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2nd & 4th Monday - Quilting 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Griffiths Senior 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. ------------------------------------------------------11:00am - 11:45am Chair Exercises. Griffiths Senior 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. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month 6:30pm Legion Executive Meetings 403-933-4600. No July & August meetings. -------------------------------------------------------7:00 ~ 9:00pm Beginner Acrylic Painting Autumn Scene. Sheep Creek Arts Council. 403-933-4020.

---------------------------------------------Nov 28th, Seniors’ Dinner at the Legion Turner Valley. No dinner in October. 403-933-4564. ----------------------------------------------TUESDAY 1st & 3rd/every month 7:00 & 7:30pm Lions Club Meeting at Legion. Next meeting September. Contact Don at 403-931-3587. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month 1:15pm Sheep River Library Book Club 403-933-7464. --------------------------------------------------------

2nd/every month 7:30pm Millarville Horticultural Club (9x per year) Sheila 403-9313989. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month Foothills Search & Rescue Meeting Oilfields General Hospital. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month 7:00pm Legion General Membership Meetings. 403-933-4600. No July &August meetings. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month Coffee Chatter Nanton SNAPS Orvella Small 403-603-3232. -------------------------------------------------------2nd Tuesday 1:30 to 3:00pm Business Meeting Griffiths Senior Centre, Black Diamond. 403-933-4036. -------------------------------------------------------3rd/every month Coffee Chatter Okotoks SNAPS Orvella Small - 403-603-3232. -------------------------------------------------------9:30 ~ 11:00 am - Yoga in Longview. Kendra 403-558-3696. -------------------------------------------------------10:00 ~ 10:45am Art with Little Ones. Sheep CreekArts Council. 403-933-4020. -------------------------------------------------------10:45am Book Buddies Sheep River Library. 403-933-3278. -------------------------------------------------------1:00 or 7:00pm Knitting Club Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-933-3376. -------------------------------------------------------1:00pm Whist & Bridge Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. -------------------------------------------------------6:00 ~ 7:00pm Belly Dancing Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-938-4020. -------------------------------------------------------7:00 ~ 8:00pm - Red Deer Lake Community Centre - Boot Camp for all levels - Patti: 403931-2373. -------------------------------------------------------7::00- 9:00pm Adult Badminton, Millarville Community School gym. 931-3919. ------------------------------------------------------7:30 ~ 9:30pm 1st & 3rd week of month. Scrapbooking Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-933-4424. --------------------------------------------------------


7:00 ~ 8:30pm YOGA Beginners and all levels, Priddis Community Hall, drops in welcome. Margit 403-931-3649. -------------------------------------------------------7:30pm Last/every month. Legion Ladies Auxiliary No meetings July & August. 403933-4564. -------------------------------------------------------7:30 ~ 9:30pm Last/month. Camera Club Sheep CreekArts Council 403-933-2407.

7:30 ~ 9:30pm BeginnersAcrylic Painting Sheep CreekArts Council 403-933-4020.


2nd & 4th - Quilting at the Griffiths Senior Center. 403-933-4036. -------------------------------------------------------9:00 ~ 10:00am - Red Deer Lake Community Centre - Boot Camp for all levels - Patti: ----------------------------------------------- 403-931-2373. -------------------------------------------------------WEDNESDAY 9:30 ~ 11am - Yoga in Longview. Kendra 2nd Wednesday Pot Luck Luncheon - 12:00 403-558-3696. – 1:00 p.m. Griffiths Senior Centre, Black -------------------------------------------------------Diamond. 403-933-4036. 9:30am Beginners Yoga Class Drop ins wel------------------------------------------------------come. Sheep River Library, Turner Valley8:45 ~ 10:00am - YOGA, Beginners and all Margit 403 931 3649. levels, Millarville Community Hall, drop in -------------------------------------------------------welcome. Margit 403 931 3649. 10:00 ~ 10:30am Around the World with -------------------------------------------------------- Dance & Play class for Moms & Tots. Sheep 9:30 ~ 12:00 a.m. Floor Curling Griffiths CreekArts Council 403-938-4020. Memorial Centre, Black Diamond. 403-933- -------------------------------------------------------4036. 1:00pm 1st/every month General Meeting ------------------------------------------------------Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. 10:30am ~ 3:30pm 1st & 3rd week of month. -------------------------------------------------------Diamond Valley Quilt Club Sheep Creek 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cards - Griffiths Senior CenArts Council 403-931-3989. tre, Black Diamond. 403-933-4036. -------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------1:00pm - Bridge at the Valley Neighbours 1:30pm 2nd/every month Valley NeighClub. 403-933-4289. bours Gardening Club. Bea 403-933-7131. -------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------1:30 ~ 3:30pm Last of each month. Volun- 5:00 ~ 7:30pm Fish & Chip Night / Crib at teer Sewing/Quilting Bee. Baby Bags for Lit 7:30pm Legion Turner Valley 403-933for Life Prgm 403-995-2660. 4564. -------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------5:30pm Buffet & Darts Drop In Everyone wel- 6:30 ~ 7:30pm TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sencome. Legion Turner Valley 403-933-4564. sibly) Valley Neighbours Club. -------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------6:00 ~ 7:00pm Belly Dancing Sheep Creek 7:00 ~ 8:30pm 1st/month. Youth Auxiliary Arts Council 403-938-4020. Legion Turner Valley 403-933-3739. -------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------6:30 ~ 7:30pm Gentle Yoga for beginners 7:00 ~ 9:00pm Beginner Decorative Paintand those that practice. Millarville Ranchers ing for 4 weeks Sheep Creek Arts Council Hall. Margit 403-931-3649. 403-938-4020. -------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------7:00-9:00pm - every Wednesday Adult Vol- 7:00 ~ 9:00pm Decorative Painting Sheep leyball, Millarville Community School gym. CreekArts Council 403-933-4578. 931-3919. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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------------------------------------------------------1st, 2nd, 3rd/month 6:30 ~ 8:30pm Gym Night Longview School - George 403-8089948. -------------------------------------------------------1:00pm Nickel Bingo Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. ------------------------------------------------------6:30pm every/other. Bingo at the Valley Neighbours Club, Lions Club 403-9333232. -------------------------------------------------------5:00pm Meat Draw & Chase the Ace (draw at 6:15pm) - Buffet - Wear Red - Legion Turner Valley 403-933-4564.

----------------------------------------------Nov 11th 10:30am Remembrance Day - Royal Canadian Legion service at Oilfields High School. ----------------------------------------------SATURDAY 9:00 ~ 11:00am Breakfast Legion Turner Valley 403-933-4564.

----------------------------------------------4:30pm Meat Draw, 50/50 & Free Pool Legion Turner Valley 403-933-4564.

---------------------------------------------Nov 12th 9:30am to 4:00pm. Termari: Japanese Thread Balls (beginners class). Sheep Creek Arts, Turner Valley. 403-933-4020. ---------------------------------------------Nov 19th Little Brown Jug Curling bonspiel. Oilfields Curling Rink, Black Diamond. Contact Michel Jackson- 403-933-4794. ---------------------------------------------Nov 19th 10am-4pm. Christmas Card Workshop. Sheep Creek Arts, Turner Valley. 403-938-7498.

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---------------------------------------------MULTI-DAY EVENTS Nov 9th and 16th (3 Weds). Ceramic Bottle Topper (clay classes). Sheep Creek Arts, Turner Valley. 403-933-4020. ---------------------------------------------Friday, Nov 11th 10am - 8pm; Saturday, Nov 12th 10am - 5pm; Sunday, Nov 13th 10am - 5pm Millarville Christmas Market. Millarville Race Track. 403-931-3411. ---------------------------------------------Friday, Nov 18th 5 - 9:30pm Okotoks Holiday Light-Up. Saturday 10am to 8pm 403-938-8950. ----------------------------------------------Friday, Nov 18th and Saturday, Nov 19th - Royal Purple Bazaar in Okotoks at the Elks Hall. 403-933-3330. -----------------------------------------------

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Jerry Goebel has worked with young adults and youth for over thirty years and now he is coming to our area to share his knowledge and experiences. Having developed ONEFamily Outreach to train mentors and professionals in working with disconnected youth Jerry's goal is to “connect kids to community and communities to kids”.

