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My Little Corner By Shannon Robin The huckleberry is a fruit I hadn’t seen until my move to Alberta. While I was working at Canyon School a couple of years ago, a young fellow named Spencer Pomreinke gave me the gift of a jar of huckleberry jam. His teacher Muriel McPherson said it was a very special treat, and after walking down Haig Mountain this weekend in search of huckleberries, I understand why. Unless Spencer’s mom had a secret berry patch, the gift to his teachers was indeed a generous one. According to our recipe, you need four cups of berries to make a pie or a jar of jam. That didn’t sound too difficult, but with only a cup or so of berries to show after our picking was done, we didn’t have enough to try either recipe. Our berry hunting may not have been a great success, but the afternoon was excellent. A friend and her three boys joined Jaiden and me on our berry quest to Castle Mountain Resort. Angie and her sons were nervous about a couple of things – particularly riding a chairlift for the first time and running into bears. I’d had a ride up the Huckleberry Chair once before, and confidently told them it would be a piece of cake and the view would be spectacular. Armed with bear spray and knowledge from our BearSmart training a few months ago, I assured her we would be safe. I was also pretty confident the bears figure out quickly that with several hundred people infringing on their territory, it makes sense to mosey on elsewhere to do their own berry picking. With a plan to have a picnic lunch at the top of the hill, we boarded the chairlift. “We can’t fall out, right?” Angie asked. “Did you know I’m afraid of heights?” Dane asked. “It’ll be fun,” I replied. I wondered if the two boys riding with my daughter were also afraid of heights, but decided it was better not to ask.

The chair moved slowly toward the top of the hill. We watched amazing scenery, which you can see from the chair only one day a year, pass beneath us and around us. Above the deepest gorge, the chair suddenly lurched to a stop. Not a complete stop, actually – the chair swung just enough to make its occupants nervous. Two sets of frightened eyes looked at me, and I hoped I didn’t give them the same look back. This continued every couple of minutes for quite some time, making us all a little uptight. We assumed they must be stopping to help riders coming down with their pails full of berries and tried to ignore the knots in our stomachs. Finally, we were at the top. I had envisioned a grassy meadow where we would sit and enjoy our lunch – I forgot that we were hanging out on a steep mountain slope. In any case, it’s the most amazing view I’ve ever had while standing and eating a sandwich! We had Googled huckleberries earlier in the day so we had a clue what to look for, and soon enough found the first bush sporting a lone berry. Three gals helped three competitive boys with their picking but, as hundreds of people had gone before us, the pickings were slim. It didn’t matter. The day was beautiful, and we were on an adventure. “This is the best day ever,” one of the boys proclaimed. We saw people with a few berries, and others with a full pail in each hand. Everyone was wearing a smile. Later, there was a roast pig and beef dinner while live musicians played on stage. I was impressed to learn that over 900 lift tickets were sold, and that many more had made their own way up the mountain. It was a family-oriented festival with a little something for everyone. We thoroughly enjoyed it, and the boys have already asked to come visit the huckleberry hill again next summer. Hopefully we’ll be able to find enough berries next year to make that pie.

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High school rodeo in Pincher this weekend By Brad Quarin Students who love to rodeo are getting into the game with high school rodeo, being hosted on the Pincher Creek agricultural grounds this Saturday and Sunday. “It gives the kids a place to compete against their peers and improve their skills,” says Barb Michalsky, a director of the Pincher Creek Rodeo Club. Barb’s daughter Morgan, who’s going into Grade 12 at Livingstone School, is competing in the event and serves as student president of the club. She points out other benefits of participating in high school rodeo, including chances for scholarships, and notes some students move up to pro rodeo associations. The upcoming high school rodeo will feature about 120 Grade 9 to 12 students from southern Alberta, including Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass, and some from British Columbia. They’ll be competing in all the staple rodeo activities, including barrel racing, pole bending, steer wrestling, saddle bronc and cutting. Morgan will be competing in team roping, breakaway roping and her personal favourite, goat tying. “It’s a lot different from all the other ones,” she says. “It’s a lot more exciting.” It’s not easy getting into high school rodeo. Barb says the student must have good grades and show good behaviour, and the student’s entry form must be signed by the principal. Those requirements create an incentive for kids to study, and Morgan knows someone who tries hard at school just so he can compete in high school rodeo. Like many other young rodeo athletes I’ve talked to, Morgan got involved in rodeo because her family all did it. She started in the junior rodeo division and began high school rodeo in Grade 9. This is Morgan’s last year in high school rodeo, so Barb hopes she does well. Morgan aspires to make the top five and the provincials, and her mom hopes she advances to national competitions.

