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Vol. 1, Issue 36


May 23, 2012

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My Little Corner

By Shannon Robin Look both ways.... From our earliest years, we’re directed to look both ways before crossing the street. Sometimes it seems more appropriate to suggest looking both ways and then looking again! Over the past few weeks I’ve had several close calls where I’m not sure the offending drivers even looked one way. Ironically, the first to almost hit me was an RCMP vehicle! The cruiser backed out from a driveway in Pincher Creek, and I’m not sure the officer driving noticed me even after I slammed on my brakes to avoid the collision. The second incident happened in Fort Macleod. I was travelling west on Highway 3, in the left lane, when the woman driving the truck beside me decided to change lanes. She did so abruptly, and forced me to the curb and a sudden stop to avoid a smash up. In both cases I honked my horn, but neither driver looked in their rear view mirror in response. My daughter was with me, and I hope she will remember the close calls as she prepares to take her learner’s test for driving. Traffic increases at this time of year as pedestrians, skateboarders, joggers, cyclists and motorcyclists join our vehicles on town streets and sidewalks. It’s not just the motor vehicle drivers who need to pay attention. I’ve also almost been run over on a downtown sidewalk by a young fellow on a skateboard. He was texting, had headphones on and was quite oblivious to the danger he

was causing with his lack of attention to others on the sidewalk. This all reminds me of an incident that happened right around my 10th birthday, long before there were cell phones and other gadgets to distract a driver’s attention from the road. As a birthday gift that year I had received my first bicycle. It was a used model, a purple three-speed bike that I was thrilled about. On my first solo spin I was hit by a car. I wasn’t far from home, and was simply going for a ride straight down the street and back. As I rode through an intersection, the vehicle beside me made a right turn and knocked my bike and I to the pavement. Although it was many years ago, I have a vivid recollection of the woman with the bright red hair who was surprised and horrified to have hit a little girl on a bicycle. I wasn’t hurt badly – bloody knees and other scrapes – but, most importantly, my bike was still intact! The woman and onlookers wanted to call an ambulance but, already stubborn at that age, I would have none of that. After all, if my parents found out, they would most certainly take away my new bike. When I arrived home, I fibbed about the origin of my injuries – a spill in the back alley was a plausible story. I kept the secret tucked away until many years later when we were celebrating my parents’ 25th wedding anniversary. We were telling “I’ll bet you didn’t know” type of stories and, much to my parents’ surprise, this was one that came out. Look both ways!

Wheeling meals around Nanton By Rachel Miller Looking to spend time helping your community? Love volunteering? Then the Quality of Life Foundation in Nanton is the place for you. It offers a large variety of preventive social services and proactive support programs for individuals and families in Nanton and the surrounding rural area. In 1996, a group of concerned citizens met to discuss the need for a safety net to protect local support services, in the event that government funding was not available. The group decided a society should be established which could raise funds to assist individuals and groups in the community. This includes Meals on Wheels, a volunteer-operated program delivering meals to those who have difficulty cooking or getting to the grocery store. Lunches are made at Silver Willow Lodge and then dispensed throughout Nanton. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to complete the deliveries. Although the volunteer roster is set for the year, Bev Deibert, community support worker with the foundation, says, “We can always use backup volunteers. It’s nice to give our regulars a break if they need or want one.” Staff are available daily to assist community members in many ways, such as referring them to appropriate support programs, providing information regarding government services, assisting with completion of government forms, and providing crisis support. The Quality of Life Foundation is located on 21st Avenue, next to the Nanton Community Centre and the Bomber Command Museum of Canada. The phone number is 403-646-2436.



Share your stories and news ideas! Submitted articles, letters to the editor and photos are always welcome. Shannon Robin, Publisher – Writing and Design Cary Robison – Editing and Printing Rachel Miller – Freelance Writing Amber Mohl – Freelance Writing & Distribution Brenda Shenton – Administrative Assistant Stan Skahl, Helen Friesen – Distribution

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Young songstress turning heads

and sound. Considering her age, it seems almost written for her. As a hometown girl, Mariya No teen years would be comSoetaert was only too happy to plete without some romantic oblige when she was asked to be hiccups, which is exactly what the opening act for Grant Wright’s inspired Mariya to write “Prince recent CD release party in Stavely. Charming.” “This community is very tight“It’s a song about finding a boy, knit and incredibly supportive,” written from personal experience, says Mariya. Many friends, family and how difficult it can be when members and neighbours came out you have a schedule like mine,” to show their support for the young Mariya says. “I do have a boyfriend singer. now, but I hardly get to see him “I am so thankful that Grant some weeks.” gave me this opportunity to open Family is incredibly important for him,” she says. “It’s been great to her, as evidenced by the first learning to play with a band, as I am single, “Peanut Butter,” about being mainly a single acoustic performer. an older sister. His concert was amazing.” “Anonymous Angel” is a true Mariya warmed up the crowd story drawn from the experience at the May 5 show with some wellof a Stavely resident who was known hits, such as Patsy Cline’s experiencing liver failure and des“Crazy” and Jeannie C. Riley’s perately needed a transplant. He “Harper Valley PTA.” She dedicates was at a critical stage when news the latter, one of her personal came that a donor had been found. Photo by Rachel Miller favourites, to her mother every time The donor’s family wrote a she sings it. Singer-songwriter Mariya Soetaert’s voice is being letter detailing the life of their heard over the radio airwaves and at local performanc- daughter, what kind of person she At 17, Mariya has the distinces, such as Grant Wright’s recent CD release party. tion of being named the Ponoka was, and how important organ Stampede Talent Search winner donation was to her. From these Mariya’s rendition of this classic cowfor 2011, and releasing her first album. letters, Mariya drew her inspiration. girl ballad is stirring. Although the song Mariya wrote four of the five songs on Every verse in the song is a part of the has been covered by many great female the self-titled album, and sings one donor’s life story. singers, from Suzy Boggus to Tanya cover, Ian Tyson’s “Someday Soon.” Tucker, Mariya lends it her own voice Continued on page 5

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Southern Alberta Summer Games 2012

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Registration and fee deadline ($20) for the Pincher Creek region is June 6 Come pick up a form or hear more details from your summer games coordinator and regional director, Mallory DeCock. Town of Pincher Creek Recreation Office: Mallory DeCock Phone 403-627-4322 Email


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Cooking up laughs By Susan Vogelaar

The Windy Hollow Players are busy preparing for their new show, Too Many Cooks, opening June 1 at Cowley. Chicago Mafia, a Mountie, and an ambitious Pop and his daughter Honey come face to face in this comedy, by Canadian playwrights Marcia Kash and Douglas E. Hughes. Assumed identities, fake accents, bootleg rum and shootouts make for an evening of laughs. By the end of the first act, no one is really sure who he or she is. Something funny is going on in this restaurant, and it isn’t just cooked goose. Eight actors, including two new members of the troupe, are bringing their skills to the stage as they spend night after night practising their lines and moves. A Pincher Creek gal, Tracy Glen, in civilian life is general manager of Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village. Tracy is an avid gardener and fly fisherman who also likes animals of all kinds. Playing a lady federal agent, she gets to choose her man in several blushing moments. Her future with the company may well depend on the success of a certain “wardrobe malfunction” that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Darcy Dietrich moved to Pincher Creek from Calgary to join his dad’s painting company, which he now runs. He loved the area and the town and