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Every parent knows that their kids didn't come with an owner's manual or instruction book, so they rely on their instincts and trial and error. Sometimes they run out of ways to approach situations. It's at times like this that a fresh look at things or another person's ideas might be useful. As every parent wants the best for their children, getting extra

knowledge in the area of parenting skills is a search all parents conduct. Assisting in this quest is a series of workshops that have been organized by the Foothills School Division. Jerry Goebel will be the first in the series as he presents “Raising Meaningful Children and Teens”. He will focus on building on trust with children, shared values, signifi-

cant conversations and guiding children to live a life of meaning. Ryley Hatchard from Rowan House will present the second evening in the series with the topic of “Bullying: What Parents Need to Know”. Understanding what bullying really is, recognizing signs, knowing how to talk about it and what to do if you suspect your child is being bullied or even bullying others

will be covered. The third workshop in the series, “From Chaos to Calm” will be given by Marianne Dickson, the Executive Director of Wild Rose Community Connections. Marianne will discuss the benefits of structure and routine on children as well as give practical strategies to help you move from chaos to calm. The workshops will

run on November 9th, 22nd and 29th. Free child care will be provided. There is no cost for this series of workshops but registration can be done through Angela Thiele at Oilfields High School 403938-4973 or Jim McFarlane at 403-9387295 or email:

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Heartland on Ice

Heartland Mustangs played the Rob Kerr All-Stars. The Heartland team was made up of members of the crew that work so hard behind the scenes of the popular family show (including incredible goalie Stacey Gooch, transportation captain), but two of the actors were also on the ice: Shaun was Captain and he was joined by Jake Church, Shaun Johnston, better whose character on the known as Grandpa Jack on show is also named Jake (he CBC's Heartland, was one of generated some screams the organizers of a charity from the girls in the audihockey game. Along with ence). Another member of Rob Kerr, Voice of the t h e t e a m w a s N i c o l e Flames on Sportsnet, they Neutzling who earned the hatched the idea to raise pleasure of playing with the funds for the Big Brothers, Mustangs with her generBig Sisters of Calgary. For ous donation to the Center the last couple of years, the Ice Challenge. Nicole's a game has been played in Cal- multi-sport athlete who has gary, but with Big Brothers, traveled the world. The refBig Sisters moving into eree, dressed as a dashing Okotoks and Heartland young knight, complete being filmed in the area, the with sword, was also a crew decision was made to hold it member from the Heartland at the Murray Arena in set (the BEST camera dolly Okotoks. Rob actually did grip). On the All-Stars team the play-by-play for the were some familiar faces entire game from behind his and names to hockey fans such as Sheldon Kennedy, goalie's mask. There were many laughs Andrew Walker, Colin and much excitement as the Patterson and Mike Rogers. Coaches for the teams were

three time Olympic Gold Medallist and World Champion Colleen Sostorics for the Mustangs and Peter Maher and Bearcat Murray for the All-Stars. There were raffles of fantastic prizes and the Puck Toss at intermission. Silver and Gold pucks could be purchased and then at the signal, the puck holders tried to get their puck on centre ice. The winner of the Silver Puck Toss took home an X-Box and the Gold winner received box seat tickets to a Flames Home Game! The game was entertaining with costumes on the ice (as well as in the audience) and many antics to keep the crowd in stitches. There were rocket skates, an appearance by Santa and

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Bisons and Oilers Battle It Out

By Brent Gillanders (con- gle. tributor) Fast track to Saturday, October 29th where the Foothills Midget AA herd were in Airdrie at the Bisons finally got some Twin Blue to face the Lighthome cooking Sunday, ning. October 23rd against the The first frame saw Okotoks Oilers. Airdrie start the scoring Okotoks started quick before Claresholm's Jesse with two tallies before C l a y r e p l i e d . T h e n Quentin Stronski replied Kostelansky gave Foothills for Foothills. Credit Kolton the lead with Blayne Kostelansky with the Gillanders and Nanton's assist. Kaleb Burnett assisting The second frame saw before Airdrie replied. Claresholm's Dawson Lane Make it 2-2 going into take charge with a power- the second period. play tally. Chalk up Foothills then took Kostelansky with another charge with Claresholm's apple. Quentin Stronski's first of Then at 11:20 of the sec- t h e c o n t e s t w i t h ond frame it was Lane Kostelansky assisting. again with the marker to Next up was Gillanders put the Bisons up 3-2 to with his first of the game on end the second period. a sweet feed from The third frame saw Foot- Kostelansky to put the hills in the box way too Bisons up 4-2 going to the many times. Foothills third stanza. goalie David Rupp couldn't The third frame opened pull the rabbit out of the with Gillanders scoring a hat this time as Okotoks hilite reel goal at 17:31 with tied the contest with just Burnett and Stronski draw12 seconds left in the game. ing assists. So what should have Unfortunately hockey is been 2 points in the bank, a sixty minute contest and wound up being just a sin- when Foothills flip the

Shaun was made to wear a Bumble Bee costume when the All-Stars scored the first goal. We were joined in the audience by some of the other stars of Heartland: Amber Marshall/Amy and Michelle Morgan/Lou took over the mike at the breaks, while Jessica Amlee /Mallory, Graham Wardle /Ty and Anna Ferguson /Mrs. Bell (without Sugarfoot) cheered on their team. In the end the All-Stars received the Doug Blackie Memorial Cup, named in honour of film and television’s late and great Props Master and builder, Doug Blackie. It was a fun afternoon for a good cause!

switch to auto-pilot bad things can happen. Aidrie then scored 3 successive power-play goals and then a go ahead marker with 1:25 left in the game. Good thing Kostelansky decided the road trip was not going to be in vain, when he found the twine with just 42 seconds on the clock to salvage a tie. Credit Miller and Gillanders with assists. Again a sure 2 points evaporated. Hopefully some hard lessons are learned early this season. Bad penalties and big leads can be a fatal concoction. Check out the herd Saturday, November 5th at 4:30 in Blackie as the current north division leaders, Sylvan Lake, tangle with the Bisons. Check out: for all the scores, schedules and box scores of the South Central Alberta Hockey League at the midget, bantam and pee-wee levels.


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Councillor's Corner: by Councillor Jim Deacon With the opening of the new playground in Riverwood Park, residents living in the area have another form of recreation close at hand. The opening brought to mind an article I read recently about some municipalities who have included adult size workout equipment in their parks so moms and dads could get some exercise while the kids are playing. This is an excellent idea, and will be something that I will ask our Parks and Rec Committee to investigate for the future. Work on the replacement of natural gas lines in the community is going full-speed ahead, taking advantage of the good weather, which we hope continues! The construction on old steel lines can certainly have its challenges, and I believe the crew of Dunwald & Fleming have been very professional in overcoming problems as they arise. They should be complimented on working safely and making sure home-owners are made aware of what work is being done. Here's hoping for another month of decent weather, and that the predictions of a long, cold winter are wrong!!

Oilfields Regional Arena FREE PUBLIC SKATING: Sundays - 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Sponsored by Sandul's Counter Care Pharmacy.

Scott Seaman Sports Rink – Opened October 29th After School Public Shinny – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 3:00 to 5:00 pm Wednesdays 3:00 to 4:45 pm (this rink is open to public when not booked – check blackboard for booking times). NOTE: The Scott Seaman Sports Rink is in operation when the temperature is between +9 C and -20 C. If problems arise with the ice due to weather, the rink will close until the ice is suitable for skating.

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When the call went out that volunteers were needed for the Longview Xtreme Makeover, it was wonderful to see so many Foothills School Division employees step forward to lend a hand. The Village of Longview Community Playground/ Exercise Park and Serenity Garden/ Veteran's Memorial Build occurred on Saturday, October 15th from 8:00am to 3:00pm. There were volunteers from almost every department of Foothills School Division including individuals from maintenance, transportation, support staff, teachers and administrators. Thank you to Aaron Hummel (Maintenance), Maureen Parker and Kendra Harding (Transpor-

tation), Lynda Winfield (Support Staff), Chet Musgrove (Teacher), Karen Wight, David Roberts and Caroline Roberts (Administration). It was also great to see so many parents and students from Longview School, as well as, members of the community giving back to the Village. A special thank you must be extended to Michele Geistlinger who has played a big part in organizing this project as the Longview A R C Society-Chair and Longview A.C.E. Team Leader. Active participation in improving the community is grounded in pride people have for Longview. It is hoped that this park will provide individuals the opportunity to connect socially and build relationships through recreational activities which help build a stronger healthier community. A modern playground, fitness equipment around the perimeter of the park, new benches, picnic tables and litter receptacles were installed. On build day, everyone was busy assembling equipment, spreading gravel and landscaping with big smiles

BLACK DIAMOND & TURNER VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENTS * *WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE FOOD BANK* Volunteer Firefighters from Black Diamond and Turner Valley will be canvassing both Towns this year for donations of food and/or cash for the Food Bank. Expect to see the trucks rolling in the streets after 6:00 pm and the firefighters ringing your doorbells to collect your offering of nonperishable food (cereal, pastas, canned goods, peanut butter, etc.), or cash if you prefer. PLEASE NOTE: The collection of donations will take place over two nights this year: Black Diamond – Monday, November 14th Turner Valley – Tuesday, November 15th

Family & Community Support Services Friendly Reminder! Don't forget to check out our website at So much information is available at your fingertips! To find out about volunteer opportunities, or supports offered in your community, click the “Town Office” tab, then “FCSS Family and Community” heading from along the left-hand column, and follow the links that interest you.