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Climb Corner Mountain with Cas By Shannon Robin Cas Freeman is eagerly looking forward to an adventure this Saturday – a climb to the top of Corner Mountain. She’ll reach the summit astride her horse, Blaze, and with assistance from Team Cas. The Corner Mountain Climb for Huntington’s will raise awareness and funds for the Huntington Society of Canada. Cas’s caregivers, well-known locally as Team Cas, came up with the idea of the mountain climb to commemorate the 40th anniversary of HSC. The suggestion has been well received and supported by the national society, and fits its anniversary theme, Grassroots to Mountaintop. The event has generated significant interest locally as well. An open invitation is extended to all who’d like to tackle the hike. Participants are asked to bring a minimum donation of $20. The hike is appropriate for people of all ages and abilities who can manage the distance and gain. A road from the Shell Waterton field station leads to the top of the mountain, and the round trip this way is about 10 kilometres. The peak elevation is 2,254 metres, and the elevation gain from the field station is about 675 metres. Cas’s mom, Janet Main, says the hike is easy, with a beautiful view as a reward at the top. This will be the backdrop for a commemorative group photo and a perfect spot to enjoy lunch. The more adventurous may choose to scramble the face of the mountain or descend on a forested trail rather than the road. After the climb, everyone is welcome to continue the celebration at the Twin Butte Community Hall. There will be a beef dinner, drinks and cake in honour of Cas’s 60th birthday. After dinner you can dance to the live music of Tin and the Toad and bid on silent auction items. Dinner is complimentary for those participating in the walk, and open to all friends and family for a $20 donation at the door. Cas is hoping for a full house to celebrate with her. She loves to dance, and will be the queen of the dance floor Saturday night. Our Dances with Cas is a special book available for purchase that evening. Cas says the original intention of the book was to ensure her daughters would know who she was before

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Huntington’s. Friends and family members shared written memories and photos to create a beautiful collection of reflections that became a hardcover book. Copies can be purchased for $20. Cas was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease about 14 years ago. Her father, Bill Main, his sister and their mother were afflicted with the disease, and there is a 50 per cent chance each of Bill’s children carries the gene. Cas’s children face the same odds of inheriting the incurable disease. Symptoms of the genetic brain disorder usually appear between the ages of 30 and 45. Emotional turmoil, cognitive loss and physical deterioration are typical symptoms, eventually leading to complete incapacitation. One in 7,000 Canadians has HD, while one in 1,000 is touched by the disease. About three years ago, Cas’s symptoms worsened, and a protocol for her care was laid out by her medical team. Several things needed to be put in place before she could return home after a lengthy stay in hospital.

