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VOL. 68 NO. 43

65 YEARS OF SERVING THE COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015

Tradition distilled

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Michael Simpson Editor Anyone who is a true Elvis Presley fan will know that his most important year was 1956, when his career began to take off like wildfire. The good news for those fans is that they’ll have a chance to re-live that spectacular year in Elvis’ musical career all over again with the brilliant stage production of “A Tribute to Elvis ’56� “Our show is not like other tribute shows,� producer Terri Futreal said from her location in Vermont over the phone last week. “Our production is a storytelling experience that stays in the year 1956 and follows along like the variety shows of the era. In an age where there was no such thing as social media, Elvis would drive into town, play a show, hop into the car with his band and drive into the next town. He had no idea how big he was getting or how fast. It was a whirlwind time in his life,� Futreal said. Some of the unique parts about the show include the fact that drummer David Fontana is the son of Elvis Presley’s drummer DJ Fontana, and has unique stories to tell about that time period as passed to him by his father. Futreal said the material covered in the “Tribute to Elvis ‘56� is historically accurate. The current production features Cody Ray Slaughter performing the songs of Elvis, and the Hillbilly Katz as his backing band. The 6’2�, 190 pound Slaughter hails from Arkansas from a small town and grew up with Elvis as a guiding force in his life to such effect that he’s won awards as an Elvis entertainer. “Elvis was such a good soul,� Slaughter posted on his facebook account. “We all love him for the heart he had. No matter what people say about him, and no matter what you hear, you still love him. He hurt, he laughed, he cried, he felt all the emotions that life throws your

way, just like every other human on this planet. We can all relate to him. Elvis has a song and there’s a part in it that says ‘before you abuse, criticize and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes’. I love that so much!� “We aren’t impersonating Elvis, Cody Ray will be as himself, performing the music of The King, along with Stephi Z, who pays tribute to female artists from that time as well with performances of music from Wanda Jackson, a wellknown female artist from that time who would have played shows with Elvis and actually dated Elvis during that time,� Futreal said. “We’ve found time and again that the rockabilly, bluesy sound of a woman singing is a true trademark of that era in music and culture.� Futreal said the audience will go through a virtual time warp and on an emotional journey. “The emotion our audience goes through will be everything from laughter to sadness much like Elvis himself, who was also afraid that he was growing too fast and was worried about if his fame would last.� Of course the real test is to plunk the production square in front of Elvis fans of the diehard variety. Futreal said the show’s debut received critical acclaim during Elvis Week in the US. “We opened the show during Elvis week to a pure Elvis audience and some of the comments we received was that it was

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spooky, and that we brought the audience back to 1956 with a modern touch. But everyone said it was beautifully done.� The Tribute to Elvis ’56 production will be in Vegreville on November 18 at the Social Center starting at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call or visit Cole’s Western Wear, (780) 632 4326 or buy online at www.elvisfestival.com

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A home was spared the worst after fire crews were able to keep a kitchen fire contained on October 29. Vegreville Fire Captain Phil Rowe said that 21 volunteer firefighters responded to the call of a residential house fire around 5:15 p.m. last Thursday on the 57 block of 50 Street. The lone female occupant of the house was not harmed, and was with other bystanders outside the residence when crews arrived. Rowe said the first attack truck ventilated the house and quickly extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The patrons mean the world to the staff at Vegreville Centennial Library! They are the book and boards for the library. On October 21, the library presented a Patron Appreciation Day with coffee and goodies.“It’s always important to appreciate people but we want to acknowledge our patrons because there wouldn’t be a library without them. October is National Library Month and that is why we hold this now.�Donna Williams,Manager of the Library said. Pictured are Wanda Dowling, Front Desk Clerk, Carmen Heisler, Library Programmer and Jenna Faucher, patron with her baby daughter, Hadley. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)


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Vegreville Legion Honours our Heroes Vegreville Legion President Diane Fausak stands with News Advertiser Salesman Larry Ruptash with a copy of the 2015Vegreville Legion Branch book,“Honouring our Heroes”between them.Fausak said she’s proud of the people in the book,which includes members who served in the armed forces,current veterans,the ladies of the Vegreville Legion Ladies Auxiliary,and the RCMP.“This book was the legion’s effort to pay tribute to those heroes who have served our nation in times of great need.We’re pleased to have partnered with theVegreville News Advertiser to have created a proper tribute to them,”Fausak said. Copies of the legion book will be inserted into the Nov.issue of the News Advertiser,and also made available through the Legion in time for Remembrance Day services on Nov.11. (Michael Simpson/Photo)

Vision Credit Union members receive payout Vision Credit Union Submitted Members of Vision Credit Union will share a 10 per cent common share payout of approximately $4.6 million on November 4. “Ten per cent of the members’ common share balance will be paid to them in cash,” explained Vision Credit Union vice president of finance and strategy Dan Hautzinger. “Altogether, 9,257 Vision Credit Union members will receive a payout cheque averaging $501. Payout amounts range from $25 to $58,000” The payouts will be paid by cheque to members who are set to receive $1,000 or more. Members who are set to receive less than $1,000 will have the payment electronically deposited into their account(s). “Once November 4 comes they will see the amount in their account,” said Hautzinger. The payouts are a result of a strong performance by Vision Credit Union in the communities in which it operates from November 1, 2014 to October 31, 2015. “The members with which we do business are still benefitting from their communities’ strong economies. The common share payout also helps inject cash into our local economies CONTINUED TO NEXT PAGE

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annually,” said Hautzinger. Vision Credit Union members have annual profits allocated into their common share accounts based on interest earned on their deposits and interest paid on their loans. This has totalled nearly $70,000,000 cumulatively over the past 10 years. At the end of each year, the board and management declare a general cash payout, based on the Credit Union’s profitability. For many members this amount can be hundreds

to thousands of dollars. The cheques issued to many long-term, high-volume members can, in some cases, be tens of thousands of dollars. Vision Credit Union was created in May of 2014 with the merger of Battle River Credit Union and Caisse Horizon Credit Union. Both Caisse Horizon and Battle River were well-known, well-respected and well-trusted in their respective geographic areas, with a strong base of loyal members and an extensive service area.