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on their faces. The playground build project was broadcast live around the world via the worldwide web and thanks to Mrs. Winfield (videographer) and Longview student reporters Felicia and Lillianna McIntosh. As a Let Them Be Kids community, the project was featured on their internet broadcast network. Longview was lucky enough to have received one of thirty national Let Them be kids awards which meant they matched dollar for dollar in donations raised. I know the students of Longview School are very much looking forward to using all the new equipment. On build day, many memories were made, friendships forged and the weather cooperated. The support from Longview School and students in this ACE (Active Creative and Engaged) community project over the past two years has been important. Even though we are a small school we think, act and dream big. We have big goals and big ideas. Our size does not limit us, but provides us the opportunity to be innovative and creative in our approaches. Longview School has a family-like atmo-

Parks & Recreation Committee 7:00 pm Council Chambers 11th TOWN OFFICE CLOSED FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY COUNCIL 7:30 pm Council Chambers Special Events Committee 7:00 pm Council Chambers FCSS 7:00 pm Council Chambers Westend 7:00 pm Council Chambers Economic Development Committee 7:00 pm Council Chambers

sphere and is a place that cares. By caring we preserve and respect the traditions of our school while allowing for growth, change and improvement. It is important to learn from the past, live in the present and plan for the future. Our school is a supportive environment that empowers students, staff and parents to do their best and be involved. We believe and need to step forward and not back when things need to be done. There is heart and soul in everything that goes on at our school and it is the staff, students and community that fosters this. Our school and community embraces individuals that are caring, genuine, positive, friendly, kind and have a good sense of humour. We are a team at Longview School where everyone plays an important role, has responsibilities and high expectations. Longview Students are very proud of their school and community. They take pride in being an eagle and proudly wear the school colours of blue and gold. EAGLES stand for E (Engaged), A (Academic and Athletic), G (Goal Setters), L (Leaders), E (Excellence Achievers), S (School Spirit Promoters). These words are about the qualities, characteristics and behaviors we expect from and foster in

our students. Our School Improvement Plan at Longview School focuses on student engagement and how we can go about understanding it and improving upon it. We believe that when students understand and work on the characteristics of responsible learning they are more engaged in their learning and achieve better academically. The Characteristics of Responsible Learners include confidence, respect, independence, work habits and citizenship. These characteristics are a reflection of student engagement. These characteristics are a very important piece in learning and leading an active, creative and engaged life. It is wonderful to see Foothills School Division employees, students, parents and community members modeling these characteristics and giving back to the community. Thank You!

gateway gazette ~ November 8th - November 21st, 2011 - tell them you saw it in the gateway gazette! Jams and Jellies By: Staci Arkes On September 11th the Millarville 4H Multi Club got together for their first meeting. Our theme for this meeting was a surprise. Our leaders didn't tell us anything but to bring Sugar and Canning Jars. When we got to the meeting we were told we were going to be making Jams and Jellies. We had so much fun making our sweet treats and eating them, too. We made Strawberry Banana Freezer Jam, Strawberry Pineapple Jam, Peach Jam, Pomegranate Jelly, Cranberry Tangerine Spread and White Chocolate Raspberry Spread. Our next meeting will be Halloween

Millarville 4-H Multi Club new members – which is a 4-H tradition.

and everyone gets to dress up. I can't wait to see what kind of Spooky Recipes everyone comes up with. Spooktacular Recipes By Katie Klotz On October 16th we had our second 4-H meeting, with our Halloween theme. Several of us dressed up to celebrate and we cooked our “scary” recipes. We had a large variety of items like Pumpkin Loaf, Candied Apples, Halloween Halfling Meatloaf, Trick or Treat Ice Cream Sandwiches, Brain Cupcake Surprise, Halloween Punch (complete with floating hands) and Spooky Ice Cream Sundaes. During our meeting we also went to work creating tie-dyed aprons for the

We will wear these aprons at every meeting going forward. We discussed several things at our last meeting including setting up our recipe boxes and making our Christmas party plans. We also held elections for executive members of the club. Jade Boucher is our President, Maddy Peters is Vice President, Kashley Meyer is Secretary, Katelyn Braun is Treasurer, Cameron McArthur and Sam Marchant are the Phone Committee and I (Katie Klotz) am the Club Reporter. We also discussed our first public speaking item for year; we will need to have a theme and title figured out for next week.

Town of Turner Valley 403-933-4944 ~ 223 Main Street NE Turner Valley Council Meetings for November Start Time – 6:30 pm Nov 7th – Committee of the Whole Nov 21st – Regular Council Meeting For more information:

Are you doing Fall Yard Clean up? The transfer site located along the river road west of the Black Diamond Bridge is open for your yard waste. They accept clean loads of grass, leaves and branches. Open: Mondays, Tuesdays, Friday & Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Closed for season November 15, 2011

Experience a Country Christmas in Black Diamond and Turner Valley 2011 Diamond Valley Light Up and Christmas Market Black Diamond Historic Main Street and Turner Valley's Flare and Derrick Community Centre. December 2nd and 3rd Diamond Valley Market Hours of Operation nd Friday December 2 : 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm rd Saturday December 3 : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Black Diamond Light-Up begins Saturday at 5:00 pm Diamond Valley Market inquiries can be directed to

Diamond Valley Christmas Assistance Program Residents needing a little help with Christmas can register for the Diamond Valley Christmas Assistance Program. Applications for assistance must be made in person at the Town of Black Diamond municipal office before November 30 to ensure your family gets a Santa Sack and/or a Christmas Dinner Pack. Pick up day is December 14th at the Oilfields Food Bank in Turner Valley. Contact Suzan Nagel, 403.933.4348 for more information. Co-sponsored by the Black Diamond and Turner Valley Family and Community Support Services

Be Bear Smart The arrival of fall in the foothills means bears are feeding heavily, as they prepare for hibernation. Over the past two weeks Peace Officers and Fish and Wildlife have responded to several reports of bears sightings in Turner Valley. According to Fish and Wildlife, the bears are trying to gain as much weight as possible to sustain them through the long winter. Bears are usually attracted through smell, so leaving garbage or pet food out serves as a dinner invitation to them. In addition, bears are attracted to fruit bearing trees. If you have one of these trees on your property, please pick up all the dropped fruit from around the tree, and remove any fruit from the tree that is within easy reach from the ground. Finally, do not leave your garbage cans out overnight if at all possible. If you are out walking with your pet, make sure your pet is properly leashed and in control. When walking at night, please make sure you are aware of your surroundings and make occasional noise, to alert any bears of your presence. In the event, you should witness a bear in Town, do not approach it, as the bear may have cubs and please contact the RCMP at 403.933.4262. More information about being “Bear Smart” can be found on the internet at: or by contacting your local Alberta Fish and Wildlife Office.


Our next meeting is November 20th and our theme is What About the Other Meats? So, we need to come up with recipes that use meats like elk, moose, deer or antelope. We cannot use turkey, chicken, beef or pork.

Turner Valley Protective Services Complaint Line

403.863.4341 is now being implemented to better manage calls and deal with issues in a timely manner. E-Waste Roundup is here at the Oilfields Recycle Centre The E-Waste Roundup program will be running at the Recycle Centre (106 Royal Avenue N.E. – east of the Fire Hall). The following electrical waste is acceptable:

Ÿ Televisions, Computers, Laptops,

Notebooks, Tablets, Monitors Ÿ Printers, Laptops, Modems, Routers, Cables, Keyboards, Mice and Speakers Help up fill our trailer and reach our goal of 10 000 lbs of EWaste. Remember if it's in our trailer it's out of the landfill! Do you have any questions? Stop in and see our helpful Recycle Centre staff for more information or call 403-933-3303 during operating hours. Recycle Centre Hours of Operation Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday: CLOSED The Recycle Centre is closed on Saturdays of statutory holiday weekends.

Snow removal Residents are reminded to ensure that all the sidewalks adjacent to their property are cleared within 24 Hours, following the last measurable snow fall. If you are going to be out of town for an extended period of time during the holiday season or have a rental property, please make arrangements to ensure your sidewalks are kept cleared of snow and ice. If the sidewalk bordering your property is prone to ice build up, please ensure you place a salt/sand mixture on your walks to prevent pedestrians from slipping. Clearing your walks not only helps your neighbours get around, but also protects you from any civil liability should a pedestrian slip and injure themselves because of a build up of ice or snow. Should a resident/property owner fail to clear their walks within the 24 Hour period, a fine may be issued under the Municipal Bylaw. A Turner Valley Protective Services complaint line 403-863-4341 has been implemented to better manage calls and to deal with them in a timely manner.

Words of Appreciation from Mayor, Council & Staff On behalf of the Mayor, Council and Staff of the Town of Turner Valley we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the residents for their efforts and contributions in sprucing up the town. It is people like you that make this such a great place to live and raise our children.

Thank you Mayor, Council & Staff

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Gospel Chapel Black Diamond Proudly presents

A living nativity

This Christmas, come and experience the birth of Jesus. The seventh annual Living Nativity features two performances with live animals, hand crafted scenery and complimentary hot chocolate and goodies to provide a warm and memorable experience. A wonderful time for all ages!

Location: Lions Club Campground (303-5 St SW, Black Diamond)

When: Live Performance at 7:30pm Hay Rides begin at 6:30pm

On Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26 Admission is free; our gift to your family.

Come and begin your Christmas season in a meaningful way.

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Travel Tracks *TRAVEL TRACKS* is on assignment this week researching the benefits of flu and bronchitis and will resume next issue. Adios until next time Dave Heron

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Two Local Schools Receive Awards

BP Energy Education Program has awarded two local schools with generous grants. Dr. Morris Gibson School received a $5,000 grant to allow their students to learn how the Calgary Zoo turned their Conservatory into a model of sustainability by implementing five different alternative energy sources.

They will then have the opportunity to build a replica model of each different power source. The students of Turner Valley Elementary School are using their $10,000 grant to create a short video series to show how they can help change the world by reducing their carbon footprint. Each video within the series will describe how dif-

ferent types of energy find their way into our everyday lives. Since 2007, A+ for Energy has awarded $2.3 million in grants benefitting nearly 50,000 students across Alberta. To apply for your grant in 2012, visit: before April 11th, 2012.

Cayley Resident Honoured by Stampede Bill Dunn of Cayley received the Western Legacy Award at a banquet held by the Calgary Stampede on October 21st. He was honoured in the Innovation category for his work maintaining markers and locating sites on the Old Macleod Trail. While researching the location and history of the Cayley Stockyards Bill came across a marker

along Highway 2A. This set him on another mission to find and restore all the markers along this historic trail. Bill refurbishes and paints weathered wagon wheels that serve as the Trail markers. The Old Macleod Trail used to run from Fort Benton, Montana to Fort Edmonton. Bill has some help from local elementary students

from around southern Alberta, who join the restoration project and as they paint, he shares the history of the trail, bringing it alive and making it exciting to learn about western history. Bill hopes to have a new marker in place later this year at DeWinton where there are still some original trail ruts!