“Before Cas was needy, ‘wwoofers’ who worked on the ranch filled in a lot with care, but now it was necessary to organize something more,” Janet says. Team Cas was born. Bev Everts, Libby Bacor, Evelyn Bautista, Tess Lomitao, Marie Cameron, Claire Bonertz, Nancy Barrios, Janet Casey, Judy Millard and Jolayne Regier have various roles providing care for Cas in her home and facilitating her activities and outings. “Each caregiver brings something positive and specialized,” Janet says. “They are a great support group.” Many friends visit regularly, and Cas loves it when they read to her – something she can no longer do for herself. She joins in on percussion when Hila and Norm Simmons come by for musical afternoons twice a month. “We have a very caring community,” Janet says. “Cas is very loved and cared for.” Cas is a rancher at heart and loves nothing more than to be on horseback. “It’s the only time I can go fast,” she says with a grin. She’s proud of her contributions as co-owner of Pica Springs Ranch, south of Pincher Creek. “I have a very happy life and have fun wherever I go,” Cas says. “I enjoy being part of everything.” Huntington’s is very personal, and many withdraw from their old lifestyle as the disease progresses. This is not Cas’s way – she’ll be out dancing and enjoying social outings as long as she is able. Her love of life is a bright aura around her. Along with her family and caregivers, Cas stays up on current research. “There are wonderful things coming,” Janet says. As her father was willing to give of himself, through a donation of brain tissue on his death, Cas is on the waiting list for human trials when there is an opportunity to contribute to HD research. She is anxious to make a difference. “There’s always hope,” she says. If you care to climb a mountain and offer hope to Cas and others with HD, please preregister online at http://huntington.akaraisin. com/ClimbForHuntingtons . For more information, please call Nancy at 403-627-2270, Bev at 403-627-4983 or Sarah at 403-632-9174.


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Lawrence appreciates being a star for one day

By Brad Quarin As Lawrence During this year’s writes in Crowsnest Rum Runner Days, and Its People, the Crowsnest Pass resifirefighters bought a dents and a number truck for $150, with of guests took time their wives holding to honour a man fundraisers such as who has served his bake sales. community for many Bessie, who’s been years as a firefighter. married to Lawrence Lawrence Rosia for 64 years, was of Bellevue was among the wives who presented with the cooked for picnics Queen Elizabeth II and held Christmas Diamond Jubilee parties, in addition to Medal, and his tireless preparing him to fight wife Bessie received a the fires. She recounts bouquet of flowers. that people would say, The ceremony “When the siren goes recognized Lawrence’s off, Bessie jumps out 67 years of service, of bed and dresses which Pincher Creek Lawrence.” fire chief Dave Cox “At the start, we said breaks the prior were truly volunteers, Alberta record of 65 no pay, no money, years. but a happy bunch of Photo by Brad Quarin “I was the star for guys, ready to help Lawrence and Bessie Rosia one day,” Lawrence when called upon,” says. “I appreciated Lawrence writes. getting it, but I wasn’t one that was going to ask for it.” Over 67 years, the trucks, firehalls and equipment The ceremony also made an impression on Bessie. changed, and so did the firefighters. “I’ve seen a lot of They were pleased with the crowd, including friends, good men,” he says. He served as assistant chief and and the dignitaries who showed up. captain multiple times. A medal from the Queen is all the more meaningful In 1984, the Bellevue department built Fireman’s since his mom received a similar honour, a commemoPark, with some financial help from the Bellevue rative coin, in 1980. Lawrence also reminisces that Legion. when he was about 11, he rode with a neighbour all the Fires in Coleman hotels and Blairmore buildings, way to Calgary to see the Queen Mother. and the more recent Lost Creek Fire of 2003, are among Lawrence was born in Bellevue, in the same neighthe most memorable. bourhood where he currently lives. While working in Some things were hard to deal with, but Lawrence a grocery store as a teenager, he was asked to pitch in says it wasn’t scary, and everything was practised. “You when fire broke out. go and do it,” he says. “It was just something to do,” he says. Bellevue For 26 years, he also worked as a school bus driver, didn’t have a fire department then, and fires were and was a janitor for Crowsnest Pass schools. He handled by West Canadian Collieries. enjoyed that work, especially talking with the children. “Everybody used to go to fires at that time,” Bessie The idea to present Lawrence with the Diamond says. It provided some excitement. Jubilee Medal during Rum Runner Days came from his Lawrence enjoyed the work, and stuck with it. nominator, fire chief Steve Munshaw. In 1951, he was there when G.K. Sirett and Ernie Lawrence is still an honorary firefighter, and intends Fisher established the Bellevue fire department. to stay in Bellevue.