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As a deer hunter in Alberta, you play an important role in the province’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance program.

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At the time of the merger, Battle River Credit Union was ranked highest in the province in terms of legislated capital requirements. The new Vision Credit Union has 16 full-service branches, $870 million in assets, and serves the needs of 23,000 members. Vision Credit Union was able to return 25.3 per cent of all interest paid on loans to members and a bonus 25.3 per cent on all interest paid to members just five months after the merger.

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COMPILED BY DAN BEAUDETTE

90 Years Ago – November 4, 1925 Last Saturday night was Hallowe’en and, as usual, the kids whose idea of fun is to make trouble for others spent a few hours at their favorite pastime. However, there are no special complaints to be made as no real damage of any kind is reported. A few gates were lifted, some closets upset, and a few other foolish things done, but in general the depredations were extremely mild. Strange, is it not, that a baby girl that must lose the care of its natural mother and find a foster parent who will claim it for life, has a far better chance of a new and better home than a baby boy? Such is the case. There is no valid reason for such a thing and so the department for dependent children is asking the minister to draw attention to the fact that there are a number of boys waiting the care of loving arms that are now empty.

75 Years Ago – November 6, 1940 With a zero temperature and a biting wind from the north-west, Old Man Winter came to bat on Wednesday morning, giving a strong hint of what may be in store in the next three or four months. The ground is now frozen for an inch or so and the roads badly rutted from travel during the wet spell, will likely be rough throughout the winter, until snow falls anyway. Some 600 Cree Indians living in the vicinity of Nelson House, Manitoba, a remote trading post more than 400 miles north of Winnipeg, are making their contribution to Canada’s war effort in traditional style by donating pelts of fur-bearing animals, according to advices received by the Canadian National Railways’ Game Department. Furs are sold to traders and proceeds turned over to the Red Cross. Another contribution to the community of Shandro is a very fine building erected as quarters for the local post-office. Part of the same building is open for business and a varied display of saleable articles is arranged, ranging from groceries to household requirements. Mr. and Mrs. Olynk whose son accidentally shot himself on October 14th inflicting very severe wounds, are pleased to report that the boy has made a prompt recovery. The bullet went through his stomach and punctured his intestines in eight places. His parents are most grateful to Dr. Shandro for his skilled attention and to the Sisters and nurses at the Hospital for their kindness when he was under their care.

50 Years Ago – November 4, 1965 A move to establish parallel parking from the south part of nurses’ residence to the bridge at the north in the vicinity of St. Joseph’s General Hospital was approved by council on Monday night. The change was made in response to a request from the hospital advisory board who pointed out that ample parking space was available and that the sidewalk design had been made with parallel parking in mind. Council found out costs of repairs to the swimming pool are going to be excessive and it is doubtful if the repairs will have the effect of bringing the pool up to standard. As a result council was left with the thought that a new swimming pool be considered before heavy expenditures are made to the old one. Continuing on the parking problem it was suggested to council that the present by-law prohibiting parking for periods of over 5 hours be changed to 2 hours. This would have the effect of keeping cars that are parked all day long off the streets.

25 Years Ago – October 30, 1990 The annual Ducks Unlimited dinner and auction on October 25 in Vegreville once again featured the raffle for guessing the time of the duck drop. The winner was Russel Black of Vermilion. The duck was eventually bought by Jim Darling and presented to Joan Hall and Lora Hanson. The auction raided a net profit of $14,000, thanks to the buyers of over 22 live auction items, 79 silent auction items, and three raffle tables with at least 26 items on each. Robert Robert of Vegreville has been awarded the Eugene C. Trottier prize by the Association Canadienne-Francaise de l’Alberta (ACFA). Mr. Robert was recognized for his work in restoring a part of the francophone character of Vegreville. An association news release states “Mr Robert Robert was a conscientious partner who freely donated his time in order to underline the historically francophone character of this town, which is known mainly for the contribution of its Ukrainian population.” Monte Keith, former publisher of the Vegreville Observer, is off to Jamaica for one year, Keith is participating in a CUSO program through the federal government. He will be training and overseeing the operation of a printing shop in Jamaica.

Letters Welcomed

One role of the Vegreville News Advertiser is to promote dialogue on various issues of concern to area residents. We accomplish this by welcoming Letters to the Editor and allowing various issues to be debated through our pages. All letters must contain the writer’s name, address and phone number. Anonymous letters will not be printed, however the writer’s name may be withheld from publication in special circumstances deemed appropriate by the Publisher. The Vegreville News Advertiser reserves the right to edit letters for length, clarity, spelling and grammar, taste or for reasons of potential libel. The Vegreville News Advertiser reserves the right to withhold letters from publication.