The Music of Christmas The Annual Christmas Tea and Sale at The church is wheelchair accessible. Lewis Memorial United Church, 125 Royal Avenue, Turner Valley, will celebrate the music of Christmas. Come and enjoy refreshments served by the local Guides and Brownies. Shop at the bake table, book table, new-to-you (regifting) table, silent auction or with the vendors. Enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and shopping. Mark you calendars for Saturday, November 19th from 1:30 to 4:00pm.

The Holiday Train Is Coming To Blackie Ear Piercing Digital Photo Kiosk, Free Prescription Delivery Faxing and Photocopying Service, Cards, Gifts, Party Supplies and Toys

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The Blackie Community Association together with Bill Wynn are pleased to announce that the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is coming to our community. The Holiday Train is scheduled to arrive in Blackie approximately at 1:00 pm, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH. The Holiday Train will stop across from the Blackie Post Office (1201 Railway Ave). The show is scheduled to start about 10 to 15 minutes after arrival and will last approximately 45 minutes. The Blackie Community would like to extend an invitation to everyone to attend this wonderful event and only ask that you bring a

cash donation or a nonperishable food item for our local food bank. There will be other festivities happening that day such as a “CHRISTMAS SHOPPING GALA� at the Blackie Community Hall.

Something for everyone! As this event gets closer, updates will be announced on the website: You can also visit the CP Rail Holiday Train website for more information.

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Sheep River Library S y mbols are ingrained in our culture; they speak volumes in their simplicity. Thoughts, words and emotions that are hard to express are immediately understood on seeing these signs: hearts on Valentine's Day speak of love; a maple leaf represents Canada; jack 'o' lanterns remind us of Halloween. But one of the most poignant symbols is the one we see all around us at the beginning of November: the poppy. We all understand what the poppy stands for – the sacrifice of soldiers on foreign battlefields for our continued freedom from tyranny. But why the poppy? Long before John McCrae penned In Flanders Field it was noticed that after battles there was an explosion of the blood-red flowers in fields that had been barren before the fighting. During the awful bombardments of the First World War the chalk soils became rich in lime from debris, allowing the poppies to

thrive. When the war ended the lime was quickly absorbed and the poppy began to disappear again. So, this little flower became associated with war and soon became a symbol of it. Since 1921 poppies have been made available by the Legion to be worn as a symbol of remembrance. The annual Poppy Campaign is a major source of funding for the Legion to ensure that our veterans and their dependants are cared for and treated with the respect that they deserve. This November campaign, which sees Poppies distributed to Canadians of all ages, serves to perpetuate Remembrance by ensuring that the memory and sacrifices of our war veterans are never forgotten. If you wish to know more about the wars that Canadians have fought in, there are many resources at the library worth looking at such as Pierre Burton's Marching As To War, Love Stories of World War II , A New Illustrated History of World War II as well as

several books on the Holocaust. As a member of the Marigold system we have access to 150 libraries and their collections. If we do not have the item you require we can have it brought in for you. Events of note taking place at the library this month include the Dogtooth Mountain Film Group's screening of Beyond the Silence on November 21st. The Terrific Tuesday talk on November 22nd has Jennifer Buchanan discussing the health benefits of music therapy. Wednesday, November 23rd you can revisit Rob Heister's experiences as he conquered the highest peak in South America at our 7:00pm Travel Talk. Join Pam Vipond on November 17th as she begins her series on Mastering the Final Stages of Life . This course covers medical and legal issues, handling grief and

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caregiving. Our PD day movie on November 25th is Dolphin Tales and our guest speaker that day will be Jacqueline Guest who will be talking about her new book Ghost Messages. Be sure to drop by and see our new Art show by Bev Wagar beginning November 28th. We have a new club for Chess and Board Games which takes place every Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00pm. Come along if you wish to challenge others or learn a new game yourself. Please note that as of November 1st we change over to our winter hours. Monday hours will be 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday will be 12 noon to 4:00pm. As November 11th is a Statutory Day the Library will be closed.

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Keep your smile healthy, bright and white! Book your teeth cleaning and whitening today!

Principal's Message Welcome to November! October has come and gone. A quick look at the calendar tells us there are less than 60 shopping days 'til Christmas! The students and staff at Turner Valley School continue to work hard to achieve educational outcomes. The recently completed student-led conferences and the continuous communication among parents and teachers provide support that is vital to the success of all learners in our school community. The change to the format of our conferences has been very well received by parents in our community. Our web based report system (Students Achieve) is now fully implemented and operational. Teachers will be posting a variety of assessment information leading up to our first report card that will be issued on December 2nd. Parents now have 24/7 access to their child's progress. We would like to express our appreciation to all parents who have supported our efforts to minimize the spread of colds and flu by keeping their children at home when they are sick.

Turner Valley School students attended Foothills School Division's 2011 Flag Football Jamboree, which recently took place at McMahon Stadium. This event is the "brain child" of Turner Valley teacher Matt Berrigan who developed it as a way to end the season on a 'high note" by giving participating Grade 6 students a spe-

Provincial Achievement Test results have been received for last year's Grade 3 and Grade 6 Turner Valley students. Parents of these students will receive individual P.A.T. results with report cards coming out in December. As a school, we are encouraged that 93.9% of the student exams achieved “acceptable” or higher. We are very proud that our “excellence” number has increased to 32.7%. One of our improvement goals was to increase our achievement at the “excellence” level and we jumped over 12%. We even had one Grade 6 student score a 100% on the math exam. As a school, we are committed to continue working towards developing skills in all students that will help them excel in their quest to be the best they can be in their educational pursuits. Traditions are important in every community and Turner Valley School is no different. Our Remembrance Day assembly, featuring our "Voices of the Soldiers" presentation, on November 10th at 10:00am will honour the sacrifice made by so many

for the privileges we value today. On the sports scene, the flag football team and Mr. Berrigan are to be commended for an excellent, entertaining and very successful season. This year the Tigers won the Evans Cup, a trophy awarded to the team that demonstrates the best sportsmanship. With football season being finished, volleyball is getting underway and the Tigers will soon be involved in a number of fun tournaments. ~ Rob Bennington Halloween Treats Sweet sticky Halloween treats are less harmful to teeth if you brush with a fluoride toothpaste right after eating them. Can't brush after eating treats? Then try: «Chewing sugar-free gum afterwards. «Eating a piece of cheese after the treat. «Rinsing your mouth with water. «Use floss every day. Your dental health professional can show you and your child how to brush and floss properly.

Flag Football Jamboree

cial experience on the big turf at McMahon Stadium. (Staff also coordinate a similar event for Grade 7 and 8 students at both FSD and Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools.) It's a fun day and there are no winners and losers just students having a great time and celebrating in the spirit of good sportsmanship. The Turner Valley

Tigers were awarded the Mike Evans Cup at the Jamboree. The Cup is given to the Grade 6 league team that most exemplifies sportsmanship throughout the season. Mike Evans is a recently retired FSD principal who was involved in school sports for many years and has taught at many of the schools that participate in the league.

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Longview Library Literally Speaking

On Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00pm is a workshop on Guided Meditation by Fawna Bews. Fawna will teach us how meditation can help us find inner peace, strengthen our spiritual quest and relieve stress. There are two books worth mentioning. Annabel by Kathleen Winter is a sensitive study of hermaphroditism. A baby is born with both male and

female organs to a loving devoted couple. The story explores the dilemma of mixed sexuality and traces the life of the child through elementary and high school. It is set in Labrador, a land that is both magical and mystical, filled with wildlife and Inuit lore. It is written with insight, compassion and kindness. The second is The Bird House by Kelly Simmons. It is a psychologically

charged novel about a feisty, tennis playing grandmother with early onset of Alzheimer's. She and her 8 year old granddaughter form a deep and loving bond as they sort through the memories and the relics found in the grandmother's attic. It is profoundly moving when the secrets of the family are unearthed and brought to light again. ~ Sylvia Binkley

Millarville’s Cool News Principal Notes One of our parents came in this morning and suggested that it was “the perfect storm” today in reference to the early morning snow and today being the eve of Hallowe'en. This combined with the presence of several guest teachers in the school today made for an interesting comment. I am sure, that as I write this, the students are looking out the window and wanting to be actively engaged with the white stuff covering the ground out there. They don't want to be sitting in their seats. Howard Gardner (Multiple Intelligences, 1999) states it best when he says: I believe in action and activity. The brain learns best and retains most when the organism is actively involved in exploring physical sites and materials and asking questions to which it actually craves answers. Merely passive experiences tend to attenuate and have little lasting impact. I remember some years ago, a community member coming in to the school and seeing students sprawled across the floor, some sitting on tables or walking about. Few of the students (if any) were sitting in chairs. The visitor then made comments that questioned how the students could possible learn anything in such a state of “disarray.” A student's view of how he/she learns best is not always the picture other's might have of what learning should look like. Current research into learning and brain function shows that sitting in a chair for periods longer than ten minutes at a time can negatively affect learning. We evolved as doers – we were active as we walked, ran, bent over, squatted, lifted – engaged in a physical manner to survive. Chair sitting

does not mesh with that level of active development. Apparently the pressure on the spinal discs is thirty percent greater when sitting than when standing. This then creates fatigue. Students then become distracted and less able to concentrate and even selfesteem can suffer. One has to wonder about the children who spend their evenings and weekends planted in front of the TV or computer with no other movement except to get a snack. Effective learning is so much more than book work. There is a whole domain made up of many facets that contribute to one's well-being and being an effective learner. Learning is about neuron growth and one Henriette van Praag using rats, discovered that running (versus swimming, learning, control or enriched environments) is the top brain-cell producer. She also found that four weeks later, more of the new neurons survived (from running) and became functional. We promote the whole well-being of the child at MCS through a balanced approach involving the physical and emotional as well as the academic growth. ~Ted Thorne