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Boys and Girls share their BearSmarts Crowsnest Conservation BearSmart asked Boys and Girls Club members to share their BearSmart know-how. Check out their responses here, followed by the actual BearSmart answers: What do you do if you see a bear in a tree? * Stay calm and then after a while probably run back home! – Morgan P. * You should walk away slowly. If the bear is chasing you, then you have to find somewhere the bear can’t get. – Shayla D. Answer: If you see a bear, but it doesn’t see you, don’t attract attention. Leave the way you came and retreat slowly while keeping your eye on the bear. Never run. If you must move forward, give the bear a wide berth. Stay quiet and alert. Have your bear spray ready. What would you do if you came across a bear in the woods? * Hide in your house away from the bear. – Finbar W. * Pull out bear blaster and shoot it in the area and bear will run away. – Bailey S. * Play dead. Run for your life. Bring a dog at all times. Stay in your house. – Cameron W. * Jump off a cliff. Bring a cat just in case. Bring a clown and an elephant to scare the bear. – Logan P. * Yell. Use bear spray. – Jordan P. What should you do if you see bear cubs? * You should walk slowly away and make lots of noise. – Faith B.

* Probably stay calm and back away. Don’t run away! – Rylee G. Answer: If you see a bear in the wild and the bear also sees you, do not run. Look around for cubs or an animal carcass. If you see bear cubs, momma bear is probably nearby. Prepare to use your bear spray and back out in a safe direction, looking for safe places to hide (such as thick bushes or a vehicle) in case the bear charges. Speak to the bear in a soft, low voice to let the bear know that you are human and not a prey animal. What do you do if a bear charges you? * Depends on the bear. Black bear, make a lot of noise and brown or grizzly bear, play dead. – Rachelyn P. * Run! Or actually squirt bug spray and that will give you time to run away. – Morgan D. * Punch it in the nose! – Maeghan J. Answer: Back away slowly and give space as soon as you see a bear. If a bear charges you, do not run. A bear may come very close to you when making a bluff charge and it may make more than one bluff charge. Remember that bluff charges are to communicate that you’ve invaded the bear’s space and it wants you to move off. The majority of bluff charges do not end with the bear making contact. If the bear does make contact, play dead. Cover the back of your neck with your hands. Lie on your stomach with your legs anchored in the

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ground. If the bear rolls you over, roll back onto your stomach. Don’t move until you’re sure the bear has left the area. If you think the bear is going to bite you, the attack may have turned predatory. In this case, fight with all means at your disposal (bear spray, sticks, rocks, pocket knives, etc.). Look big and shout at the bear. Use your noisemaker and bear spray. Fight back as forcefully as you can. What can we do to keep our campsites safe? *Put up a trap. Put food away. – Jaylyn W. * Bear/pepper spray. Don’t leave food out. Make lots of noise. – Delia D. * Don’t leave food out, put a tarp up, don’t eat in your tent. – Brayden B. Answer: Always leave a clean campsite, free from attractants. Store food at least 100 metres from your tent, up in a tree or in a bear-resistant container or vehicle. Pack out what you pack in. Thank you for all of the responses, Boys and Girls Club! For more BearSmart information, check out the weekly posts on .

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Cornfest brings back a successful parade The Cornfest parade toured the streets of Lundbreck Saturday, for the first time since 2007. Smiling participants are, clockwise from top left:   Rose Olsen driving her 1926 Star.   The Obies team – from left: Morgan Michalsky, Reagan Bousquet, Kristen McIntyre, Peggy Dingreville, Kelsey Norman, Jessi Schalla, Anne Mol-

nar and Bill Ullman.   Miss Rodeo Pincher Creek Chelsea Stokke and Danielle Hann in costume as Little Miss Rodeo.   Sandra Bullock, Bill Elton and Monica Zwikstra with the Lundbreck Gardeners and Citizens Council.