MARIYA, continued from page 3

decided to stay here. This is Darcy’s first play and, though nervous, he is adapting to his role as Mickey and enjoying the experience. The rest of the cast have a variety of theatre experiences. This is the third Windy Hollow show for Jolene Hindes. She has been in Pincher for six years, and is a busy mom with two children. Jolene is pursuing her education, planning to become a child and youth care worker. A variety of roles has shown her versatility as an actor. As Honey, she gets to play with costumes and personalities. Our imported English-Canadian actor, Edward Lindsell, brings his talents to a new role as Honey’s Pop. He is an experienced actor with our troupe. Starring in six previous plays, he is skilled at quickly learning his lines. Humour comes naturally to Ed, and his past experience shines through as he interprets his role as Pop. Gordon Pitt, born in Victoria, has worked for a logging company, apprenticed as a heavy-duty mechanic and then joined the RCMP. Retired from the force, Gord now works as a peace officer for the Town of Pincher Creek. From an Axe Men’s Body Spray commercial to a Windy Hollow Players actor, Gord is starring in his second production. He’s Continued on page 6

The final track on the CD is “Money and Fame,” which started as a typical “young girl goes to Nashville to make it big” type of song. But, as Mariya states, “I’m too cynical, and it turned into a song which makes fun of celebrities and society’s obsession with money and fame.” Mariya is a fan mainly of classic country artists like Johnny Cash and, of course, Ian Tyson, whom she considers “one of the greatest songwriters ever.” She also has contemporary favourites like the Pistol Annies and singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert. Although Mariya is kept busy with her touring and music schedule, this does not stop her from keeping up with her studies. She is in her final year of high school and is also the fundraising head for the graduation society. She hopes to be a full-time musician and plans to tour for a year after high school. “I will keep writing music and pursuing a career in it,” she says. “But, even if it doesn’t work out, I’ll always have the experience.” All the singles from Mariya’s album have received radio airtime, and can be purchased on iTunes or by contacting her through Facebook. CDs can also be found in many local stores.

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Pincher Creek District 4-H

Beef Show and Sale

Monday, May 28, 2012 Horseshoe Pavilion

403-627-4811 403-904-2227 697 Main Street Pincher Creek

Heifer Show at 11:30 a.m. Steer Show to Follow Lunch Supper at 6 p.m. Sale of Steers at 7:30 p.m. 21 market steers from the Timber Trails and Foothills 4-H Beef Clubs

For information or order buying service contact Jim Welsch 403-632-8173

Join us as we count birds, mammals, butterflies ... in locations from Summit Lake to The Gap Come for all or some of the morning and evening trips

No birding experience necessary Meet at Crowsnest Conservation Office 12707 20th Ave. in Blairmore

Saturday, May 26 at 7:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at 6:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. Locations and details will be posted at For more information call 403-563-7545 or email We will carpool from the meeting place. Bring water, snacks, binoculars and a camera if you wish. Participants must sign a waiver.

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cast as an RCMP officer, a natural role, although this time you wouldn’t call him traditional. Another Pincher Creek original, our trained actor Doris Blackburn, continues to excel in a variety of roles. She brings a multitude of talents to our stage. She has been part of the Windy Hollow Players for many years, starring in numerous productions. Sharing her training as an actor helps others learn the skills necessary to become effective on the stage. This comedic role allows Doris to practise her French and Italian accents, as well as her cooking skills. A town politician, born in Pincher Creek, joins our cast once again. Lorne

The director is also a Pincher Creek native. Susan Ames Vogelaar has taken part in drama productions since her school years. Teaching English for Lethbridge College, acting in several productions and attending as much theatre as she can, ranging from Shakespeare to modern drama, Susan has developed a keen interest in stage productions. She finds directing her third production a challenge, but rewarding, as she sees the actors learn their lines, interpret each character and perform on the stage. Too Many Cooks will be on stage June 1, 2, and 3 at Cowley Community Hall. Simply Catering, by Barry and Sophie Carney, will be preparing a full-course menu for Friday and Saturday night, while Sunday’s matinee will feature homemade pies. Tickets are available at Blackburn Jewellers, the Village of Cowley office and the Kootenai Brown museum.

Jackson brings his versatile skills to a new role as a sidekick for the Mafia boss. He also has experience in several productions with the troupe. With a Chicago accent, he plays the heavy, gun in hand, ready to protect his boss. Lorne brings experience and new ideas, which he shares with others to enhance the performances. Our Mafia boss, Gerry Alex, was very active in Edmonton theatre during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. He began performing in high school, appeared at Walterdale Playhouse in several productions, as well as Bonnie Doon Theatre, and numerous community-league shows in Edmonton. Gerry learned backstage procedures at the Jubilee Auditorium. He moved to Pincher Creek five years ago and joined the Windy Hollow Players. Energetic and extremely helpful to other members of the cast, Gerry has been a positive addition to our group.


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100 years of Godley family business By Rachel Miller

the long-term success of the business. “The other part is our very Godley’s Jewellery Store is a loyal customers.” recognizable and trusted busiGodley’s carries a wide selection ness on the main street through of jewelry from major names such Claresholm. The store is known as Bulova and Roots, as well as not only for wonderful service and Oneida silverware. They also offer selection, but also for the distincsome lesser-known but unique and tion of celebrating its centennial high-quality lines like White Ice and this year. Steel X. George Godley established the Jewelry-related services are availstore in 1912, and was joined by able as well, from engravings to ear his wife, Lilley, and son, Geoffrey. piercings. Vanessa says she draws When George passed away, his son the line at ears, though, after trying continued running the business. to perform nose piercings. “It hurt A few of the original store items, me to do it more than it hurt them, including an antique grandfather I think.” clock, still adorn the walls, and “We easily change over 1,000 many of the original display cases watch batteries in a year,” Vanessa are in use. At the rear of the buildsays. “But, nothing brings in people ing is the old safe, still used today quicker than when we put up our Photo by Rachel Miller by George’s granddaughter Vanessa Going Out For Business sign – Koshney, who is the current owner George Godley’s photo, and the business he started 100 which most people misread to say years ago, are now in the capable hands of his grand- Going Out Of Business, and come of the store. daughter Vanessa Koshney. Joyce Burnham remembers in hoping to buy everything from George fondly. jewelry to the cases it’s kept in. It “Always very friendly, Mr. Godley was doing engravings, and eventually took the started some pretty funny stories around a very, very fine gentleman, very obliging,” business over when her mother retired in town, too.” she says. “Congratulations, Vanessa, on 1999. From wedding gifts to Father’s Day keeping (the store) going. That’s pretty “We are the only jewelry store in town, presents, graduation to Sweet 16, Godley’s special.” and I think part of it is because we are far has many great choices for any occasion. Vanessa has worked at the family store enough from Calgary that the people are Stop by to wish Vanessa a happy 100th since she was a young girl. She started out more likely to come here,” Vanessa says of anniversary!