do, I ask other students and I watch what they are doing. Now I have friends here and I have friends back home. I will be able to talk with anyone in two languages now.” “My dad drills in the oil sands so he has to do lots of math to get in the right spot to get the oil and he has to calculate the length of the oil from the drill bit so they don't go off course.” “The Atlantic is the second biggest ocean in the world. It divides north and south America from Europe and Africa, important. When Europeans discovered Canada they had found the most wonderful country in the world.” “Weather - when I studied clouds I never knew that there are so many types of clouds. My favourite type of cloud is the cumulonimbus but the cumulonimbus cloud means bad weather so if you see a cloud that is very tall and puffy, get to shelter.” “Sable Island is located 300 km from Halifax. It was known as a death place for sailors because they never knew where they were going to land because the whole island is made of sand. The sandy beaches always changed because the waves and water washed it away.“ Our class has been very lucky to have Mrs. Glanville, a peace officer, come and teach us about the danGrade Five Grade five students have gers of drugs and alcohol. been very busy completing We have learned about their first IB Inquiry Unit on tobacco and marijuana. Who We Are. The focus for Tobacco is very dangerous this inquiry was how we con- because it has so many poinect personally to learning sonous chemicals like tar in and how various topics in it. It can cause lung cancer, school all connect. Exam- breathing problems and ples of student connections even death. One cigar is as bad as smoking ten cigaare: O n e s t u d e n t w h o rettes. Marijuana has at recently transferred from least 400 known chemicals another school shared: “It's in it and it is illegal in Canstrange to speak English all ada. This course is helping the time. It's hard at the us resist drugs, cigarettes start but after a while it's and alcohol. ok. If I am not sure what to


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tion, grieving and rejoicing has gone on in my heart. It is a very human thing to grieve, an emotion put there by L a s t F e b r u a r y God to help us deal when I drove away with real life when a from my father's loved one dies. I am home in southwest thankful for that tool Florida where he had as a means to exchosen to retire (he re- press my deep sadally wanted to get ness at losing someaway from those cold one dear to me. You Canadian winters), I know, Jesus grieved knew that maybe I the loss of a dear had seen him for the friend, too. It's the last time. Having suf- story of Jesus' friend fered a severe heart Lazarus, who had beattack that he wasn't come so ill that he supposed to live died. “When Jesus saw through the October before, we were told her (Lazarus' sister) he would live only a weeping and saw certain amount of the other people time, but of course wailing with her, a we didn't know ex- deep anger welled actly how long. up within him, and Just after this he was deeply trouThanks giving week- bled. “Where have end, we were phoned you put him?” he and told that he had asked them. passed away peaceThey told him, fully. Since receiving “Lord, come and that phone call and see.” Then Jesus going through a lot of wept. The people pictures and memo- who were standing rabilia of him in prepnearby said, “See aration for a memorial service in Can- how much he loved ada; a lot of reflec- him!” (John 11:33 – 36 NLT, parenthesis mine) Even though Jesus was the son of God, the Author and Creator of life; he was human, too, and by coming to earth and living with us he experienced all the emotions that human beings do, including grief. This made him extremely qualified to identify with humankind and consequently made his sacrifice and death on the cross even more meaningful for us because of what he suffered on our behalf. The ending of this true story is phenomenal, however, with Jesus actually waiting in another place until Lazarus died, and then going to see him and his family. Even though he could have gone sooner and healed him and made him well before he died, Jesus knew there was a greater purpose at stake by going after Lazarus had died (even though no one else did). He suffered many criticisms for this choice he made. However,

The Greatest Hope By Gloria Wessner this was the end result: “Jesus was still angry as he arrived at the tomb, a cave with a stone rolled across its entrance. “Roll the stone aside,” Jesus told them. But Martha, the dead man's sister, protested, “Lord, he has been dead for four days. The smell will be terrible.” Jesus responded, “Didn't I tell you that you would see God's glory if you believe?” So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.” T h e n J e s u s shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!” Many of the people who were with Mary believed in Jesus when they saw this happen.” (John 11:38 – 45 NLT. The full story can be read in the book of John, chapter 11: verses 1 – 44). Because Jesus waited until Lazarus died, he was able to show his power of life over death, and therefore show the people the power of God and help them realize that he had a personal interest in them in this life and in their final destiny. The flip side of Jesus' death was his resurrection – his coming back to life. In doing this, Jesus conquered sin's (or wrongdoings’) death hold on humankind, and provided a way for us to live with him forever; to those who believe in Him and have handed over to Him the control of their lives:

“Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die…” (John 11:25, 26a NLT) “It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever.” (1 Corinthians 15:42 NLT) There is no question as to the sadness in my heart that my dad is gone from this life, I will totally miss him. But in my heart is another emotion – deep peace. Since I know he loved Jesus with his whole heart and lived the way God wanted him to, I know I will see him again. That assurance gives death a whole different meaning – it's actually the start for him, of a new beginning in the presence of a loving God and in the company of those who have gone before who also believed in a personal God and asked him to live in their hearts. Even if you don't know of anyone in your family before you that has made this kind of decision – it can start with you. The chain of faith needs to have a b e g i n n i n g s o m ewhere, why not you? Take courage, and realize that the tugging in your heart is the Holy Spirit of Jesus saying, “Come, and put your hand in mine, and we will walk this life of faith together.” If you would like to discuss any of these thoughts together, feel free to email me at: gloriawes@hotmail.c om, and I will be happy to get back to you. Hebrews 10:23: Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

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From Flanders Field To......Us

Remembrance Day Service November 11th, 10:30 am Doors Open at 9:30 am Come early if you want a seat!

Oilfields High School Black Diamond south gymnasium entrance

Poppies. This is the time of year when everyone is wearing a poppy. We wear them as a gesture of our remembrance of men and women who have given their lives so that we can live ours in the freedom we take for granted. However, the wearing of these poppies goes far beyond the thoughts and memories that they provoke. As we drop our pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies, toonies and bills into the collection boxes and pin the little red flowers over our hearts we should also be remembering the good our donations do for our community. Carefully regulated by the Royal Canadian Legion, the Poppy Fund, established through our donations, gives to this community in a way that most of us never hear about. In addition to the many, many ways this fund assists our veterans it also reaches farther afield. Our donations reach out to retired and currently serving members of the Armed Forces, their children and grandchildren through outreach and bursary programs. It can provide families with short term financial assistance. It helps the Meals-on-Wheels program and with transportation and comforts during hospitalization or long-term care needs. Last year the Sheep River Health Trust received a $12,500 donation from this fund. The start of the Poppy Campaign begins in Ottawa on October 26th with the Governor General being presented with the first poppy and then communities all across the country present poppies to their local dignitaries. In Turner Valley poppies were presented to Turner Valley Mayor, Kelly Tuck; Longview Mayor, Ivor McCorquindale; Black Diamond Councillor, Mike Ross and Okotoks Councillor, Laurie Hodson. Last year the communities within the Turner Valley Legion boundaries donated an amazing $38,000. Let’s all try to help raise a similar amount this year. In addition to getting our poppies (one for each coat), we can help build this fund by donating to the Legion for a wreath to be laid during the Remembrance Day Service. There is a display of the wreaths that are available in the Legion Hall for members of the public to order from.

The Laying of the Wreaths will take place at the Turner Valley Legion Cenotaph between 12:30pm and 1:00pm Lunch will also be served at the Legion

POPPY FUND Poppy Fund Proceeds stay in our Communities. Royal Canadian Legion Branch #78 121 Sunset Blvd. East. Office 403-933-4600 Turner Valley Canteen 403-933-4564 Email:

Remembering and sending our gratitude to both veterans and those currently serving in Canada’s military. Their commitment and bravery should make us all proud to be Canadians.

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Views on Vision By Dr. Charles A. Boulet

Houston, We Have a Problem R e a d i n g Disabilities in the Classroom Part 1 of 4. Two days after the launch of the Apollo 13 moon mission in April, 1970, an oxygen tank blew up, severely damaging the spacecraft’s electrical system. The crew of three realized they had a serious problem on their hands, and they knew two things very clearly, if nothing else. First, they knew they had a problem, and a serious one at that. Second, they had no idea what to do about it. All the diagnostic testing that was done in the spacecraft and on the ground served to clarify in some detail what the problem was, but in the end no fix was readily available. Finally, a new look at things and novel solutions were needed to save the day. Difficulty learning to read and write is not generally lifethreatening, but it can still have catastrophic consequences for the struggling child throughout their lives. As specialists working with learning and reading problems, we can sometimes get lost in the questions of ‘why is a child having trouble’, and ‘what exactly is dyslexia’. In

the end, the fine analysis of cause and definition of terms, if it leads to no good clinical outcome, is worth only the paper it’s written on. As it stands, children struggle needlessly in classrooms all across the Province, and some so severely, they will fall behind and perhaps never catch up. Reading disabilities are arguably more often a symptom of an underlying problem than the problem itself. If we are truly interested in boosting achievement in the schools and maintain some control over costs, we must then proceed to ensure that all children have a sufficient foundation in the skills underlying academic success (i.e. the child is developmentally ready for learning and reading). That is, there should be no correctable obstacles in the way before we push them to more advanced expectations, such as reading for comprehension. The first three years of regular school are the most opportune for detection and intervention. As for intervention, attending to things early costs a whole lot less than trying to fix an even bigger problem later. It’s easy to detect problems early, before children even

start to learn to read. Easy and inexpensive. The entire examination takes 15-20 minutes, but the benefits last a lifetime. Currently, the standard approach to learning disability management is complicated and very expensive because we spend our time chasing horses because the barn door was never closed. Research shows that 1) children with developmental ‘delays’ are directly correlated to poor and / or delayed performance in academics (reading in particular), and that 2) early intervention is the most clinically effective and costeffective means of intervening in the long term. Early intervention is also the kindest thing to do, for all concerned: parents, children, teachers and class-mates. As a tax payer, I also feel this is the best investment of public funds as it saves millions down the road. Check things early, fix things early before they become more serious problems. Makes sense. Dr. Boulet is a former teacher and now operates Diamond Valley Vision Care in Black Diamond where he continues to work with children with learning difficulties. Call 403-933-5552. and