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A beautiful day for hunting huckleberries

More than 900 people rode the Castle Mountain Resort chairlift over 1,000 feet up Mount Haig Saturday in search of the elusive huckleberry.   The views were stunning, the afternoon a nice mix of sun and cloud, and the wild berries were tasty. Live music and a pig roast rounded out a fantastic day at the 18th Huckleberry Festival.

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The life and times of a Whippet

By Brad Quarin After much work, when he In the parade during Pincher started it, he discovered he needed Creek Pro Rodeo weekend, a to rebuild the engine. rare vehicle currently housed at “It was quite an undertaking,” Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Karen recalls, and the work conplaced first among cars. tinued into the 1970s. In his book, The 1929 Whippet, belonging John described the restoration as to Karen Lewko of Beaver Mines, is “something like putting together a still on display for everyone to see. giant jig-saw puzzle.” “People can enjoy it now, which When it was finally done, the I think is really special,” Karen says. car looked new. Whippet cars, manufactured by Karen remembers riding in it Willys-Overland Company, are rare in Lethbridge and seeing people today, and this one is particularly wave. Because she considered it special, being a Model 98A with quite difficult, Karen never learned six cylinders. These were only to drive the car herself. “You have Photo by Brenda Shenton made from 1928 to 1930, says the to really know what you’re doing.” Karen Lewko’s 1929 Whippet is now on display at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village. museum’s Ray Degen, and there’s There weren’t any major family likely only one other car like it in trips in the Whippet, but after the Canada. restoration John began driving it long distances as a member of an antique The car is a curious sight, definitely looking old-fashioned, but in good car club. They took part in the International Antique Car Rallies. condition. “It almost looks like a new car,” Karen says. “It’s really pristine. It’s “The highlight of all was driving the Whippet to Great Falls, Montana, in kind of regal-looking.” 1986 to take part in the huge 25th Silver Anniversary International Antique Part of that look relates to the car’s colourful history. It belonged to Car Rally,” John wrote. For 400 miles, the car “ran like a clock.” Karen’s grandpa, Eric Erickson, who bought it shortly after it came out, more Karen became the legal owner in 2006 and is very proud of the Whippet, than 20 years before Karen was born. which she sees as a family heirloom. “Not many people have a car like that,” The Whippet was later passed on to Karen’s dad, John Erickson. Her earshe says. “You can’t get them.” Her husband and son also love it, finding it liest memories of the car come from when she was very young, as the family neat to drive. drove it around the farm. It was handy for that, going over rough roads well. The Whippet was being kept in her son’s garage in Lethbridge when She liked the car growing up, thinking of it as unique. “It’s been around Karen met Ray Degen, a fan of antique cars. Years later, when the Lewkos forever.” needed to move the vehicle, Ray suggested displaying it at the museum, In the 1960s, the family moved from Camrose to Lethbridge and the where it would be cared for. “It’s really good of them to take it and do that,” Whippet was kept at Dinosaur Provincial Park, where it met with misfortune. Karen says. The park was hit by a flash flood and the car was drowned in water and mud, After its recent appearance in the parade, she was delighted when she resulting in severe rusting. heard it had won a prize. “That was pretty cool.” Her dad took on the grand task of restoring the Whippet, which he docuVisitors to Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village can go into the car and have mented in his book My First Ninety-five Years in Alberta before he passed it started up, Ray says. “This is what we want, is rare cars,” he says. KBPV away. keeps a handful, one of which it owns. The Whippet is taken out to the yard John dismantled the car and began collecting parts from places such as on special occasions, and people often comment about it to Karen and to Tennessee and New York. He also cleaned and repainted other parts and museum staff. rewired the vehicle. If you’re interested in a closer look at the Whippet, drop by the museum.


