may feel a tangible sense of your own potential. You may have a new understanding of your depth of knowledge, and new material to work with. The piece you will need to bring yourself is the focus and discipline to bring your gifts to fruition. You've been working at this longer than you think, and you're further




along than you currently believe. So believe in yourself and act on it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) You're safer than you think. I know that lately you feel exposed to the world, to the elements and to the wild winds of fortune. I know you feel a profound sense of responsibility, perhaps mingled with the drive to succeed that is one part ambition and three parts a matter of something you owe yourself for all your hard work. Still, you feel like there's a television camera trained on you, and like your integrity is always on the line. That's not exactly a safe feeling. Yet remember how safe you feel in your own home, in particular, how secure simply being yourself you feel when you're behind your own doors. Now, imagine that you can take this sensation out into the world, wherever else you may go. Consider how wonderful it would feel to experience the world as a safe place everywhere, despite any potential for uncertainty? That sense of a fully portable safe haven is something you can bring anywhere. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Notice every woman you meet, no matter how casual the encounter. Be alert to anything more formal than sharing an elevator for 45 seconds, and even that might prove to be noteworthy. Listen for her ideas, and pay attention to the hint that she's connected to something beyond the obvious. Or, you could consider yourself this person: imagine what it feels like to be connected to your source in a way that lights up others when you shake their hand. Experiment with what it feels like to know your ideas are original and excellent, and to stand in the quiet confidence that brings. Respecting your own ideas and your perception of the world is one of the most basic elements of self-respect. If you hold that feeling, and acknowledge its counterpart in every person you meet, this feeling will grow like a crystal in your mind, your relationships and your circle of friends. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Of the many cycles in astrology is a 12-year run -- what you might think of as a Jumbo Year. What a difference one of those Big Years makes. What were you doing back then, around 1999? Think about it for a moment, and if you would, consider this. In that moment 12 years ago, did you have any sense of what was about to happen? Could you have predicted where your life would go, the people you would meet, or the adventures you would embark on? You stand today in a similar moment, where a truly original life journey awaits you. This time, you can make your decisions a little more boldly, knowing from the previous cycle that you really are taken care of, that you can make good decisions and that your life works out in highly creative ways you could have hardly ever predicted. You have no need to predict, and you need no reasons to trust.


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