Household Hints By Rosemary

Trays of Storage Even though there is only my husband and I now living in our house storage still seems to be at a premium. We keep one bedroom set aside for guests so all the linens and toiletries are stored in that room. The other spare bedroom is used for our computer, the grandchildren's beds, toys and books. I have learned over the years some small tricks that help stretch out the space we have to its best advantage. We use our suitcases to store items that we only need when we travel. We use under the bed containers to store extra blankets and throws. We try to recycle clothing, books and household appliances that we no longer use. We take old towels, bed sheets and blankets to the veterinarian to be used for puppy and kitten cages. We use boxes on the shelves in the desks to store office supplies. We've become plastic bin aficionado's - red and green for Christmas items,

orange for Halloween and clear for Easter, all handily stacked on shelves in the basement. Keeping everything neat and easy to clean is more important now that we're older and don't have as much energy to “get at it”, as we used to. When I came across an article in a women's magazine that suggested using trays to keep dressers, shelves and closets more organized I thought I'd give it a try. The trays work best on the dresser, all my perfume bottles are now set out on two small photo frame ones that I had made a couple of years ago. I can carry the whole works into the kitchen, rinse the bottles, clean the tray and carry it all back to the bedroom. Dusting the dresser is easier when I can lift the trays and polish without having to move all the small items. A little crystal candy dish tray is really pretty used in the guest room to hold small bottles of shampoos and soaps.

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Gardeners think ahead. I know that by February, I will be real tired of winter and real jealous of my friends on the Left Coast who will have flowers popping up in their garden. One way I can make it better is by forcing flowers inside. I went to the big box store to find some leftover bulbs. Of course, the hyacinths hadn't been sold as they are not hardy outside here. These are my favourites for forcing because of the scent. Other bulbs work too. Daffodils, narcissus and tulips can all be forced inside. They just need different lengths of time in the fridge. I have a small bag of hyacinth bulbs, 6 in all. I've found a container deep enough to hold about an inch of pebbles on the bottom with the bulbs resting on top of the pebbles. The bulbs can touch each other so the container isn't very wide.

Filling in the space around the bulbs with more pebbles to hold the bulbs upright, I am now ready to start the forcing. I water only to the base of the bulbs. Can't let the bulbs sit in water or they will rot. The water needs to be changed every few days. Just put your hand over the bulbs and tilt the container to pour out some of the water and then add some fresh water. Now the bulbs need a cold spell. They can be stored in a dark, cold basement or in the refrigerator. Here my hyacinths will stay for about 8 – 10 weeks until they show fresh stems about 2 inches long. The bulbs are then taken out of the fridge (or out of the basement) and gradually moved into warmth and sunlight as the stems grow. First move them into a cooler area, and once the stems are fully green, into direct sun-

A tray on the bathroom counter to keep the jars of cotton balls, soaps and some small candles makes a very nice arrangement, again, easy to clean up and under. I also like using the large trays that were so hard to store, in the pantry to hold baking bits and pieces. It came in very handy when I wanted to make cookies and had all the ingredients prepared on the tray, carried it to the kitchen counter and then all back to the pantry shelf again. It certainly saved me steps that time, but it was a pain when I needed the small tray to serve tea and had to move stuff off. I like the idea that you can kill two birds with one stone; easy storage in plain sight for the tray and putting it to good use. Sometimes small and simple ideas work best. This one has it's pros and cons but it's worth trying in a couple of different ways and deciding what is handiest for you.

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Aries (March 20-April 19) Resist the temptation to be dishonest, which also means standing up to anyone who is less than forthright. Most people resist straight talk because they expect to be punished for it. As for why we don't call people out on their deception: there are two big reasons for that. One is the fear of being seen as a liar. Second is to keep the peace, or rather, what passes for peace. There are other mucky, cloudy excuses for denial, ranging from social lubrication to the camouflage that a little deception offers. But this is not the time for that. Now is the time to look at the fog, admitting that it exists. It's time to apply every available form of perception to your situation. Mostly, it's time to be true to yourself. You may have to face a relationship issue that you've wanted to address for a long time. Get used to that idea -- the time is nigh. Taurus (April 19-May 20) You've finally gone past a point of a deep personal crisis -- and now the real work begins. Just as when there's a fire, a flood or an earthquake, the first response process is different than the long-term repair, the same is true for personal matters. You have discovered the places where your integrity is compromised. You have learned the ways in which you need to be more honest with yourself. You have probably figured out that it's not only 'okay' but necessary to use what you know. And now you can apply these discoveries to your daily experience of life. There is no special time for growth and healing. If these words have any meaning at all, they are things we do all the time, even in our sleep -- just like breathing. Many have noted that we're a culture of shallow breathers, which describes our spiritual condition. Therefore, when in doubt, take a few deep breaths. Gemini (May 20-June 21) Your relationships don't exist outside of you. There is no 'third party' known as the 'relationship itself', though at the moment it may seem that way. The risk in perceiving the relationship as a kind of corporate entity is dissociating yourself from a direct experience, and as a direct experience within someone close to you. I suggest you ask what's happening on their end of the universe and listen carefully. This goes for anyone who would fit the definition of partner or close friend. You might even check in with those you consider your adversary or enemy. Those, too, are 'special relationships' that offer us plenty, and can sometimes be even more fruitful than the things we describe as relationships based on love. The question to keep in mind throughout your inquiry process is, 'what does this say about me?' I don't mean

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this in the sense of a judgment, but rather a reflection. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Scorpio is your house of playful sex, and the Sun is still there -- but since last week, two other planets have ventured from Scorpio into Sagittarius. This puts the emphasis onto two themes: one is on what some call spirituality. Another is what some call healing. Typically, sex is considered as 'unspiritual' as you can get, and what we think of as healing usually exempts sex from the conversation. You may be figuring out that not only are these areas of life related, but for you they are the same thing. You might want to investigate the mental constructions that would tell you otherwise. Or, you can experiment with the idea that they are one and the same. This would involve coming out of denial, though it seems that you've recently had an experience that helped you do just that. Let's start the process with desire. For the next week, try being scrupulously honest about what you want. Forget about why you might want an experience. Consider judgment and guilt forms of dishonesty, and keep going. Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) Hugh Prather once wrote that it takes ego to see ego. I would add, it takes ego to miss the point entirely. Your human journey needs a container, and for most people that container is this thing we refer to as 'I' or 'me'. But it doesn't stop there; we then take that 'I' or 'me' and seek affirmation of our existence in our experiences of other people. At the moment, some of those may feel a little strange: such as, the more you assert yourself, the less of a response you get. Or you act one way and you get a response that makes no sense at all. Here is the thing astrology reveals that you may not have a pulse on yet -there is a whole level of response that you cannot see but soon will. In part this involves the filter you're looking through, and in part it involves the way someone is cloaking who they really are. Changing either one would go a long way toward clearing up the scene. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) The heart of the matter is emotional, but that means something different to you than it means to nearly anyone else. To be valid, something has to make sense to you -- and there's a good chance that you're finally getting some clarity that is starting to feel like 'making sense'. I would propose that this particular issue is going to make sense in a slightly different way every day for the next week or so. Give yourself the space to come to a different revelation that's related to the prior one but still contains a unique idea. The key is to feel the idea and its implications. Try it on with your physical body and your emotions. Translate your discovery into words and decide how you like them. Consider what action you would take if that day's possibility were actually true. Then, move onto the next one -- with no special concern about where you're going to end up.




Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) You recently came to terms with something, and this has had a liberating effect on you. You're more of a free spirit than your astrology has enabled you to be the past couple of years, and you seem to have turned a corner that has come with the feeling of desiring freedom. At the same time you have greater clarity what it is -- and from the way the planets are lining up, that has something to do with your ability to express yourself in words. For a while you may have felt beyond any hope of a cohesive idea, much less being able to express it tangibly. Why that has changed may be something of a mystery -- perhaps something that stabilized your tendency to go from one emotional rush to the next. You may have noticed the pain you caused someone, or that some experience caused you -- and the result is liberation that comes with acknowledging that simple truth. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) It's your birthday season, and I have a few messages for you. One is that this is going to be a good year for money, if you prioritize integrity above all else. That means being true to yourself, and to the people in your life. You will have opportunities to do anything and everything but be honest, and which only emphasizes the point. In the old days when I used to train professional tarot card readers, I heard several of them say, 'But I can't charge money to help people'. And I would say, 'Well what do you want to do, charge money to hurt them?' This defines the first half of the integrity issue. The other half is not kidding yourself about the concepts 'hurt' and 'help'. If you sell your soul, you cannot buy it back. You have to get it back some other way -- but it's far better to keep it in the first place. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) Two planets have just entered your sign -- Venus and Mercury. The real-life version of that story may be an encounter or event that jolted you into a new level of discovery of who you are. It may have come through your dreams the past week or so, and in that dreamy way you may have forgotten what it was. Yet it's had an influence on you. It feels like you unexpectedly resolved some old emotional pain. One clue about that pain is that it's connected not only to your father but to some pattern involving his whole side of the family. You don't necessarily need to analyze this, but it might help if you understood the connection. Your father had injuries and was subjected to influences that he did not understand. For a while that was the story of your life -- and now a new story is finally beginning. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Leadership is about having your act together. Using that as a




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The Waterman's Daughter - Emma Ruby-Sachs The violent death of a Canadian water company executive in a black township of Johannesburg throws together three women struggling through their lives. Claire, the executive's daughter, an anti-privatization activist and the lead detective in the murder investigation are on a course that will change each life. This first novel is amazingly rich, shocking, fierce and tender. Most of all it is thought provoking - to the point that I was at my computer checking information. What is a fundamental fact of life in the townships of South Africa is light years from life

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as we know it. Why don't I know this stuff? Corporate and civic corruption, the worst poverty imaginable, noncommunication between those in power and those most affected by their decisions, lack of education, daily fighting for survival, disease, women's rights - these are some of the subjects touched on in this novel. I was completely taken off guard by the ending. The full human cost of inequality is in your face! The least likable of the women is the waterman's daughter, Claire, but Nomsulwa and Zembe are fully rounded women in a good whodunit. The real mystery is how much, or how little, we really know about others, especially those we think we know best. Sweetness In the Belly - Camilla Gibb Lilly is the daughter of English/Irish hippies. She was "born in Yugoslavia, beast-fed in the Ukraine, weaned in Corsica, freed from nappies in Sicily and walking by the time they reached the Algarve." When she is orphaned at age eight, she is left in the care of a Sufi sheikh, who eventually sends her to the walled city of Harar, Ethiopia. In Harar she teaches the local children the Qur'an and eventually meets Aziz, a half Sudanese doctor. Their love blossoms, but they are wrenched apart

when the aging emperor Haile Selassie is deposed by the brutal Dergue regime. Lilly runs to England, but her life in London as a white Muslim is also complicated. The narration alternates between Thatcher's England during 1981-1991 and Ethiopia during the early 1970's. I often asked myself why I didn't know about the atrocities being committed in Africa Ethiopia, Sudan, Rwanda and Somalia. I have to believe that news coverage during that time was not like the instant and hyper-detailed, sensational news of today. What will remain with me from this novel is the realization that exile in any form is often based on the myth of return. The deculturalization of Islam, the richness of Africa pre western interference, the racism within the non-colonized walls of Harar, the ongoing struggle for peace - remind me that good and evil surround us. How each of us lives our life is what defines us.

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Who Knew? Ethiopian Harar coffee beans are one of the oldest beans still produced. It is "dry processed" with sorting and processing done entirely by hand. This is one of the highest valued coffees in the world, known for it's distinctive aromas and flavours of chocolate, spices and complex citrus notes.

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Marketing Freedom Legislation Will Liberate Western Grain Farmers

Western Canadian wheat and barley farmers will have the freedom to market their grain and will no longer be treated as criminals for selling their own grain after August 1st, 2012. “The Harper Government is promising farmers a future in agriculture where they can make their own business decisions,” said David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress HillsGrasslands, Saskatchewan and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food for the Canadian Wheat Board. “This Act will give Western Canadian farmers the freedom to choose how to market their grain, whether that's individually or through a voluntary Canadian Wheat Board.” The Marketing Freedom of Grain Farmers Act, once it receives Royal Assent, will allow farmers and grain companies to immediately enter

into forward contracts for the purchase or sale of wheat, barley and durum for execution after August 1st, 2012. The Act will also allow an interim Canadian Wheat Board to serve as a voluntary marketing entity, supported by the federal Government, while it transitions to full private ownership. “The economy is a top priority of our Government,” said Mr. Anderson. “An open grain market will attract investment, encourage innovation, create value-added jobs and build a stronger economy, not only here in Alberta, but for all of Canada.” Working with Western Canadian grain farmers, their organizations and provincial partners, the Government of Canada is committed to an orderly transition to market freedom which includes a viable, voluntary pooling entity, as part of an open and competitive Canadian grain market. A Little Background Nine years ago 13 farmers went to jail for a cause they believed in. Reports from October 31st, 2002, said, “There were

few dry eyes in front of the Lethbridge courthouse Halloween afternoon as 13 upstanding citizens hugged their loved ones and marched resolutely off to prison.” Premier Ralph Klein told the crowd of 600 to give the farmers a cheering, clapping send-off. "When decent, hard-working Alberta farmers are willing to take the extreme measure of going to jail for the sake of fundamental freedoms, there's something wrong with the laws of the land," (said Mr. Klein.) "It's a system that has to be changed." That system is now being changed. The Liberal government had persecuted them in every way possible, bringing all the resources of several government departments against individual Canadians. But these farmers would not back down. They stood fearlessly for what they knew to be right. And they paid a huge price for it. On Tuesday, October 25th they met to celebrate our commitment to marketing freedom. Their sacrifice was not in vain.

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Boys and Girls Club of Diamond Valley & District

Another Successful Gala Thanks To ALL of You!

AG Foods Atco Gas Black Diamond Bakery Black Diamond Hotel Blue Rock Gallery Candice DePass and the Decorating Committee Cargill Chimney Rock Bed & Breakfast Costco D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club Dave & Helen Smith (Wally Couey Auctioneers) Dave's Upholstery Dawgs Baseball Fantasy Land Hotel First Class Carriages Gail & Merv Page Garry Pollock Hay Wire Café Heritage Pointe Jubilations Dinner Theatre Lakeview Inn & Suites Longview Meats Longview Steak House Mady & Larry Kopstein

Marlin Travel Murray Ewasiuk No Frills Oilfields Regional Arena Peavey Mart (High River) Rivers Edge Golf Club Sandi McNabb Sobeys Spruce Meadows Stage West Super 8 Motel Town of Turner Valley Turner Valley Golf Course Western Financial all our Parent and Community Volunteers our Board and Staff!

Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 78 and Foothills Lions Club

Spook House Ooozes Thanks Like a grotesque scene from Bram Stroker's Dracula, the Legion's Entertainment Committee put their heads together to make the third annual all AGES Halloween Spook House. Organizers welcomed all the schools in the Foothills area and also the communities to come through the house of horrors, raising over $900 at $2 a person – a monstrous success. The organizers are looking forward to making next year even bigger and spookier. In the meantime, these evil geniuses want to scream a big THANK YOU to all the Spook House volunteers, no matter how snaggletoothed or scaly they are.

Special thanks to: Debbie Scott Foothills Lions Club Sarah Friesen Turner Valley Legion Eric Brinkworth Sharon Schielke Don Russell Larry Schielke Brad Macaulay Barry Hopkin Rita Fenez Glenna Hopkin Bob Lowe Doug Macaulay Charlotte Martens Linda Macaulay Renee Sikorski Ray Stuart Jessie Friesen Beth-Anne Staples Kathy Maxner Another thank you to those who donated special items and those who were brave enough to make it a spooktacular event!

Spook you all next year!

Chiro Clinic

The Basics Behind Stretching Ah…stretching. Whether it's a morning yawn accompanied by a stretch, or an intensive yoga class, we have all enjoyed the benefits of a good stretch. What exactly is happening during a stretch and what are some of the benefits of stretching? Stretching is simply defined as the elongation of tissue, typically muscle and more specifically the collagen or connective tissue contained within muscle. There are three known techniques of stretching: ballistic, static and PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching. The most commonly used stretching technique is static stretching which involves the typical hold-for-30seconds stretch of a muscle. Simply stated, ballistic stretching involves movement during the stretch (i.e. bouncing during the stretch), whereas PNF stretching involves repetitions of eccentric contraction of the muscle followed by static stretches of the muscle. So what benefits does stretching bring? Anecdotally, stretching may provide a sense of relaxation, flexibility, decreased muscle soreness and increased joint range of motion. Stretching also seems to increase circulation to an area that is stiff and tight, but what does the research show about the benefits of stretching? Surprisingly there is a distinct lack of scientific evidence for stretching. First, there are few studies

which have been done in regard to stretching and second, most of these studies involve a very small group of people. A review of the literature reveals the following findings: 1.There is no evidence to date proving that stretching reduces the risk of injury in healthy populations. 2.There is no evidence showing that stretching reduces delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). 3.There IS good evidence that stretching improves joint range of motion. 4.Although all forms of stretching increase range of motion, there is evidence to suggest that PNF stretching provides better increases in range of motion. So, with this somewhat conflicting research the question remains, why stretch? We must realize that there is still only a small amount of research on stretching and that this research involves only young, healthy individuals with no history of injury. The real benefits of stretching may be for those individuals who have a history of muscle or joint injury. Why? Injuries to a muscle or tendon often cause a reduction in a joint's normal range of motion. Exercising with an abnormal and reduced range of motion will increase your risk of injury. Therefore, stretching to increase the range of motion in previously injured tissue has many positive and preventive benefits.