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Proudly Presents Our Grand Re-Opening! We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 24th at 11:30 a.m. 835 Waterton Avenue Pincher Creek, AB Please RSVP via phone or email Phone: 403-627-4461 Toll Free: 1-888-667-8036 Email:

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Rays of hope shine from Granum

By Rachel Miller

Often people will discuss the tragedies occurring every day in Third World countries, but rarely will someone take drastic steps to create change for those who are suffering. Walter and Marilyn Gripping, from Granum, are just such people. When their daughter Theresa came home from a trip to Uganda and told them of the problems and struggles facing the country’s people, they were moved to help in any way possible. Deciding to undertake the trip as a family, Walter and Marilyn and their four children travelled to Uganda last Christmas season. “It has totally changed the way we think about the world and how much we have,” Marilyn says. Taking second-hand clothing with them, they dispersed the garments to the local people and had the opportunity to see the hope and confidence in the children’s eyes as they stepped out in their new outfits. However, it was sometimes difficult to put together an entire outfit for one person. Upon their return to Canada, the Grippings began collecting more garments to send with their daughter and others when they returned to Uganda. Marilyn regularly hosts a sewing group in her home, and during the last few months, over 30 people have sewn clothing to donate. The Grippings also led a program that saw as many as 200 students making clothes to send over. The clothing is delivered right to a village in northern Uganda, a section of the country deeply affected by poverty, HIV/ AIDS, and political unrest. In the village, the Grippings partner with Rays of Hope for Uganda, a registered Canadian charity

that runs a primary school and hopes to see a church, medical clinic and orphanage built. Francis Okullo, the director of Rays of Hope, lost his parents in the conflict between the Ugandan government and Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, and that experience has only deepened his desire to help others. When the clothing arrives in the village, Francis and his team distribute the clothing while teaching children a sense of worth and self-sufficiency: the children do chores to earn their clothing. Cleaning chalkboard erasers, sweeping the school, washing dishes and, soon, working in the vegetable garden are just a few of the tasks assigned to those who receive the donated outfits. The Grippings also noticed a disturbing lack of clean drinking water while visiting the village. The family had been told not to even swim in the nearby lake, which serves as a water source for cattle. But the locals walked to and from the lake every day with jerry cans, which they filled and used for drinking and cooking water. When they returned to Canada, the Grippings decided to help Rays of Hope work toward building a system to provide clean drinking water for the villagers. For the past year they have been raising money for the water system by selling baking mixes and holding garage and craft sales. On June 2, they will partner with the Claresholm Youth Choir to present a dinner and concert at the Nazarene Church in Claresholm, and on June 16, they will hold a Uganda Water Walk. In this event, a team from Claresholm, led by students Vince Gripping and Jordan Richards, will walk from Stavely to Claresholm – about 17 kilometres – carrying jerry cans of

water in a wheelbarrow. About 10 other community members will join the two students in this walk, which represents the struggle of so many people to access clean water. The walkers will raise money through sponsors, and a community rally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will celebrate their arrival in Claresholm. Admission to the rally and children’s carnival games are free and open to all. The Grippings are returning to Uganda on July 30 to take on several projects. During their three-week trip, they will distribute clothing, teach sewing classes and start work on the new clean-water system. You can get involved in this important work by donating clothing, joining a sewing group, attending the concert, joining the water walk, supporting a walker, or attending the water walk rally. For more information, or to get involved in any of these activities, please call Marilyn Gripping at 403-687-2595. Find the Sudoku Answer and More Puzzles in the Online Paper Each Week

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Word-Only Ads: $1 per line (min. $5 charge). Term booking discounts. No refunds on ads cancelled prior to expiration of booking. Obituaries: Please contact us for details Personal Announcements: Birthdays, anniversaries, birth announcements, retirements, cards of thanks, in memoriams, etc. $6.95 per column inch. Classified Display Ads: $8.95 per column inch. Term booking discounts. Black and white only Prepayment is required Deadline: Thursdays 4 p.m. Phone 403-904-2227


GARAGE SALES Mike and Jo-Anne Elliott, along with brother Matt, and Christine and Jacob Elliott proudly congratulate

Dr. Amanda T. Elliott, DVM on her graduation from the inaugural class of the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Amanda will be pursuing an internship in equine medicine at Okotoks Animal Clinic.

Nanton & District Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Parade of Garage Sales and Downtown Garage and Sidewalk Sale on Sat., June 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic to make way for an entire block of sales tables and business sidewalk sales. As well, get the map for the many residential sales also being held that day. Go to, or Facebook Nanton’s Annual Garage Sale. Call 403-646-2997 or 403-646-2111 to rent a table or for more information.



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Established law firm in Pincher Creek requires full-time legal secretary for summer months, with a possibility of permanent full-time employment in the fall. Successful applicant will have above average computer and office skills. Legal experience would be an asset. Please provide resume by mail or fax to: JASMAN & EVANS Law Office P.O. Box 2530 985 East Avenue Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 Fax 403-627-4495

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Stewards for our Crowsnest Forest Ed Gregor Memorial Stewardship Day, the longest-running volunteer stewardship day in Canada, is coming up June 2. Over the past 17 years, over 2,800 volunteers have come out to participate, and Andrew Rusynyk, president of the Crowsnest Forest Stewardship Society, anticipates this year’s event will be as successful as past efforts. “This is a day that Albertans take care of their precious public lands by doing a number of projects to keep it healthy, sustainable and looking beautiful,” he says. “All users, all groups, all clubs come together to help maintain the land that they get to recreate and live in – our Crowsnest Forest.” According to the group’s website, projects undertaken over the past 10 years have included: • cleaning up hundreds of random campsites; • clean-up, maintenance and reclama-

tion of thousands of miles of trails; • completion of large steel and wood bridging projects; • planting over 8,000 seedlings on reclamation and reforestation projects; • roadside clean-up on the Forestry Trunk Road and other maintained roads in the area; • GPS trail mapping and assessment; • removing over 30 tons of garbage and debris from the forest reserve; and • creating a random camping site pilot project. Volunteers are invited to gather June 2 at the Blairmore Ranger Station (12501 20th Ave.), for a complimentary breakfast at 7:30 before they get to work. Groups will be put to work on trail reclamation and pruning, bio-engineering and general clean-up of the forest. The day will close with volunteers gathering at the ranger station again for a hot supper. Participants will be entered in

draws for great prizes including a chainsaw and a day of cat-skiing. Thanks to the generosity of supporters from southern Alberta and British Columbia, the value of labour, equipment and supplies donated over the past 17 years is equivalent to $1.2 million. “The executive of the Crowsnest Forest Stewardship Society invite everyone who lives or recreates in the C-5 Forest to come out and show the pride and caring you have for these lands that belong to us all,” Andrew says. “It seems like the eyes of the world are on this corner of the province, so now is the time to show that you really care for the gift of our public lands.” Volunteers are asked to bring water, lunch, gloves, boots, hand tools, a hat, suntan lotion and a smile. For more information please call Andrew at 403-627-8900 or 403-5644242, or visit .

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St. Michael’s Class of 2012

Students of St. Michael’s School in Pincher Creek celebrated their high school graduation May 12. Proudly wearing their caps and gowns, from left to right, are: Bailey Bastien, Taylor Little Moustache, Josh Hilliard, Ashley Fitzgerald, Westin Fairbrother, Kristen Williams, Jasper Woodard, Courtney Allred, Jonathan Van Gool, Katrina Holoboff, Brandon Naumczyk, Morgan DowningBaker, Trevor Feist and Amanda Higginbotham.