Turkey: Next Stop Civil War? Gwynne Dyer “You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time...”, begins Abraham Lincoln’s famous aphorism about democracy – but in a multiparty democratic system, deceiving part of the people is usually enough. In a parliamentary system like Turkey’s, 49 percent of the popular vote gives you a comfortable majority of seats, and so Recep Tayyib Erdogan will rule Turkey for another four years. But in four years’ time Turkey may no longer be a democracy, and it may not even have its present borders. In last Sunday’s vote Erdogan won back the majority he lost in the June election, but the tactics he employed have totally alienated an important section of the population. Kurds make up a fifth of Turkey’s 78 million people. Most Kurds are pious, socially conservative Sunni Muslims, so they usually voted for Erdogan’s Justice and Development (AK)

Party – which consequently won three successive elections (2003, 2007, 2011) with increasing majorities. Then the Kurds stopped voting for Erdogan, which is why he lost last June’s election. In this month’s election he managed to replace those lost votes with nationalist voters who don’t want to recognise Kurdish rights – but he had to start a war to win them over. Erdogan threw Turkey’s support firmly behind the rebels when the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, mainly because as a devout Sunni Muslim he detested Bashar alAssad’s Alawite-dominated regime. He even backed Islamic State when it attacked the territory that had been liberated by the Kurds of northern Syria. That was the issue that cost Erdogan the support of Turkish Kurds. His solution was to restart the war against the PKK, the armed separatist movement that is based in the Kurdish-speaking northern provinces of Iraq. A ceasefire had stopped the fighting for the past four years, but Erdogan now needed a patriotic war against wicked Kurdish separatists in order to lure the nationalists into backing his party. The pay-off came on Sunday, when the votes of Turks who fear Kurdish separatism

replaced the Kurdish votes that the AK Party lost last June. The problem is that the election is now over but the war will continue. Indeed it will get worse. The people who loathe Erdogan because he is destroying Turkey’s free media, perverting its criminal justice system and robbing the state blind will not turn to violence. The poor will not turn to violence either, even though the economic boom is over and jobs are disappearing. But some of the Turkish Kurds will fight, and they will have the support of the Syrian Kurds just across the border. That will probably draw the Turkish army into invading northern Syria to crush the Kurds there – and once Turkey is fully involved in the Syrian civil war, all of southeastern Turkey (where Kurds are the majority) also becomes part of the combat zone. When Mustafa Kemal Ataturk rescued a Turkish republic from the wreckage of the Ottoman empire after the First World War, he was determined to make it a European state. It was a fairly oppressive state at first, but over the decades it gradually turned into a democracy that operated under the rule of law. That’s over now. It took Erdogan a dozen years in power to demolish that European-style democracy, but the job is done. As one despairing Turk put it recently, Turkey is becoming a Middle Eastern country. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.


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If the foot fungus fits

Delores Honish from Vegreville brought in a four-toed carrot grown in her garden and a foot-shaped fungus she’d taken from a tree during a visit with family in Valleyview. (Michael Simpson/Photo)

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Andrew Garlic festival coloring contest winner

Andrew School gr. 3 student Kaley Matte won 1st PlaceintheAndrewGarlicFestivalColoringContest. Kaley won a huge Crayola art set. Congratulations, Kaley! (Andrew School/Submitted)

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Out with the old, in with the new

The removal of the old Co-Op fuel tanks were among the final touches of the newly completed Co-op renovation that’s been going on over the summer. The downtown grocery and gas bar recently completed a beautiful upgrade to a spacious snack shop and covered fuel pumps in place of the older facilities. Patrons have been loving the new look and feel of the expansion. (Craig Horne/Photo)


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Police ask for public help in theft search

October 11, 2015, at 18:52 hours, two men entered Walmart in Vegreville and stole three flat screen televisions and a DVD player. One of the suspects keeps his face obscured from the cameras, and he is the one who places the televisions and a DVD player onto the cart before brazenly walking out of the store setting off the alarm. The suspect in the black shirt pictured, stops to talk to the greeter who had followed the man with the televisions out of the store. Investigators are looking to identify these two men. If you have any information regarding this incident, please call Vegreville RCMP at (780) 632-2223 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222T.I.P.S. (8477).


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Tradition distilled

Red Cup Distillery Ltd. is a unique new startup business in Vegreville that will be the first legally distilled whiskey shine made using traditional prairie moonshine methods and recipes. Owners Robert and Barb de Groot are an excited pair of transplants making roots in the community with their business and the personal relations that are being crafted along with it. (Michael Simpson/Photos)

Michael Simpson Editor Robert de Groot and his wife Barb aren’t your average moonshiners. “We don’t use the term moonshine for what we do,” Barb said. “We call our product ‘whiskey shine’ because it’s not made by moonlight out in the hills; we pay taxes on it.” The husband and wife team moved to Vegreville only a few years back and begun the complex process of setting up a distill-

ery to make grain alcohol from old prairie moonshine recipes. Having had other careers and lives before heading out east, their move to go all-in and create Red Cup Distillery Ltd. was bold, if not “spirited” and is also a new business in town that has never been done before – at least not legally. “Many people don’t realize that moonshine was a prairie survival tool for many years,” Robert said. “During the dustbowl era of the prairies, many farm families had to resort to whatever means they could to make extra money. Since Canada was, at that time, going through its prohibition period, selling bootleg booze was a way to put bread on the table. The police often turned a blind eye because they knew it was just a case where hard working families were trying to feed themselves, unlike the gangsters in the United States.” Robert said he drew inspiration from the book “Red Lights on the Prairies” by James H. Gray and also from the whispered stories of Vegreville’s own connection to moonshine, including unconfirmed rumors of a tunnel that once ran from the old Alberta Hotel to a local grocery store and a warehouse, through which moonshine was passed and enjoyed many decades ago. “We really couldn’t have done this business anywhere el s e b ut Vegreville,” Robert said. “We’re going to be upholding tradition with the first legally made Alberta pot-still shine. It’s a non-aged wheat based shine out of a copper still, fermented in barrels of BC red cedar that we