F inally, there is still significant a n e cdotal evidence that stretching has widespread benefits. Both clinicians and patients report better performance and reduced injury with stretching. This benefit seems most pronounced in older populations, as the natural tendency is to lose our normal joint range of motion as we age. Stretching, therefore, for older populations may help to maintain normal ranges of motion. Overall, it is wise to include stretching in our wellness regimes. Maintaining fluid and healthy joint range of motion is key to preventing many of the diseases that afflict us as we age, including osteoarthritis. Furthermore, the anecdotal benefits to stretching like relaxation, increased circulation and improved performance cannot be underestimated. ~ Dr. Natalie J. Carrington Diamond Valley Chiropractic Clinic 403-933-3088 Dr. Natalie, Dr. Greg Morris, and Dr. Mike Belding all stretch and work at the Diamond Valley Chiropractic Clinic in Black Diamond. All 3 doctors recommend various forms of stretching as part of a regime for injury recovery and maintaining healthy joints.

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HISTORY OF GYOKUSHIN RYU ~ Jeweled Heart School By Sensei Tom Gillis It is believed that Gyokushin Ryu's founder Sasaki Goemon was originally from the Gyokko Ryu or that the techniques of the Gyokushin Ryu were based on the Gyokko Ryu. It is not known in the west as to what the fighting techniques of the Gyokushin Ryu are. All that is really known is

that it uses sutemi throws. What is known is that this school concentrated more on the espionage side of ninjutsu, rather than the fighting side. It has been said that the specialties of this ryu were the kusari fundo, ninjutsu, koppojutsu, jutaijutsu, kenjutsu and iaijutsu, although we have no confirmation on this. Hatsumi says this

about the Gyokushin Ryu in his book Hiden Ninja Submission: GYOKUSHIN RYU NINPO "It is a faction of kosshijutsu and was founded by Sasaki Orouemon Akiyari. A characteristic of the ryu is found in the kind of weapons it uses. Gyokushin Ryu is known for its superior use of nagenawa, a lasso."

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Career Kids Grown? Looking for a rewarding and challenging career? Wanted Immediately: Part-time front desk assistant for Diamond Valley Vision Care. Ideal candidate will have good computer skills and experience with Simply Accounting. Submit your resume by fax, email, or in person. Call: 403-933-5552 FAX: 877-533-2106 Email:

Business Opportunities Attention! Work from home, turn 10 hrs/wk into $1500+ a month, freeon-line training.

Commercial Space for Rent For rent in Black Diamond – Commercial Space. 900 sq ft. Close to main street. Recently renovated. Excellent parking. Reduced Rent: $750/month, heat & water included. Available immediately. Phone 403-933-2560 for showing.

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Work From Home Imagine the freedom of working from home. No experience needed, step-by-step training provided. Apply on line and get started today! Visit: http://erinsenecal. skis, 170cm, Solomon 900S binders, Soloman Performa 4 Flexboots, sz 26(8/9), 125cm poles & goggles. Comes with carry bags. Used 3 times $350obo. Call 403 933-3494.

Give Away Free box full of Aquarium Accessories, CB Radio, Sunbeam outdoor BBQ on wheels. 403-933-2754 - ask for Don.

Horses Horse Boarding between Okotoks & Black Diamond. Pasture $175/mth; Paddock $275/mth. Indoor arena. Resident manager on-site 24hrs. Call 403-938-2469. Visit for more info.

Lost and Found BIG REWARD! Lost cat, shorthair, grey colour. Weighs around 15 lbs. He is about 18 years old. He is fixed. His is VERY missed. Please help bring Tom home. Call 403-931-1074 (Priddis/Millarville area). Please leave message. ************************

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Found at Oilfields Food Bank, Lewis Memorial Church, Ladies Gold Wedding Band. Phone Sharon at 403938-7719. ************************ A set of keys was found near the Glen Mead Park Seniors facility. There is a Sharks Hockey Puck on it. To claim call 403-933-7122. ************************ Ladies Watch with personalized engraving was found on the Football field at Oilfields School in early May. Call the school to identify: 403-9384973. ************************ LOST. Black nylon jacket with CANADA across the back and #34 on the sleeve. Offering reward for return. 403-477-0053. ************************ Ginger-blond short haired male cat named Noah missing from his Black Diamond home since Oct. 8. Please call 403-869-7281. ************************ Lost & Found ads are free. Email yours today:

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Rentals Shared Accommodation in Turner Valley available immediately. Must be employed, non-smoker, social or non drinker. Bright and clean, furnished main floor w/gas fireplace. Includes; tv/dvd, cable, wireless internet & utilities. No pets please! $500 security deposit & $500 monthly fee. Call (403) 938-6596. ************************ Black Diamond Mainstreet offices for rent - 160 sqft. Also, Cafe Space 880 sqft. Lots of walk-in traffic. Call Carol - 403-275-7873. ************************ Beautiful, bright walk-out basement suite in new home, Black Diamond. Walking distance to hospital. 1 bedroom, private entrance, 9 foot ceilings, fully furnished, satellite TV, wireless internet, heat & light included. Access to laundry on main.

We’re seeking quiet, reliable, mature single person, NS/ND. $650/month ($500 DD). References required. Available Nov 1st. Call 403-9333494.


Briggs, Colton James 1994 - 2011

Riding Lessons Riding lessons for all ages. Focusing on general horsemanship and safety. Beginners welcome. Located 30 minutes southwest of the City limits, near Black Diamond. Call 403-6693603.

Vehicles Scrap Car and Metal Removal. Free pick up and removal of all unwanted vehicles, running or not. Cash for some. Call 403-601-3521.

Volunteers Casino Volunteers needed! The Friends of the Sheep River Library have been slated to manage a casino on February 14th and 15th, 2012. Forty volunteers are needed to cover the day and evening shifts for the two days. This will be a major fund raiser for the library and upcoming costs during 2012. If you can help, please call Holly at 403-9335890. Lots of help is needed, so please volunteer for one of these days. ************************ The High Country Lodge in Black Diamond is currently seeking Volunteers who would be interested in leading our “Saturday Night Sing a Long” program from 7:00 – 8:00. If you enjoy the company of seniors and love music please contact the Recreation & Vo l u n t e e r C o o r d i n a t o r, C a r o l a t 403.933.4028 or email: ************************ Help needed with "Meals on Wheels" deliveries in Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Hartell, Longview and possibly Millarville. Weekdays only over the lunch hour; no weekends, no evenings. Perfect for the retired person. A very satisfying way to help housebound people in our communities. Call Mrs. Campbell at 403-938-7775. ************************ Rowan House is looking for volunteers in the following areas: Public Awareness/Education Volunteers (Our BRANCHES PROGRAM), Fundraising Volunteers, Storage Organizer Volunteer, Volunteers to Pick up Donations. Training will be provided as needed. For details on these positions check out the website: and click on the latest newsletter or for more information contact Gisele Funk at 403-938-6785 or by e-mail at:

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It is in great sadness that we announce the passing of our son, Colton James Briggs, at the age of 17 years. He will be forever missed by his parents, Steven and Jennifer and beloved brothers, Zane and Kody. Cherished grandson to Alan and Gail Briggs. Treasured nephew to aunts and uncles Kim and Sean Harris and their children, Jordon and Jamie; Marci Briggs and her daughters, Dilana and Destiny. Sadly missed by Auntie Dianne Kaschl; grandparents, Ron Bates and Wayne and Karen Scott; aunts and uncles, Natasha Scott and her son Austin; Jeff and Michelle Bates and their daughters, Emily and Alissa; Jennette and Scott Dyck and their children, Keygan and Keyanna; Jerritt and Stacey Bates and their daughter Brooke. And all our extended family and friends. Colton had a passion for hockey, music, fishing, volleyball and an extreme interest in bugs. He played High Country Minor Hockey his whole life until becoming one of the goalies for Okotoks Oilers Midget AA this year. Colton will always be remembered for his caring and loving demeanor and infectious smile. He was the perfect gentleman and he will be deeply missed. A Celebration of his Life was held at the Foothills Centennial Centre (4 - 204 Community Way, Okotoks) on Friday November 4th, 2011 at 2pm. If desired memorial donations may be made to: Alberta Treasury Branch for a scholarship in Colton’s Memory 122 Centre Ave., Black Diamond, Alberta, T0L 0H0.

Condolences may be made at: Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes High River (403-652-2222).

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Monday December 12th, 2011 7:00 pm at the Millarville Racetrack Hall All MRAS Members are welcome to attend & vote. 2011 Memberships will be on sale the night of the meeting. Please call (403) 931 3411 for information!


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Creating tomorrow’s heirlooms... As Don Murray, the founder and CEO of The New Oak Tree points out -

“Quality is not afraid of time.” If you want furniture that your grandchildren will inherit with pride then you have to visit The New Oak Tree. Whether you’re looking for a bedroom suite, a stunning dining room set or an eye-catching bar for the family room, every piece at The New Oak Tree is the definition of superior craftsmanship. The furniture he sells in your choice of wood - oak, cherry, hickory, maple, elm and walnut - stands up to the most discerning inspection. This is solid furniture with dovetailed full extension drawers. The slides have ballbearings and it’s all unconditionally guaranteed. If you don’t find something you like in the extensive show room, bring us a picture and your dream piece can be made for you or have your piece customized and sized. These heirlooms of tomorrow are all made with renewable hardwood. The finishes are ultra smooth from strict sanding procedures and no hazardous chemicals are ever used. The attention to detail is exceptional. Don is giving out gift certificates worth $1000 towards your next purchase to the first 300 customers. This offer is valid for any item over $5000. Solid wood, solid service, solid quality - find your heirloom furniture at The New Oak Tree. Visit the huge showroom at 125 First Street East in Cochrane or go online at You can also call 403.932.3306 or toll free 1.855.323.8733.

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