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Mark Your Calendar Events and Entertainment - Full details are available in the STB online calendar – Wednesday, May 23 – East side clean-up in Claresholm – Foothills duplicate bridge club - 1 p.m. at Pincher Creek Senior Citizens Drop-in Centre Thursday, May 24 – Grand re-opening celebration - 11:30 a.m. at Castle Ford in Pincher Creek – East side clean-up in Claresholm – Kindergarten orientation - 6 p.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Grief recovery program - 7 p.m. in Pincher Creek – Dracula: The Twilight Years - 7 p.m. at Livingstone School in Lundbreck – West Meadow Elementary School art show and silent auction - 4 p.m. in Claresholm – Al Anon - 8 p.m. at FCSS building in Nanton – Rotary luncheon - 11:45 a.m. at the Heritage Inn in Pincher Creek Friday, May 25 – Bingo - 1:30 p.m. at Fred Huddlestun Senior Centre in Pincher Creek – Beginner roping clinic - 6:30 p.m. at the Horseshoe Pavilion in Pincher Creek – East side clean-up in Claresholm – DARE grad - 11:15 a.m. at Canyon School in Pincher Creek – MHHS graduation - cap & gown

at 3 p.m., banquet at 6 p.m. at the community hall in Pincher Creek – Dracula: The Twilight Years - 7 p.m. at Livingstone School in Lundbreck – Dinner, moose races & meat draws - 5 p.m. at Bellevue Legion – Community ball game to kick off Stavely’s 100th birthday at 7 p.m. – Youth music jam - 7 p.m. at Allied Arts Building in Fort Macleod – Mandala painting beginner workshop - 7 p.m. at Allied Arts Building in Fort Macleod – Friday friendship seniors luncheon - 11:45 at Faith Community Baptist Church – After-school arts program - 1:45 at the Lebel Mansion in Pincher Creek Saturday, May 26 – MHHS graduation ceremony 2:30 p.m. at the community hall in Pincher Creek – Bridal shower for Annalea Ragan and Patrick Burles - 1 p.m. at the Cowley Hall – Spring plant count at Waterton – May bird species count - 7:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Crowsnest Conservation office in Blairmore – Meat draws - 3 p.m. at the Legion in Pincher Creek – Kids’ discovery day - 9 a.m. at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek – Minor baseball bottle collection and barbecue - 11 a.m. at Juan Teran Park in Pincher Creek

– Chinook West Little League Pitch, Hit & Run skills competition - 1 p.m. at Juan Teran Park in Pincher Creek – WCCHS graduation - 6 p.m. at the Claresholm Community Centre – Mandala painting beginner workshop - 9:30 a.m. at Allied Arts Building in Fort Macleod – May Meltdown roller derby at THRC in Nanton – Women’s Fair - 9 a.m. at Foothills Community Church in Pincher Creek – Art classes for kids - 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Allied Arts Building in Fort Macleod Sunday, May 27 – Spring plant count at Waterton – Branch meeting - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Mandala painting beginner workshop - 10 a.m. at Allied Arts Building in Fort Macleod – Purina Walk for Dog Guides - 2 p.m. at Amundsen Park in Claresholm – May bird species count - 6:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Crowsnest Conservation office in Blairmore Monday, May 28 – 4-H beef show & sale - 11:30 a.m. at Horseshoe Pavilion in Pincher Creek – Council meeting - 5:30 p.m. in Granum – Council meeting - 7 p.m. at the town office in Claresholm

– Foothills Beef Club and Timber Trails Beef Club achievement day, show and sale - 11 a.m. at Horseshoe Pavilion in Pincher Creek – Grief recovery program - 7 p.m. in Fort Macleod Tuesday, May 29 – Lego Club - 3:30 at Thelma Fanning Library in Nanton Wednesday, May 30 – Ages & Stages community developmental check-ups - 9:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – A.B. Daley School council meeting in Nanton – Teen games night - 7 p.m. at the youth hall in Stavely – Crowsnest River watershed group meeting - 7 p.m. at the Crowsnest Pass Municipal Library in Blairmore – Southwest Barrel Racing Series - 6 p.m. at Pincher Creek ag grounds Mark Your Calendar listings include the event name, time and location. Details provided for events and map directions can be found by following the calendar link at .

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CCHS Class of 2012

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Students of Crowsnest Consolidated High School in Coleman celebrated their high school graduation May 11. Left staircase, from top to bottom: Brennan Smith, Cole Baker, Ryan Tarcon, Tyler Ambrosi, Jared Jones, Tyson Collett, Ben Rosner and Ryan Boake. Right staircase, from top to bottom: Ryan Linderman, Kyle Green, Tommy Chambers, Garrett Draper, Dalton Dugdale, Tylr Proulx and Travis Ockey. Top row, from left to right: Abdullah Quraishi, Sheldon Janiga, Cody O’Neill, Drake Coster, Brayden Jackson, Taylor Secretan, Thomas Foucault, Duston Bezzeg and Bryan Koentges. Centre row, from left to right: Galen Paton, Jayleen Desaunoy, Kennedy Shortreed, Meagan Morency, Jackie Kuftinoff, Darby Bennett, Kelsey Nye and Taylor Castellarin. Front row, from left to right: Becky Kumbier, Shelby Oswald, Sidney Stella, Carmen McNeil, Lindzey Jurouloff, Lindsay Tymchyna, Chantel Bevan and Shannon Laporte.


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Youth Entrepreneurship Camp Deadline June 1 PRESS RELEASE The Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (AYEC) will be celebrating 16 years of youth entrepreneurial spirit in Southern Alberta in 2012. Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 AYEC and if you are a youth aged 13-15 and have an interest in business then this is the perfect camp for you! Youth will compete in an essay competition which will allow them to attend the camp for FREE, thanks to the generous support of the camps community sponsors. Sixty youth from South and Central Alberta will attend the camp running August 19th to the 25th, being held once again at Eagles Nest Ranch in Cypress Hills, Alberta. This one week entrepreneurial-based camp combines the education of business training with a summer camp atmosphere.

Campers hear from guest speakers and participate in workshops to learn the components of a business plan such as marketing, advertising, cash flow and record keeping. Youth are put into business teams where they plan a business idea, meet with suppliers and bankers, build a product or a service and on the final day of camp these youthful business ventures are open for business. Campers pay back their business loans and split their profits amongst their business team. It’s not only about numbers and business plans though. These youth get to participate in a variety of summer camp experiences and recreational activities. Zipline, horseback riding, wall climbing, mountain biking and swimming are just a few examples of activities the youth get involved in. Youth that are interested in more

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information or applying to the camp can contact Tony Walker of Community Futures Alberta Southwest at (403) 6273020 ext 222 or email Also, youth are encouraged to visit the website at and the Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp Facebook page! Application forms can be picked up from Community Futures Alberta Southwest at 2nd Floor, 659 Main Street, Pincher Creek, Alberta. Application Deadline is June 1 but you are encouraged to apply early, so pick up yours today! The Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp is made possible by the generous donations of, Alberta Human Services, Apache Canada, Holmes Printing and the thirteen partnering Community Futures offices in South and Central Alberta.

Did you know you could be responsible and liable for causing a grass or wildfire? PRESS RELEASE We all know littering is both wrong and illegal, but discarding your lit cigarette outside your vehicle window at any time, especially while you are driving is just plain careless and dangerous. Most Albertans know littering is wrong, but it appears many motorists do not consider the significant potential risk to everyone’s safety when choosing to throw their lit cigarette out the car window. If you think the cigarette puts itself out, think again.

• cigarettes burn for a while; • they have been known to fly into other peoples’ windows and into vehicles; and • they typically get carried by the wind into the grass or near a structure. Police are very aware of cases where a lit cigarette has blown back into the smoker’s vehicle (through the same window or an open back window) or into another and the vehicle has caught fire. Of provincial importance is the very real risk to public safety and property. Doris Stapleton, spokesperson for the

RCMP ‘K’ Division, wishes to remind the public that given the current weather, mixed with the dry ground and strong wind, this type of behaviour is not only irresponsible, it’s a recipe for trouble. The registered owner of the vehicle can be held responsible and charged under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. Don’t be lazy. If you choose to smoke while operating your motor vehicle, dispose of your cigarette in the vehicle, or pull over and dispose of it in an appropriate ashtray.

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Alzheimer Society wants your pennies PRESS RELEASE - “As consumers and businesses begin to rely less and less on the penny in their day-to-day lives, we hope that all Canadians will consider putting their last pennies to good to use by donating them to charity,” commented MP, Jim Flaherty. The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories in Lethbridge heartily supports Mr. Flaherty’s suggestion and would like to remind communities in southern Alberta that EVERY PENNY COUNTS when raising money for Alzheimer’s programs and research. We are happy to take your pennies! The little coins can be dropped off at our office at Suite # 402, 740 – 4 Ave South. Don’t just donate your own stash of pennies. Start a penny collection jar at work.