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built ourselves.” It’s not every day someone starts up a moonshine business. When transporting his massive, 280-gallon copper still from Edmonton, Rob said he drew many stunned looks from older Albertans who knew exactly what the creation was for. “One fella said to me while I was parked ‘you know how many years you’d get for the amount of moonshine in that?’ and he had done a few years himself in his younger days for just that. I think there’s enough people out here that have tasted moonshine that the attitude to what we’re doing is one of acceptance,” Robert said. His early contact with Council in Vegreville and the local business community had a major role in fermenting the current relationship

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with Vegreville as home base. “People here were supportive from the get-go. When we were trying to figure out where to buy our grain, the Vegreville Seed Cleaning Plant Manager, Ken, literally showed up and threw a bag of grain on our doorstep. We’re going to do our purchasing of local grains through the seed cleaning plant so when people drink our product, they’re getting that local flavour.” Robert said the local real estate community, Community Futures, Alberta Treasury Branch, AGLC, and even Revenue Canada have been very helpful in getting the business set up in their location at Galleria Mall. Several years of planning in advance included traveling to Dark Corner Distillery in South Carolina for Robert to get his certificate in

distilling. “It was a unique experience learning from those guys out in Greenville in the Appalachian mountains.” On the business side, the de Groot’s are getting excited phone calls asking when their first batch of whiskey shine will be ready. Calls from Chicago, Tennessee, South Carolina, and closer to home from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, or as far east as Toronto, have been coming in. “We think it’s going to be a big hit in urban areas. A lot of people that live in the city now grew up on farms and had that authentic experience, they’re looking to reconnect with their past and re-forge those ties to rural culture. They’ve successfully pre-sold a few hundred liquor certificates to hold in place of orders for their first batch and are already getting the impression that their business may expand faster than they’d expected.

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“We had the opportunity to do a crowd-sourced funding through ATB called boostR, which is something new startup small business enterprises are taking advantage of. It was humbling to receive the response we got,” Robert said. As the final hurdles fall away and the first drops head towards the bottles, the de Groots are looking forward to tasting centuries of tradition, and they’re hoping the rest of the prairies are looking forward to it, too.


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Thanksgiving, Halloween, no onward to Christmas Caroline Knowles Submitted We have had one of those nice soft autumns with the cold nights and warm days producing some beautiful colours in the countryside. Not to mention the berryladen mountain ash trees which are adding their scarlet to the town landscape. Thanksgiving gave us a nice mild day with late sunshine. But now most of the geese are gone from the reservoir and the other lakes and sloughs. A few tardy ducks are still conditioning their migration muscles. The little ghosts, goblins and other mysterious trickor-treaters have marched off

with their sweet loot. Hallowe’en has come and gone. The nights are getting longer and daylight more precious. We have had our blessed extra hour to sleep in with the return of Mountain Standard Time. So it is not possible to put off thinking about winter any longer. And of course one of the best celebrations of the winter season is Christmas and, of course again, the Christmas Bureau is already setting up. The Bureau is expecting to provide as many as 140 hampers this year (an increase from last year) so your contributions will be very gratefully received. The downtown Bureau

depot will be opening in the in the same place as last year: that is on Main Street at the former Veg. Insurance Office (actual address is 5127 Main Street). The Depot will open on November 4. This is the location for applying for hampers (deadline December 11). Donors can also drop off gifts of non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys or make cash donations at this location as well. (There is no deadline for cash/cheque donations!) It is also the place to drop off Christmas decorations and gently used winter outerwear for children and adults of all ages and sizes. There will also be boxes around town in various locations. Look for the Christmas Bureau logo. Depot hours will be the same as last year: Wednesdays 5-7, Fridays 10 -1, and Sundays 24.


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Veg floor curling takes second in Sherwood Park tournament

Players from the Vegreville Alberta Floor Curling League were at Sherwood Park Center on October 1st and had a great day socializing. Great food and good fun were the prizes of the day, but nevertheless the team of Nellie Labatiuk – skip, Nick Labatiuk – 3rd, John Garred – 2nd and Rose Rosa – lead, were able to leave with a second place finish, which was also a welcome prize. (Nick Labatiuk/Submitted)

ABC’s of physical literacy AHS Submitted Did you know that helping your child develop physical literacy and a love of being active is a lot like helping them to become a better reader and develop a love for reading? Physical literacy is when kids have a wide range of basic movement skills and the confidence to participate in a variety of sports and physical activities. Just as we need to teach our children their ABCs and 123s, we also need to teach them the fundamental movement skills of physical literacy. Some examples of these skills are: Travelling Skills (climbing, galloping, hopping, jumping, leaping, skating, skipping, swimming, swinging, wheeling) Object Control (kicking, striking, throwing, catching, travelling with something such as dribbling) Balance Movements (balancing/centering, body rolling, dodging, floating, landing, spinning, stretching, twisting/ turning) How can you as a parent help your child develop these skills? Chances are you are already doing a great job helping your child to learn to read, so all you need to do is transfer some CONTINUED TO PAGE 21

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Ask the Guys Dear Classified Guys, When it comes to buying a home, I think there are always more questions than answers. My husband and I found a cute colonial that we just fell in love with. It had all of the amenities we wanted including a wellmaintained yard. We found the home advertised in a classified ad and were the first to respond. The owners are a middle-aged couple who lived in the house for over 20 years. They raised their daughter there until she went off to college last year. The couple was forthcoming about the pros and cons of the house and very easy to negotiate with. We came to an agreement rather quickly. That has me wondering. Since we are buying directly from the owners and developed a friendly relationship, do you think my husband and I need to buy title insurance? If they've lived in the house for 20 years without issue, what could go wrong?