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By Brad Quarin With the launch of Timber Bear Batiks this summer, quilters and sewers of Crowsnest Pass now have even more choice when shopping for their fabrics and notions. Holly Smylski opened her home-based business in Coleman in mid-July, and sells cotton batiks and patterns. The fabrics are supplied by companies like Hoffman, Island Batiks, Bali Fabrics and Timeless Treasures. Batiks are hand-dyed fabrics that Holly particularly loves to use. She finds them as colourful as crayons and feels the prints and patterns are timeless. They’re also useful to make everything from quilts to clothes to handbags. “I’ve sewn and done crafts ever since I was a little girl,” she says. Her mom stitched and sewed, and taught Holly the methods as soon as she was old enough to learn. Holly remembers helping her mom quilt and sew clothes. A Crowsnest Pass native, Holly worked in Edmonton while keeping a holiday home in the Pass. Although quilting and sewing took a backseat to work, when she and her husband decided to semi-retire to the Pass she took up quilting again. “I’ve enjoyed it, because it gives me a chance to design my own projects,” she says. She makes many different things, using her sewing machine or hand quilting, and prefers to come up with the designs herself. She’s privately sold some of her work, but Timber Bear Batiks is her first full-fledged business. Holly held her grand opening in July and received positive feedback from those who stopped by. Some lucky visitors won prizes like Timber Bear Batiks gift certificates and fabric packs. The end of summer means prime time for quilters is coming up, so consider checking out Timber Bear Batiks and see what Holly has to offer. The store is open Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 8013 22nd Ave. in Coleman.

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Excellence at Waterton Glacier Suites By Brad Quarin For the third year in a row, travel website TripAdvisor has awarded Waterton Glacier Suites, a lodge in Waterton Lakes National Park, with a certificate of excellence. The lodge also collected another Housekeeping Award from the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association, an honour they’ve received in four of the past five years. These distinctions remain meaningful even after receiving them several times. “Any accolade that any hotel can get, I think is a big feather in your cap and it’s due to your staff,” says general manager Shameer Suleman. Shameer’s family owns Glacier Suites as well as Bayshore Inn, also in Waterton. Glacier Suites, which boasts 26 suites, is one of only two properties in Waterton open all year, offering “a real homey feel” in the winter. “I think that’s the big draw.” In the winter, the hotel attracts locals who come to enjoy the fireplaces, Jacuzzis and bistro.

Glacier Suites rents out snowshoes and DVDs to patrons, who can also experience cross-country skiing and wildlife sightings. “You pretty much get the park to yourself,” Shameer says. Christmas and New Year’s are big at Glacier Suites. “It’s a great place to just get away from everything,” he says. Summer brings in a more diverse clientele, from other provinces, the United States and Europe. Although Glacier Suites is Waterton’s most recently built hotel, to stay high quality it’s always being upgraded, Shameer says. Beds, furniture and carpets are changed and new flat screen TVs and DVD players have been added. They like to buy locally as much as possible. Shameer’s mom, Razia, came from India and Shameer is originally from Vancouver. They bought Bayshore Inn 25 years ago, and found the hotel was packed every night. Feeling Waterton had a room shortage and needed “high-quality, high-end” accommodations, the Suleman family

built Glacier Suites 15 years ago. “We wanted to make sure that we gave something to Waterton that it did not have,” Shameer says. You might expect that means the hotel is costly for the customer, but he says it’s “very affordable” in the winter and spring. During the busiest two months of the year, rooms start at $230. Glacier Suites usually fills up, and “typically everybody’s very happy” with the room layout and service, he says. It was good reviews that caused TripAdvisor to rank Glacier Suites first, which Shameer says they’re proud of. He also credits his staff for caring about quality work. There are typically six employees in the winter and 12 in the summer, and they wear pins representing the Housekeeping Award. Shameer relishes his profession. “I love dealing with the public,” he says. “I love the thought of people coming to my property as my guests.”