When your jar is full, call the Alzheimer Society at 403-329-3766 and we’ll come and pick it up. We are happy to accept both rolled and unrolled coins. About Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease is the leading form of dementia. It is a fatal progressive disease of the brain that robs memory and steals the ability to reason, communicate and perform daily tasks. Changes in the brain can begin to appear decades before diagnosis and progression can last between seven and 10 years. Eventually, the person affected will require 24-hour care and supervision. Age is the single biggest risk factor but the disease can strike as early as 40.

leading nationwide health organization for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in Canada. The Society in Alberta supports innovative research, provides enhanced care and support to people with the disease, their families and their caregivers and is a prominent voice with government. Alzheimer’s disease has no known cause or cure. Until a cure is found, the Alzheimer Society is here to help and provide support to those impacted by the disease. The Society works to heighten awareness, provide support services and support research into the cause and a cure for this disease.

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Three locals receive nominations for Minister’s Seniors Service Awards PRESS RELEASE

Over 75 individuals and organizations have been nominated for this year’s Minister’s Seniors Service Awards. This annual awards program recognizes the volunteer efforts of individual Albertans and organizations that make a difference in the lives of seniors. Local nominees include Carol Neubeker of Claresholm, Harvey Bourassa of Fort Macleod and John Sinnott of Pincher Creek. Carol has been an active volunteer at the Claresholm Senior Drop-In Centre for several years. She started on the social committee, and has served as secretary. She also helps seniors by providing transportation to church and appointments. Harvey has been actively involved with the Fort Macleod community for

decades, and won the Fort Macleod Citizen of the Year award in 2011. He is currently serving as treasurer for the Welcome Mat Seniors Citizens’ Organization. John made a seniors centre a reality in Lundbreck. For five years, he encouraged community involvement, solicited donations, fundraised and secured government grants to open the Windsor Heritage Drop-In Centre in 2009. John also assists with activities, and liaises between the administration and residents at the Crestview Lodge. “It is so important to celebrate the commitment and dedication of the many Albertans who support seniors,” said Fred Horne, Minister of Health. “Every single day, people around our province remind us of the incredible volunteer spirit present here in Alberta.” Nominees are evaluated based on:

• their impact on seniors and the community; • the need for the service they provide; and, • the measure of diversity, quality and originality in their service. Award recipients will be honoured at a special celebration on June 6, during Seniors’ Week. 
“For 15 years, this awards program has recognized the generosity of individuals and organizations that serve our seniors and make a visible difference in our communities,” added George VanderBurg, Associate Minister of Seniors. “All of the nominees should be congratulated for their contributions.” More information is available online at, under the Minister’s Seniors Service Awards link. The website also includes information on Seniors’ Week events.

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Travel Alberta Visitor Info PRESS RELEASE

Pergrine Falcons Watch the big hatch!

PRESS RELEASE Don’t blink! Peregrine falcons are the fastest living thing on earth. Each year they fly back to Edmonton (not Calgary), travelling up to 11,000 kilometres from South America in search of a mate.

You can try to catch a glimpse—but why not watch Edmonton’s peregrines up close and personal? Two cameras, two families, eight eggs. Catch the big hatch and a whole lot more! Streaming live 24/7 at ab-conservation. com/peregrinecam

Long weekend death at Waterton PRESS RELEASE On May 18, 2012 at approximately 1:30 PM, Pincher Creek RCMP, Waterton RCMP and Parks Canada employees were dispatched to a body that was floating face down in the water near the Cameron Bay, in Waterton Park. The body was located by some canoeists that were in the area. The deceased was recovered from the water using Parks Canada marine craft. As a result of the investigation, the deceased was identified as a 23 year old female from Lethbridge, Alberta. The identity is being withheld for the time being pending further discussion with the person’s family. Waterton

Park RCMP and Pincher Creek RCMP, with the assistance of the Calgary Major Crimes Unit and other support services are continuing to investigate the matter further to determine the circumstances surrounding the female’s death. An autopsy has been scheduled to take place at the Calgary Medical Examiners Office on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Further information will be released in the near future. Police are currently involved in investigating the details of the incident and are seeking public assistance. Anyone that may have witnessed the event or had any knowledge of it is asked to contact the Pincher Creek RCMP.

Explore Alberta this summer with the help of staff at 10 Travel Alberta visitor information centres. The seasonal visitor information centres open on May 18. The Canmore visitor information centre is open year round. Visitor information centres are located at key entry points to the province. Canmore: south side of Highway 1, west end of Canmore service road; Crowsnest Pass: south side of Highway 3, eight kilometres west of Coleman and six kilometres from the Alberta/British Columbia border; Field: south side of Highway 1 at the entrance to Field, British Columbia; Grande Prairie: south east side of Highway 43, at junction with 106 Street; Hinton: south side of Highway 16 in the commercial area; Lloydminster: north side of Highway 16, one kilometre east of Lloydminster; Milk River: east side of Highway 4, south of Milk River; Oyen: intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 41, north of Oyen; Walsh: north side of Highway 1, 64 kilometres east of Medicine Hat and three kilometres west of the Alberta/ Saskatchewan border; and, West Glacier: west side of the junction of Montana Highway 2 and Going-to-the-Sun Road (Glacier National Park). Visitor information centres are open seven days a week, though hours vary by location. Visitors can receive information and advice about attractions, activities, accommodations and special events, in the area and around the province. Each year, more than 130,000 visitors access services provided by Travel Alberta visitor information centres. To learn more about what Alberta has to offer, visitors are encouraged to call 1-800-ALBERTA or visit

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An email from Guy Cotterll Watch for scam spam in your inbox

This information is copied directly from an email received in our business email boxes on Sunday. Just a friendly reminder that scam artists are always on the prowl with this type of garbage. Keep the $188 safely tucked in your own pocket! Shannon

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We are doing this for your interest considering the rate which fraudulent and stolen checks/ATM CARD are been sent to our innocent citizen that most times put them in problem.

Also for the Delivery of the Parcel to continue, you are in obligation to obtain from Spain, a Duly Sworn Affidavit from Spanish High Court which will back up the Origin of Fund. This is in line with the Anti-Terrorist Campaign which the USA Government has embarked on recently to protect our Territory from future attacks.

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RCMP award ceremony celebrates bravery and dedication to duty Pincher Creek officer honoured

PRESS RELEASE May 9, at a ceremony in Edmonton, the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, joined Deputy Commissioner Dale McGowan, Commanding Officer of “K” Division RCMP in the presentation of awards for bravery, overseas service, life-saving and long service to RCMP employees. “A lot of the good work our employees do flies under the radar,” said Deputy Commissioner Dale McGowan, Commanding Officer “K” Division RCMP. “Today’s ceremony gives us the opportunity to celebrate their bravery and dedication to duty in service to their fellow Albertans.”

Sergeant Leon Fiedler of Stony Plain Detachment was commended for risking his own safety to protect the lives of others. On July 12, 2011 at Paul Band First Nation, Alberta, he disarmed an intoxicated, suicidal man who was threatening members of the community with a long-barrel shotgun. Sgt. Fiedler’s actions prevented harm to civilians, the suspect and RCMP colleagues on scene.

Three RCMP Members received the Commanding Officer’s Commendation for Bravery, which recognizes courage in the face of dangerous circumstances beyond those commonly encountered in routine police work.