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Carry: That's probably a ques-

tion best answered with Murphy's Law: "If anything can go wrong, it will." Murphy may not have been in real estate, but the rule of thumb probably still applies. Cash: There are a lot of details

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when buying or selling real estate, and as you mentioned, they can raise a lot of questions. Each detail should be handled carefully to make the sale a safe transaction for both parties. And since buying a home is typically the largest investment you'll make in a lifetime, it pays to protect yourself. Carry: You've already done much of the hard work in finding a house that you love. However, don't let your admiration for the home or the owners alter your judgment when dealing with the paperwork. Cash: The purpose of title insurance is to cover a broad range of issues that can arise after you purchase a home or property. It's often used to protect you against

previous mortgages, unknown owners, judgments against the property and a host of other issues that may not be known by you or the current owners. Carry: While you may be looking to save the cost, realize that doing so could leave you unprotected in the future. If you plan on getting a loan from a bank or mortgage company, they may require you to get title insurance before the purchase. Cash: By dealing with the owners directly, you've collected some great information about the house, property and neighborhood. So hopefully the sale will go as smoothly as your meeting with the owners and you’ll prove Murphy wrong!

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Title insurance on your home can be important if you ever have a problem, but how often is it really used? Compared to other types of insurance, the number of claims are small. On average auto and home insurance companies use about 70 percent of their premiums to pay customer claims. In contrast title insurance companies use only about 5 percent of premiums to pay claims.

The captain at our firehouse is always on top of things. We responded to a call for a fire that started with a barbeque and quickly spread to the entire deck. As the guys and I put out the flames, a crowd gathered. When we were done, our captain came forward to investigate. Looking at the crowd, he approached one man in particular. "Sir," he said, "I'm guessing you're the owner of this home and probably the one responsible for the fire." Seeming rather amazed, the owner asked my captain how he knew. "I have had years of extensive training," he boasted. "And besides," he added looking at the man's outfit, "you're the only one wearing an apron that says, 'Kiss the Cook'!" (Thanks to Darren H.)

This Old House If you've traveled to Europe, you know that homes dating back hundreds of years can be quite common. On the contrary, homes found in the United States are relatively young in comparison, with the exception of one house located in St. Augustine, Florida. This home, which resides on Francis Street, dates back to 1562 when immigrants began it’s construction. The walls were made with a stone-like material called "coquina" which is produced from the remnants of seashells. The house still stands today, more than 400 years later. The Spanish owned the home until 1821, when the territory of Florida officially became part of the United States. •

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EDUCATION 2000 Windstar. Ex. engine & transmission. Body damage. For parts $750. 780-922-5999 1978 Mercedes 280. 4dr. Like new. 145,000kms only. $3600. 780-922-5999. 2002 Honda Civic, Standard Drives Excellent Needs TLC $3200 780-922-5999 2001 KIA, 4 cyl, 4 dr, standard, $1600. PH: 780-922-5999 Rare Super Charged 40th Anniversary Grand Prix. Loaded. $4700. Phone 780-994-3005 2010 damaged Dodge Caliber 125,000kms. Drives excellent. For parts. $1500. Phone 780-994-3005 Rare 2003 Acura Type S. Loaded. Ex. shape. $6700. Phone 780-994-3005 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL. loaded, leather, Lifetime SAT Radio, $4900 obo. PH: 780-632-8882 2001 Ford Focus Station Wagon. 257,000kms, new alternator, $1000. Phone 780-764-4069 Must Leave Message. 2008 Touring Edition PT Cruiser, loaded. Only 36,000k, $8350. PH: 780994-3005 2007 Pontiac G5, 2dr. 201,000km., standard. New clutch. Remote start. Clean $3000 obo Ph: 780-6321321

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ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTV Starting at $19. 9 9 / mo. FR EE Installation. FREE 3 months of HBO, SHOWTIME, CINEMAX, & Starz. FREE HD/DVR Upgrade! 2015 NFL Sunday Ticket Included (Select Packages) New Customers Only. CALL 1-800-370-1356

FARMLAND

Canola bales, hay bales and barley straw bales. Phone 780-913-4675

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Custom Bin Moving 14’ – 19’ Hoppers/Bins, with/ without floors. New and used bins for sale. Wayne (cell) 780-632-0455, (H) 780-658-2433

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Highland Feeders is purchasing feed barley. Please call the office at 780-768-2466.

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4 – 1500 bushel bins and 1 2850 bushel bin. Phone 780-913-4675

COMMERCIAL For lease 2,671 sq. ft. commercial space. Extremely high traffic between China Zone and Albert’s restaurants. Large parking space. Phone 780-275-0138

Large round oats straw bales over 6 ft. high $30 each. 30 second cut round hay bales. No rain. $200 each. Phone 780363-2147 Oats straw combined with a Walker combine, conventional combine. PH: 780-768-2426 or 780208-2446 Round Barley Straw Bales. $34/bale. Delivery available. Phone 780603-006

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Caretaker For Apartment Building Needed. Experience is not necessary as training will be provided. Retired single or couple is the most suitable and strongly encouraged to apply. Small repair skills an asset. Qualified candidate is expected to move into the building. Fax resume and application to: 780-488-8814 or e-mail: albertareal@telus.net Wanted part-time babysitter for pet cats. Box 810A, Vegreville, AB T9C 1R9 WORK AT HOME!! $570/ WEEKLY** ASSEMBLING C H R I S T M A S DECORATIONS + ENROLL to our FREE HOME MAILER PROGRAM + HOME TYPING PROGRAM. PT/ FT. Genuine! www. HelpWantedWork.com

HOMES FOR RENT 3 Bdrm Townhouse, $1090/ mo. available immediately. Call Dave at 780-632-0321 or 780-932-0041