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HUDDLESTUN Senior Citizens News

By Joyce McFarland It does not pay to forget things as you grow older. Two years ago, I moved to a seniors complex and forgot to tell the photo-radar department that I had changed my box number. Two weeks ago, when I went to renew my driver’s licence, I learned I had a speeding ticket outstanding for a year. Ouch! With the mundane stuff paid up and out of the way, the mind is clear to concentrate on the happier things of life. We are going to play 500 instead of whist at the centre, every Monday at 1:30 p.m., and see how it goes. If you want to get back in the game or learn the basics, please come and join us. Remember bingo this Friday, starting at 1:30 p.m. There will be a $20 jackpot, a 50-50 draw, and free coffee and snacks. At the August board meeting, Leny Mace reminded us that the lazy, hazy days of summer are over and we have to get down to business. We mulled over plans for fall programs, and these ideas will be discussed more fully at the general meeting on Sept. 17. Bingo will happen for sure on the last Friday of the month, Sept. 27, and ladies’ night will be held the next day. A quick heads-up for October: We will be hosting a soup-and-bun lunch every Tuesday from 11:30 to 12:30 or so, and everybody is welcome. You can stick around afterwards for cards or socializing, or rush back to work if you must. As in past years, the centre was open for the residents of Crestview Lodge and Vista Village to view the parade from indoors. There were fewer guests this year because organizers of both groups took a gamble on the weather and had many of their senior citizens, in summery hats and colourful outfits, riding in the parade. Growing old is not for sissies. You have to go camping in huge motorhomes, visit relatives in British Columbia and Nova Scotia, attend five weddings plus three baby showers, and find time for the doctor and the blood work in between. No wonder things were quiet at the centre during August. We are looking forward to old and new friends, and some old and new programs, as we get back to normal and see again the gentle, beautiful lady we call September.

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Mark Your Calendar Wednesday, August 28 – Drumming & dancing on the plaza- 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump – Beach volleyball - 7 p.m. at Juan Teran Park in Pincher Creek – C.N.P. indoor playground - 10 a.m. at MDM Centre in Bellevue – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Look, See, Play! (ages 4-12) - 2 p.m. at community kitchen shelter in Waterton Park – Take Off Pounds Sensibly - 6 p.m. at Bellecrest Seniors Centre in Bellevue – Geocache 101 - 10 a.m. at Waterton Heritage Centre – Livingstone School student registration - 8 a.m. at Lundbreck – Dance registration - 4 p.m. at Turning Pointe Dance Studio in Hillcrest

– Geocache 101 - 10 a.m. at Waterton Heritage Centre – Cozy Corner’s final day of business - Coleman

Thursday, August 29 – Rotary luncheon - 11:45 a.m. at Heritage Inn, Pincher Creek – Jam session - 2 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Blackfoot crafts & stories - 10 a.m. at Crandell Campground in Waterton Park – Livingstone School student registration - 8 a.m. at Lundbreck

Wednesday, September 4 – Windy Slopes Vacation-a-Month draw at the Pincher Creek hospital – C.N.P. indoor playground - 10 a.m. at MDM Centre in Bellevue – Take Off Pounds Sensibly - 6 p.m. at Bellecrest Seniors Centre in Bellevue

Friday, August 30 – Farmers market - 11 a.m. at Pincher Creek arena – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Meat draws - 5 p.m. at Bellevue Legion – Darts - 6 p.m. at Coleman Legion Saturday, August 31 – Climb for Huntington’s - 9 a.m. at the Shell field office near Pincher Creek – Running club - 9:30 a.m. at Monster Fitness in Pincher Creek – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Look, See, Play! (ages 4-12) - 2 p.m. at community kitchen shelter in Waterton Park

Sunday, September 1 – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Turtle Mountain Riding Club - 1 p.m. at arena on old Frank road Monday, September 2 - Labour Day – Cribbage - 7:30 p.m. at Coleman Legion Tuesday, September 3 – Back to school for students in Livingstone Range School Division and St. Michael’s School – Fun Texas hold ’em poker - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion

* Detailed information can be found in the online calendar at

GARAGE SALES Don’t miss the garage sale deals this weekend! August 31 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 11710 - 21st Avenue, Blairmore


to advertise your sale in the Breeze Contact our office for details: 403-904-2227

Full details are available in the Breeze online calendar – List your event by calling 403-904-2227 or emailing Listings are free for non-profit groups, service clubs, schools, youth organizations and events advertised in the Breeze.