Constable Olivier Richer of Pincher Creek Detachment was commended for bravery in saving the life of a suicidal man, who had access to 13 firearms, from a burning home near Pincher Creek on June 22, 2011. Cst.

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Richer’s actions prevented further harm to the suspect and RCMP colleagues on scene.

Constable Pernell Cardinal of Hobbema Detachment was commended for risking his own safety to save the life of another. On April 18, 2010, Cst. Cardinal entered a burning home in the Samson Town Site to rescue an occupant.

Constable Roderick Doe of Wood Buffalo Detachment received the St. John Ambulance Silver Life Saving Award for saving the life of a man found hanging from a rope in a camping trailer. While awaiting the ambulance, Cst. Doe’s first aid efforts induced a pulse, which resulted in the man’s safe transport to hospital. Three RCMP Members received awards in recognition of overseas service in support of United Nations Peace Keeping Operations in Sierra Leone and Canadian Forces operations in Afghanistan. Long Service Awards marking 20 or more years of service were also distributed to 73 “K” Division RCMP employees.


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“If Only” by Carole Geithner (Scholastic, $16.99) Reviewed by Rose M. Croke We all face loss in our lives, some earlier than others. In “If Only,” 13-year-old Corinna Burdette loses her mother to cancer in the summer before she enters eighth grade. An only child, Corinna must grapple with this monumental loss at a time in her life when she needs her mother the most. The story begins in the autumn after her mother’s death and follows Corinna as she struggles with the different stages of grief for a year afterward. The title of this fictional, youngadult novel, written by debut novelist Carole Geithner, comes from the unending hypothetical scenarios that Corinna silently ponders: If only her mom had been diagnosed with cancer sooner, if only her medical treatment had been successful, if only it wasn’t her own mother, and if only she could see her mother again to tell her she loves her.

Geithner has more than 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker, working with children, adolescents and adults, many of whom had childhoods shaped by significant loss. Her professional experiences and losing her own mother at a young age authentically informs the story. Readers will truly empathize with Corinna’s grief process and the gaping hole that her mother’s death has torn in the fabric of her young life. Corinna asks, “How can I continue to put one foot in front of the other when I can barely breathe? How can I smile and talk to everyone like I’m the old me, like nothing has changed?” The book isn’t dark. It offers brilliant glimpses of light and humor. For example, Corinna will never look at baked ziti the same way again, thanks to her good-natured friends and neighbors. “If Only” is a sensitive and uplifting novel that offers readers a glimpse into the world of a grieving teen and rewards them with a beautiful and hopeful story about the enduring power of love. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

1. Is the book of Titus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Isaiah 45, whom did God ask, “Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it”? Gideon, Peter, Cyrus, Elijah 3. For how many days did Goliath take his stand for a man to fight him? 2, 6, 10, 40 4. From Acts 5 and 12, how many times was Peter delivered from prison by an angel? 2, 5, Dozen, 70 5. Which Psalm is a prayer of Moses, the man of God? 23, 90, 117, 150 6. Who sold his birthright for a pottage of lentils? Cain, Jacob, Esau, Able

ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Cyrus; 3) 40; 4) 2; 5) 90; 6) Esau Wilson Casey’s trivia book “Know It? ... or Not?” is available from (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

By Steve Becker Everyone has 13 cards Assume you’re declarer in six notrump and West leads a heart. You can count 11 sure tricks after the ace of diamonds is forced out, and the problem is how to score a 12th. It might come from clubs or spades if either suit breaks 3-3, or if the jack of clubs falls singleton or doubleton. Let’s say you win the heart lead with the jack and play the king of diamonds. West wins with the ace and returns another heart, which you take with the ace. At this point you inaugurate a campaign to learn all you possibly can about the distribution of the unseen hands. The first thing you do is cash dummy’s king of hearts, on which East discards a diamond. Next, you cash the Q-J of diamonds, on which West discards a heart. Both of these moves prove enlightening, because you learn that West started with five hearts and two diamonds, and

that East started with two hearts and five diamonds. You next cash the Q-K-A of spades, and when West discards a heart on the third spade, you have all the information you need to wrap up the slam. West started with exactly five hearts, two spades and two diamonds, so he must have been dealt precisely four clubs. Taking advantage of this knowledge is as easy as pie. You cash dummy’s king of clubs, lead a low club to your ace and return a third club toward dummy’s Q-10. When West follows low, you finesse the ten, confident that unless the laws of mathematics no longer apply, the finesse will succeed and yield your 12th trick. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

comedian Steve Byrne and executiveproduced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Rob Long. This year also will include the debut of “Wedding Band,” a new scripted comedy series starring Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau, Peter Cambor, Derek Miller, Melora Hardin, Jenny Wade and Kathryn Fiore.

PHOTO: Courteney Cox Q: When will my favorite show, “Rizzoli & Isles,” be back with new episodes? -- Fred D., via e-mail. A: Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander will return for their third season as Det. Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Isles, respectively, on Tuesday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The highly rated TNT series will air 15 all-new episodes. And if you need to catch up on seasons one and two -- or just refresh your memory -- both are now available on DVD for your viewing pleasure. *** Q: I signed that petition you mentioned in a previous column to help keep “A Gifted Man” on the air, and I was wondering if it helped? Will CBS renew it? --Bonnie A., Norfolk, Va. A: Sometimes online petitions work (“Friday Night Lights,” “Jericho” and “Chuck” were saved from early cancelation by rabid Internet campaigns), and sometimes they don’t. In the case of “A Gifted Man,” it didn’t; CBS decided not to renew the drama for a second season. Also on CBS’s chopping block: “CSI: Miami,” “Rob,” “Unforgettable” and “NYC 22.” ***

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Q: For the longest time, I couldn’t even find “Cougar Town” on the TV schedule, then it returned, and now I hear it’s been canceled. Is that true? -- Stacie R., St. Paul, Minn. A: While it’s true that ABC has opted not to renew “Cougar Town” for a fourth season, Courteney Cox and gang will indeed be back for a new season -- TBS has picked up the series and will begin airing new episodes in early 2013. As of now, it’s assumed that all cast members will be making the move with the show to TBS. However, Dan Byrd had already booked a role on the new untitled Louis CK sitcom pilot, and Josh Hopkins was set to star in NBC’s “Lady Friends.” Both shows will have to recast now that “Cougar Town” is going forward. “Cougar Town” is the latest project to join TBS’s growing slate of original series. In July, TBS will launch “Sullivan & Son,” a new sitcom starring


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Q: Can you tell me what Ving Rhames is doing now? I haven’t seen him in anything in a while. -- Derek L., via e-mail A: Ving is all set to star in the new David E. Kelley medical drama that is slated to premiere on TNT in summer 2013. The series, called “Monday Mornings,” is based on the book by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanja Gupta, M.D. The show is set in the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Ore., and Ving plays the hospital’s trauma chief. It also stars Alfred Molina, Jennifer Finnegan and Bill Irwin.

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years old, clear glass with an etched pattern. Can you help me? -- Nora, Albuquerque, N.M. A: I think your dishes are probably pieces of a Depression glass pattern. There are several excellent guides you can use to see if you can find your particular pattern. One of my favorite references is “Warman’s Depression Glass: Identification and Price Guide” by Ellen T. Schroy and published by Krause ( This guide has most of the patterns issued, is fully illustrated and easy to navigate. I think the prices listed accurately reflect the marketplace. Keep in mind that values change from region to region. For example, Coors pottery brings a much higher price in Colorado than it does in Vermont. If you would rather hire the services of an appraiser, there are several in the Albuquerque area, including Phyllis Thunborg (502-898-0863) and Suzanne Staley (888-758-1118). Check out Staley’s Website at www. If you use an appraiser, you should expect to pay for this service.