2 bdrm mobile home. No pets. Phone 780-632-1551 New 3 bdrm duplex Vegreville. $685/mo. Call 780-603-0692. New developments. Advertise your rental property here for as little as $7.95 per week! Double wide mobile home. Newly renovated, N/P. Phone 780-632-1551 3 Bdrm mobile home. N/P. Phone 780-632-1551 Vegreville – 1 to 4 Bdrm homes, 2 to 4 appliances, N/S, N/P, References. PH: 780-658-2504 2 bdrm, 1 bath, main floor, fresh paint, new flooring, clean, bright, spacious, single garage, large fenced yard, heat/water/laundry included. $899/month+DD. Phone 780-904-0393

HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB alert for seniors! Bathroom falls can be fatal. Safe Step Walk-In Tub, approved by Arthritis Foundation, therapeutic jets, less than 4” step-in, wide door, anti-slip floors, A mer ic an made. Installation Included. Call 800-379-6390 for $750 off For Sale: Electric Toaster Oven. Very good condition. Phone 780-6327441

2 bdrm house in Innisfree. Top floor only. Includes water, power, gas, basic cable, and large fenced yard. 40 km from Vegreville and Vermilion. $1000 per month. Call Tracey at 780885-3759

Very cheap – bedroom suite, kitchen chairs, mattress, etc. Phone 780632-7468

3 Bedroom Home on Acreage in Vegreville limits. $1500/mth. Call 780-6321376 2 bdrm, main floor furnished, laundry, North Vegreville $850 month, N/S, N/P, Ph: 780-603-0833 3 Bdrm new renovated. 1.5 bath, $1200/mo. plus utilities & D/D. N/P, n/s. Available Nov 1. References required. Call 780-632-7096 or 780-632-8882 4 Bdrm house Vegreville. Fenced lot. N/S, N/P, $1400/mo. D/D same. Phone 780-632-4487

EQUIPMENT

Newer 2 bdrm 4 Plex, 5 appl., N/P, N/S, D/D $900. Rent $900/mo., Vegreville. Phone 780-363-2132 or 780-632-1020 Newly renovated, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Vegreville. Available immediately. Single car garage. New carpets. Call or text 780-686-9608 Willingdon, mobile, 2 bdrm, all app. No drinkers. $750/ month. Phone 780-3672974 2 bdrm House, N/P, N/S, $950/mo. + utilities. PH: 780-603-3125 Older 2 bdrm Farm House west of Vegreville. Call 780906-9161

LIVESTOCK

For Sale: 1 – 3 Feeder. 1 – 2 Feeder. Both drill construction. Call 780-603-0501

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Willingdon huge serviced lot for rent for a mobile. Phone 780-367-2974

LUMBER

Weathered barn board (86 years) plus firewood from the same barn. Phone 780632-2278

MACHINERY

For Sale: Shultz Manure Spreader. Phone 780-3672386

MISC. Make a Connection. Real People. Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: Call 1-877-737-9447 18+ 900 gal poly water tank w/pump on trailer. $1500 PH: 780-367-2228 Protect Yourself From Unsafe Banks! DON’T BANK ON IT! Free book reveals 20 modern banking dangers such as cybercriminals, money-hungry politicians & Too-Big-To-Fail bankers. 800-893-261 Make a Connection. Real People, Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: 1-888-909-9905 18+. A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation’s largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-800-217-3942 DISH TV Starting at $19.99/ month (for 12 mos.) SAVE! Regular Price $34.99 Ask About FREE SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 877477-9659 YOUNG READERS – Find the magic of farm life in this wonderful children’s book. Check out Richard the Donkey and His LOUD, LOUD Voice at www. RichardTheDonkey.com 2001 Ford Truck, 250F ¾ ton, diesel, orange, single cab; 300 Honda Quad w/ loading ramp; cattle squeeze and palpation cage. Phone 587-280-0166 or 780-5922308 AVIATION Grads work with JetBlue, Boeing, Delta and others- start here with hands on training for FAA certification. Financial aid if qualified. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-453-6204

MOBILE HOMES Lot for mobile home available. Located in trailer park. Call Sue 403-823-4499


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REAL ESTATE

TIRES For Sale: 4 GY Tires and Rims. P 195/65 R 15 $600; 4-P 215/60 R16. All 94T/60 Radial Tubeless $400. Or offers. Phone 780-632-2989

TRAILERS For Sale: 2009 H&H 28’ V Nose Sled Trailer. Back and front ramp doors. Walkin and fuel doors also has a diesel heater. Asking $9500 obo. Phone 780-632-5585

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TRUCKS 1993 Chev 4x4 Ext Cab. For parts. $650. 780-922-5999 2002 GMC 4x4 HD ¾ ton Service Truck 340k $3500 780-922-5999 1985 F350 Dually. Extra long flat deck, $1600. 780-922-5999

SERVICES

1997 Ford 7.3 Diesel, 4 x 4, missing transmission. Nice deck, $2800. 780922-5999 2000 Dodge Dakota V8 4x4 Farm Truck. $1,600. 780-922-5999. 2006 Honda Pilot 6 passenger SUV. Loaded. $5750. 780-994-3005 1999 Chev Silverado 3/4T, 4x4. Good for farm. $1500. Phone 780-994-3005 2004 Dodge Ram 4x4. Body damage. Farm truck. $1800. Phone 780-9943005 New, complete, exhaust system, fits GMC, Chev, crewcabs. $ 600.00. Phone 780-632-9689 2001 Dodge Cummins Diesel. Sport, RWD, automatic. 196,000K, $11,500. PH: 780-994-3005

LO - COST Furnace Installations – New homes or replacements, low rates, free estimates. Semi-tired tradesman. Ph. 780-718-0262