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Thank you to the sponsors of the 20th annual pincher creek pro rodeo

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Thank you to our volunteers!

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Welcome to the online-only pages of Shootin’ the Breeze! Here you will find regular weekly features like syndicated puzzles and cartoons, along with supplementary photos and information to go with the stories found in this week’s print edition. With unlimited pages, the sky is the limit!

Regular features: Cartoons - pages 14 and 15 Puzzles and trivia - pages 16 to 20 Puzzles answers - page 21

Special features this week: Check our home page regularly for individual story posts, great photos and information not in our print edition.

Pincher Creek Office Hours: Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 697 Main Street

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We do U.S. tax returns! • Financial Statement Preparation • Corporate Tax Returns • Accounting and Computer Consulting • Setup of Computer or Manual Accounting Systems • Tax, Financial and Estate Planning • Computerized Monthly/Quarterly Bookkeeping, Payroll and GST • Business Consulting and Planning Business Valuations

• Final Returns and T3 Returns • Will Planning Including Tax Analysis of Property Transfers

• Income Tax Preparation • Retirement and Estate Planning • Investment Analysis - Basic education including advice on some of the tools used to evaluate investments, discussion of diversification, risk and rate of return, and various alternative types of investments including tax analysis • Tax Planning Including Income Splitting and Investment Products to Reduce Tax Payable • Tax Estimates for Current or Future Years • Lease vs. Purchase Analysis • Loan/Mortgage Analysis • Insurance Planning • Education Funding and Alternatives • Planning After Separation or Divorce

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Pincher Creek Office Hours: Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 697 Main Street

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Striving for Excellence

Coleman Office Hours: Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 8506 19th Avenue

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1. Name the group that had a hit with “Waterloo.” 2. Who had a hit in 1965 with “I Like It Like That”? 3. “She’s Like the Wind” was used in which film? 4. Name the trio that had a hit with “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore.” 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “Maybe the sun’s light will be dim and it won’t matter anyhow. If morning’s echo says we’ve sinned, well, it was what I wanted now.” Answers 1. ABBA, in 1974. The song was written for the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and netted ABBA a win after their third-place finish the year before in another contest. 2. The Dave Clark Five. The song also made it into the 1987 Vietnam War film “Full Metal Jacket.” 3. “Dirty Dancing,” in 1987. The song was originally co-written by actor Patrick Swayze for “Grandview, U.S.A.” in 1984. 4. The Walker Brothers, in 1966, besting Frankie Valli, who’d released the song the year before. The Walker Brothers were three unrelated artists who all adopted the last name. 5. “Angel of the Morning,” released in 1968 by Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts. The song had been offered to singer Connie Francis (of “Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me” fame), but she turned “Angel” down because it was too risque.

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1. Is the book of Hezekiah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Where does the Bible say, “One Lord, one faith, one baptism”? John 3:16, Ephesians 4:5, Romans 11:12, Daniel 7:9 3. From Exodus 17, the Lord will have war with whom from generation to generation? Hesbolah, Eliezer, Amalek, Pilate 4. Abigail, Michal and Ahinoam were all wives of whom? Solomon, Peter, Obadiah, David 5. Of these, which isn’t a biblical nationality? Perizzites, Hittites, Canaanites, Pegamites 6. Who committed mankind’s first murder? Seth, Cain, Lamech, Abel ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Ephesians 4:5; 3) Amalek; 4) David; 5) Pegamites; 6) Cain Comments? More Trivia? Visit www. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

Printing Puzzles from the online edition of the Breeze Click this link to go back to the host page for this edition of the paper.

From there, choose “Download as PDF” to save a copy to your computer. Open the document and print whichever pages you like! Have fun!

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