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PHOTO: Denzel Washington PICKS OF THE WEEK “John Carter” (PG-13) -- Disney’s box-office flop with a budget the size of Mars comes to home video, and it’s not as bad as you might think. Though this space epic didn’t redefine cinema and become the next “Avatar,” it is a bit of fun. John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is a grizzled man of the West who is somehow transported to Mars, where he gets swept up in a bona fide adventure replete with princesses and alien uprisings. The special effects can be dazzling -- as well they should. Weak Martian gravity makes our hero from Earth super strong for the duration of the film, but it might get a bit tedious watching Carter fling himself through the air over and over again. When the dust settles and the characters have to talk, you may wish they would go back to all that jumping. “Safe House” (R) -- Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington have a competition for who can give off the most gritty handsomeness in this spy save

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Traditions Bring Families Together “I’ve just set the timer for 18 minutes,” said Karen Helfand to her 9-year-old daughter, Rachel, and Rachel’s friend Claire. That was the cue for the girls to dump and pour the measured flour and water on the counter and mix the simple dough with their hands to make matzo for Passover earlier this spring. They were learning that it’s all about “time” as they prepared and baked the dough in haste -- just as it was done by the Israelites thousands of years ago in the land of Egypt when they escaped slavery and fled for safety in a hurry. “We want our daughters to have a Passover Seder to remember,” said Claire’s mom, Patty Diamond, program director of Mayim Rabim Congregation in Minneapolis. “When extended families gather around their tables and the plate with the horseradish (representing the bitterness of slavery) is served with matzo, the children will connect personally having measured, mixed and manipulated the unleavened dough themselves. Passover is our tradition, and we pass it on to our daughters, just as our mothers did for us.” Traditions, whether religious or otherwise, can bring a sense of special iden-

tity to family life. And the good news is that just about anything your family enjoys doing together can become a special ritual that keeps you close. And those rituals will no doubt have a few simple things in common: They are easy to do, you share them with your children, and they give you a “we.” “In our family ‘we’ always go fishing on Father’s Day, or ‘we’ always make sandcastles and a bonfire at the beach on the Fourth of July.” You might think of traditions as a mosaic of your family’s soul. They say who you are, where you are and where you come from. Encase special life events and start calling them your own this spring and summer. These traditions bear repetition not only because they are fun, but also because you rekindle the wonder of relationships and family by doing them again and again. As you fill your family calendar with kids’ camps, gardening, ballgames, outings and vacations, think about

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to them and itch when exposed to them. In a very few people, they might trigger an asthma attack. None of this has happened to you or me. I don’t think it ever will. Dust mites need high humidity to survive, around 70 percent. You can cut down on their number if you keep your room humidity lower than that. Don’t try to get rid of them. They’re part of the biological diversity that exists in our world. I don’t know if they do us any good, but they don’t do us any harm, aside from the allergy thing. Sleep in peace. I apologize for ruining a night’s sleep for you. Please don’t ask me about bedbugs. They don’t make people ill either, but they give me the creeps. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband and I have started walking every evening. It’s our way of staying in shape. I like it. My husband actually listens to what I have to say when we walk. There is one thorn in my side, however. My husband insists that I don’t walk correctly, and he is constantly giving me ways to change my walking style. It’s extremely irritating. I have been walking the way I walk since I was an infant. Is there really a special way to do so? -- R.C.

your walking pattern. Keep your head erect with eyes focused about 20 feet in front of you. Your arms should be bent at the elbow. When the right foot hits the ground, the left arm should be in front of your body, and vice versa when your left foot hits the ground. The heel of the foot should strike the ground first, and the liftoff should come from the toes. Older people tend to shorten their walking stride in an attempt to keep both feet always on the ground. This gives them more balance and stability. They should try to take a little longer stride and use their arms for balance and stability as I described above. ***

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4. Garnish with tomato wedges to serve. Serves 6. • Each serving without tomatoes: About 613 calories, 39g total fat (13g saturated), 162mg cholesterol, 875mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate, 41g protein.

German Potato-Salad Packet Grill spuds with bacon pieces, then toss with a cider-vinegar dressing. 2 1/2 pounds (medium) red potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks 2 slices uncooked bacon, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper 2 green onions, chopped 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1. In large bowl, toss potatoes with bacon, salt and pepper until potatoes are evenly coated.

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PHOTO: Arnold Schwarzenegger HOLLYWOOD -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, “The Gubernator,” is returning to action movies now that he’s no longer governor of California. For his comeback, he’s chosen “The Expendables 2,” alongside Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lungren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and “Thor,” Chris Hemsworth. Arnold kidded, “The Expendables 2’ has every action hero between 30 and 100!” It’s budgeted at $100 million and will be released Aug. 17, 2012. Come January 2013, we’ll see Arnold in “Last Stand” with Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker and Johnny Knoxville. He plays a small-town sheriff pitted against a notorious drug kingpin and his gang. Schwarzenegger is currently shooting “The Tomb” with Sylvester Stallone, Jim Caviezel, Vincent D’Onofrio and 50 Cent. Stallone plays a prison designer who must escape from a prison he built and find the person who put him there. Arnold’s character name in this one is Swan. It will be released sometime in 2013. Next month he shoots “The Unknown Soldier” for an April 2013 release. Then he goes into “Ten” and maybe a “Terminator” sequel. So much for those who said he couldn’t get elected

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dog catcher after his governorship and family scandal. Unlike politics, scandal fuels the box office, and he’ll “be back” with a vengeance! *** And now a tribute to real soldiers. The sixth-annual GI Film Festival was just held in our nation’s capital, and celebrities such as Lou Diamond Phillips, William Devane, Pat Sajak, Joe Montegna, James Cromwell and Peter Berg mingled with politicos such as Ross Perot and Reps. Jeff Davis (RKy.) and Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.). The centerpiece of the Festival was the film “Doughboy,” which stars Terry Kiser (“Weekend at Bernie’s”). The term “Doughboys” originated after the Mexican-American War, and they too are veterans who should never be overlooked as heroes who sacrificed for our country.

Oscar winner Maggie Smith (“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”) and all the “Harry Potter” films, as well as “Downton Abbey”; Michael Gambon (“The King’s Speech”); and Billy Connolly from TV’s “Head of the Class,” “The Last Samurai” (with Tom Cruise) and the “Hobbit” films. The “Quartet” live happily in a home for retired opera singers until diva Maggie Smith arrives to complicate matters. If Maggie channels opera-diva Maria Callas, we’ll get to see just how “callous” a diva can be!