UPCOMING

Holden Christmas Market. Saturday, November 21 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Holden Community Hall. Crafts, baking & more. Lunch concession, door prizes, horse drawn wagon ride and a visit from Santa. Phone 780688-3852

SNOW BLOWER For Sale: Like new 27” twostage, electric start. Craftsman snow thrower. $800 Ph: 780-318-3932

Perogy Supper & Dance at the Pathfinder Hall, Saturday, November 14, 2015; Supper 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Dance 9:00pm, Music by: The Good Tymers. Hall Location: Corner of TWP Rd 532 & Rge Rd 82

TO GIVE AWAY WANTED To give away pet rabbits. All ages, colors and sizes. PH: 780-768-2306 To give away to Good Home -farm summer kittens, mother good mouser, black, orange. PH: 780632-3815 after 6 pm or leave message Kittens, very friendly. Will make good farm cats. Phone 780-603-4581 Farm male cats. 1 ½ - 3 years old. Phone 780-3632106

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CARBON CREDITS – Attention Farmers – Not Completed? Call Today! 780-603-0630, Crystal Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 Double bed, dresser, nightstand, computer desk, coffee table, livingroom furniture. Phone 403-605-9939

Remembrance Day - 2015 Vegreville Social Centre Doors open 9 a.m. Ceremony begins 10:50 a.m. sharp MARCH ON THE COLOURS O CANADA: - Last Post - Silence - Rouse DEPOSIT COLOURS RETIRE COLOUR PARTY: - Act of Remembrance We Will Remember Them Response: We Will Remember Them PRAYER: Rev. Carolyn Woodall LAYING OF WREATHS RETIRE GUARDS WELCOME: Comrade Diane Fausak, President, Legion Branch No. 39 MESSAGES FROM ELECTED OFFICIALS SCRIPTURE READINGS: - Micah 4:3-7 - Psalm 122 - John 15:9-17 PRAYER OF INTERCESSION: Pastor Dallas Siggelkow A SOLDIER REFLECTS: Corey Sagstuen, M.S.M. CD Cpl. (retired) JILLIAN ROGERS recites “In Flanders Fields”, by John McCrae ST. MARTIN’S SCHOOL SINGERS: “Peace is Flowing Like a River” (Accompanied by Brendan Barkwell) OFFERING (to be taken during the singing) HYMN - Eternal Father Strong to Save

PRESENTATIONS: Bob & Jean Kelly Scholarship: - J. Duncan Giebelhaus, Vegreville Composite High School, attending Grant MacEwan University - Kaylee Siggelkow, Vegreville Composite High School, attending Vanguard College - Rachel Stefaniuk, St. Mary’s High School, attending University of Alberta Dedication of Booklet: Mrs. Darlene Krec CLOSING REMARKS: Comrade Terry Kuzyk COLOUR PARTY RETRIEVES COLOURS “God Save the Queen” COLOUR PARTY RETIRES THE COLOURS REMEMBRANCE DAY PARTICIPANTS 2015 - President, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 39: Comrade Diane Fausak - Legion Padre: Rev. Carolyn Woodall - Musician: Brenda Tuck - Master of Ceremonies: Rev. Carolyn Woodall - Silver Cross Mother: Mrs. Lorna Hoggins - Bugler: A. J. Vogranitz - Parade Commander: Chief Warrant Officer Scott Doyle - Cadet Leader: W/O 2nd Class Rachel Stefaniuk - Sergeant-at-Arms: Comrade Don Serediak - Legion Colour Party: - Veterans, Members of Legion Branch No. 39 - Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch No. 39 - 41 Field Combat Engineer Regiment - RCMP Vegreville Detachment and Veterans - No. 341 Air Cadets - Mundare Squadron - Vegreville Emergency Services - Vegreville Fire Department - Cubs, Scouts, Sparks, Brownies, Girl Guides


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BIRTHS

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DEMKIW, Gladys November 3, 1995 Today is full of memories happiness and tears, Remembering celebrations without you over the past 20 years. And though we’ll always miss you the endless joy you brought, Warms our hearts with gratitude and fills our every thought. Wherever you are resting we hope that you can see, How precious and uplifting your memories are to us. We feel that you are with us in everything we do, So we’ll remember your passing day and spend it thinking of you. 20 Years ago, only seems like yesterday… Loving, cherished memories forever and ever Tony, Gail, Glenda, Ross, Monica and families

FORTIER, Achille It is in great sorrow, the Fortier family announces the passing of Achille Fortier due to a tragic incident, on November 1, 2015. Achille leaves to mourn his loss, his loving wife, Jeanne; his two daughters, Antoinette and Rosanne; sisters, Lucy Philips and Yvonne Romaniuk; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and good friends. Predeceased by his parents; Aunt Aldea (foster Mother); three brothers, Martino, George and Gary; and sister, Josephine Cummings. Memorial service Friday, November 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 4814-50 Street, Vegreville. Reverend Michael Schumacher officiating. Special thanks to STARS Ambulance, U of A Hospital, Vegreville Emergency Crew, Dr. Strydom and the wonderful nurses and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Rev. John Sembrat, Rev. Michael Schumacher, Rev. Carolyn Woodall, and Vegreville News Advertiser. PARK MEMORIAL LTD. VEGREVILLE 780-632-2000 FAMILY OWNED FUNERAL HOME

STEVENSON Run of the house, Furley, would like to announce the early arrival of Ryder Oscar born October 18, 2015. 5 lbs., 13 oz., 18 in. long. Parents Audrey and Greg Stevenson. Grandparents Evelyn & late Oscar Yushchynshyn and Lorrain & Gerry Stevenson. Geat Grandparents Nadia Kitt, Helen Milne