*** Two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman (“Kramer vs. Kramer” and “Rain Man”) hopes to change his luck after the sudden cancellation of his HBO series “Luck” by directing the comedy film “Quartet,” due out next year. He’s cast great actors: Tom Courtenay (Oscar nominated for “The Dresser”);

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florets 1 to 2 ounces sundried tomato halves, quartered 2 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 large eggs 1/4 cup low-fat milk 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped basil or parsley, optional 1. Combine the fettuccine, broccoli and tomatoes in large pot of boiling, salted water. Cook until pasta is tender but firm, about 6 to 8 minutes; drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water. 2. Return the pasta, broccoli and tomatoes to the pot. Add the pesto, Italian seasoning, pepper and cayenne pepper; toss until evenly coated.3. Beat the eggs and milk in a bowl until blended. Pour egg mixture over pasta, stirring gently to coat and combine. 3. Cook over medium heat, stirring gently, until the mixture thickens and no visible liquid from the egg remains. Add in some of the reserved pasta water, as needed, if the pasta

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to feed my dogs. This way I can just grab a cup at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. and know it’s the right amount. And it is so easy this way! My dogs used to be overweight until I started this system. -- Dwayne O., via email

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(PHOTO: Laura Wright stars as “Carly” on “General Hospital”) THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Stephanie informed Brooke that her daughter would not be walking down the aisle anytime soon. Amber’s plan appeared to be working as Caroline shunned Rick at work. Brooke confronted Liam about why he destroyed the annulment papers. Amber swooped in to declare her love to Rick after he was rejected by Caroline. Thomas confessed to Ridge how Caroline was his fashion muse. Hope interrupted Amber’s seduction of Rick. Caroline appeared to be hiding a secret about her family. Bill crashed Karen’s dinner party. Brooke’s disdain for Amber was further solidified after finding out about her latest scheme. Katie returned home with big news for Bill. Wait to See: Steffy gives Liam an ultimatum. Bill makes Deacon an offer he can’t refuse. DAYS OF OUR LIVES Even though he no longer had any

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2. Norah Jones new entry “... Little Broken Hearts”

2. Jason Aldean No. 4 “Fly Over States”

3. Various Artists new entry “NOW 42”

3. Rascal Flatts No. 1 “Banjo”

This Week Last Week 1. Gotye feat. Kimbra No. 1 “Somebody That I Used to Know” 2. fun feat. Janelle Monae No. 2 “We Are Young” 3. Maroon 3 feat. Wiz Khalifa new entry “Payphone” 4. Carly Rae Jepsen No. 5 “Call Me Maybe” 5. Flo Rida feat. Sia No. 6 “Wild Ones” 6. The Wanted No. 4 “Glad You Came” 7. Nicki Minaj No. 8 “Starships” 8. Justin Bieber No. 7 “Boyfriend” 9. One Direction No. 9 “What Makes You Beautiful” 10. Kelly Clarkson No. 10 “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”

4. Adele No. 2 “21” 5. B.o.B new entry “Strange Clouds” 6. Lionel Richie No. 3 “Tuskegee” 7. Jack White No. 1 “Blunderbuss” 8. One Direction No. 4 “Up All Night” 9. Soundtrack new entry “Smash” 10. Marilyn Manson new entry “Born Villain”

4. Zac Brown Band No. 6 “No Hurry” 5. Kip Moore No. 9 “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” 6. Lady Antebellum No. 2 “Dancin’ Away With My Heart” 7. Carrie Underwood No. 11 “Good Girl” 8. Eric Church No. 10 “Springsteen” 9. Tim McGraw No. 11 “Better Than I Used to Be” 10. Lee Brice No. 7 “A Woman Like You”

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• The next time you’re in the jungle observing gorillas, be sure to notice if one sticks out its tongue. That means it’s angry.

by Samantha Weaver 1. Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans 2. Dark Shadows (PG-13) Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter 3. Think Like a Man (PG-13) Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara 4. The Hunger Games (PG-13) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson 5. The Lucky One (PG-13) Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling 6. The Five-Year Engagement (R) Jason Segel, Emily Blunt 7. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) animated 8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13) Judi Dench, Bill Nighy 9. Chimpanzee (G) Tim Allen, narrator 10. Safe (R) Jason Statham, Chris Sarandon (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

• It was, unsurprisingly, comedian and writer W.C. Fields who said, “I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.” • Even if you haven’t heard the They Might Be Giants song “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” you are probably aware that the Turkish metropolis has undergone name changes throughout its long history. It seems that when the name was Constantinople, it was common for residents of the area to refer to things “in the city,” which in the Aegean dialect of Greek is pronounced “is tan polin.” Eventually the name stuck, and in 1930 Turkish authorities formally adopted the name Istanbul. • The giant squid has the distinction of possessing the largest eyes of any animal -- they’re as big as pie plates.

• In the filming of the original “Star Trek” television series, the ship’s transporter was used simply to cut costs. With it, characters could move from one set to another without having to shoot costly landing scenes. As a side note, the sparkling effect that could be seen when characters were transported was created by aluminum dust. • If you’re like the average American, you’ll eat nine pounds of peanuts this year. • Those who study such things say you’re more likely to be bitten by a mosquito if you’ve just eaten a banana. *** Thought for the Day: “Eminent posts make great men greater, and little men less.” -- Jean de la Bruyere (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

• For a queen bee, laying 3,000 eggs is EAT WHAT YOU LIKE all in a day’s work. IN COMFORT • Evidencing a drastic change in the nature of the United States since its agrarian beginnings, today only a quarter of Americans live in rural areas.


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1. MUSIC: Who wrote and performed the song “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”? 2. THEATER: “My Fair Lady” is a modern musical adaptation of which play?

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1. Contraband (R) Mark Wahlberg

1. Joyful Noise (PG-13) (Warner)

2. Haywire (R) Gina Carano

2. New Year’s Eve (PG-13) (Warner)

4. PHYSICS: What is the branch of physics that deals with light?

3. Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol (PG-13) Tom Cruise

3. Haywire (R) (Lions Gate)

5. LITERATURE: Who wrote “Doctor Zhivago”?

4. We Bought a Zoo (PG) Matt Damon

6. LANGUAGE: What is the American term for the British perambulator?

5. New Year’s Eve (PG-13) Lea Michele

7. ROYALS: From what house did Great Britain’s King Edward VIII descend?

6. The Darkest Hour (PG-13) Emile Hirsch

3. GEOGRAPHY: The Palace of Versailles is located near what city?

8. PSYCHOLOGY: What does someone fear if he or she has chronomentrophobia? 9. SCIENCE: What is an ichnite? 10. PRESIDENTS: Which U.S. president said, “The chief business of the American people is business”? Answers 1. Paul Simon 2. “Pygmalion” 3. Paris 4. Optics 5. Boris Pasternak 6. Baby carriage 7. The House of Windsor 8. Clocks 9. Fossil footprint 10. Calvin Coolidge (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

4. Contraband (R) (Universal) 5. Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol (PG-13) (Paramount) 6. Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13) (Paramount) 7. Thor (NR) (Paramount)

7. Joyful Noise (PG-13) Queen Latifah

8. Game of the Thrones: The Complete First Season (TV-MA) (Warner)

8. War Horse (PG-13) Peter Mullan

9. War Horse (PG-13) (Buena Vista)

9. The Sitter (R) Jonah Hill

10. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)(Fox)

10. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (R) Daniel Craig

Source: Rentrak Corp. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson • Many people have sent in the tip to use two bowls, one larger than the other, to serve cold salads at picnics. You add a few cups of crushed ice to the larger bowl, then nestle the smaller bowl into it, making it “chilled.” In any case, remember: Don’t leave food out longer than two hours. • If you’re planning food platters for your barbecue, consider making several smaller platters instead of one large dish. The large ones are harder to store when you prep beforehand, but

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picnic lunch, I have two large zip-top plastic bags. I label them ‘clean’ and ‘dirty.’ Anything used to touch raw meat goes in the ‘dirty.’ And serving spoons that can be used again to serve are in ‘clean.’” -- M.A. in Arizona Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or email JoAnn at (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• On June 8, 632, in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad, founder of Islam, dies in the arms of Aishah, his third wife. In 610, in a cave north of Mecca, Muhammad had a vision in which he heard God command him to become the Arab prophet of the “true religion.” He began having religious revelations, which he collected as the Qur’an. • On June 5, 1933, the United States goes off the gold standard, a monetary system in which currency is backed by gold. The Great Depression of the 1930s had frightened the public into hoarding gold. Roosevelt ordered all gold coins and gold certificates in denominations of more than $100 turned in for other money. • On June 4, 1942, the Battle of Midway -- one of the most decisive U.S. victories

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