CARD OF THANKS HENNIG The family of the late Glenn Hennig would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful neighbours and friends who brought over the flowers, delicious baking, and meals, in our time of grief. Your presence and kind words were greatly appreciated. Our sincere gratitude goes out to Dale, Collin, and Rob, of the Mundare Fire Department, Cory from the Vegreville Ambulance Service, and Autumn Rose Funeral Home, for their quick response, their heroic efforts, and words of support. Glenn passed away at the beginning of harvesting. Thank you to Chris Salyers for completing the canola swathing, and Ernie Shupenia for lending a hand. A special thank you goes to Alex Yakimishyn and Valens Libre for the hours in the truck and combine, working to get a large portion of the canola combined. Thank you to Ken Motiuk, Justin Leliuk, and Les and Robert Hennig for completing the harvest, and baling the straw. It took a huge burden off of our shoulders. Glenn’s sudden passing was a shock to us all. It’s comforting to know that we are surrounded by such a caring and compassionate community. ZOWTUK The family of the late Mary Zowtuk extend sincere thanks to our relatives and friends for your love, support, thoughts, and prayers during a very difficult time. Thank-you also to all who sent flowers or made donations in memory of our Mom. Thank-you also to Dr. Labuchagne, Dr. Edgecome and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for your outstanding care and compassion over the past few months and particularly during those final moments of Mom’s life with us. Thank-you to all the nurses and staff at Heritage House who provided Mom care during her short residence, and a special thank-you to Megan, Leslie, Monica, Jennifer, Lorelei and Anita who provided Mom loving understanding and love. Thank-you to Father Gregory Faryna for officiating Mom’s funeral service and for your Blessings, to Roman Kravetz, Cantor, and to the choir at the Holy Trinity Church who together provided a beautiful and memorable funeral service. Thank-you to all the ladies at the Holy Trinity Church who prepared and served a delicious dinner. Thank-you to the pallbearers, Ashton and Isaiah Martin (great grandsons). Troy Zowtuk (grandson), Aaron and Chad Zowtuk (grandsons) and Bandon Pomerleau (Grandson-in-law). We know Baba would have been so proud to have you provide this important service for her. Thank-you Patty and Gordon of Autumn Rose Funeral Home for your kindness, your professional guidance. The care and attention to detail you provided was exemplary and most certainly will never be forgotten. To all, we will not forget your kindness, your love, your words of support and your warm hugs. God Bless!

MEMORIAM

KOTT, Helen October 24, 1912 – November 2, 2013 In loving memory of our Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother who passed away November 2, 2013. We think of you very often and think of what we miss. We miss your daily chats on the phone. We miss you every day, in telling you all the things that are going on in our lives and listening about how you have spent your day. We miss our very best friend, but mostly we really, really miss you Mom. Most of all other beautiful things in life come by two’s and three’s. However, there is only one Mother in the whole world. You heard God calling you home. You did not want to go and leave us alone. You knew you could not stay any longer so you slowly drifted away. Lord please give Mom a hug and tell her Randy is now in Heaven, and we trust God to do what He knows best. We know we will be together again someday. With Love from your Children. Betty, Lorne, Edward, Mary Jane, Ernie and their Families

OBITUARY

WANDYKA, Ernest & Kaye In loving memory of our dear parents and grandparents, Ernest who passed away November 5, 2001 and Kaye who passed away October 27, 2013. We thought of you both with love today But that is nothing new. We thought about you both yesterday And all the days before that too. We think of you both in silence We often speak your names. All we have are precious memories And your pictures in our frames. Your memory is our keepsake With which we will never part. God has you both in His keeping We have you both in our hearts. So many times we needed you A million times we cried. If love could have saved you both You never would have died. In life we loved you both dearly In death we love both you still. In our hearts we hold a place No one can ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you both But you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you The day God took you home. We get strength from Dad’s (Gidee’s) favorite saying “Let’s Just Take It One Step At a Time”. Forever loved, remembered and sadly missed by their loving family: children – Audrey & Allan (Roxane) and grandchildren – Amanda (Trevor), Cody (Leah), Eric, Sara (Ian), Spencer, Kassandra, Kohl and Alan, numerous family members and friends

HAYDUK, JOHN DANIEL October 2nd, 1944 - October 27, 2015 Surrounded by family and love, John Daniel Hayduk of Vegreville passed away after a valiant and extremely courageous battle with cancer. John is survived by his daughter, Shauna Hansen; son Darren (Christine); his grandsons, Paul and Daniel Hayduk whom he loved so dearly; mother, Rose Hayduk; siblings Dianne Cheremshynski, Henrietta (Edward) Komarnisky, Jerry (Cathy), Jim (Phyllis) and Myron (Rhonda); along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. John was predeceased by his father, Steve; siblings, Mary, Steve and Harvey and brother in law, Ron Cheremshynski. A Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial was held on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Vegreville, Alberta with the Basilian Fathers officiating. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Cross Cancer Institute and St. Joseph’s General Hospital for all the care and compassion shown to John. In lieu of flowers, donations in dad/gedo’s name can be made to the Edmonton Humane Society or “Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Cross Cancer Institute. To send condolences visit www.autumnrosefuneralhome.com Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800

KAPTEYN, Dick June 16, 1933 – October 29, 2015 On Thursday, October 29, 2015, Dick Kapteyn of Chauvin, Alberta passed away at the age of 82 years. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Susan; children and grandchildren Brenda (Alan) and her son Ryan Johnson and his father Dennis Johnson: Dolores (Lawrence) and their children Taylor and Jared: Richard (Tracy) and their children Madison and Dirk: Jo (Shawn) and their children Jessica, Jacob, Kevin and Kylie; sister in law Hanna Kapteyn; along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Dick was predeceased by his parents Leendert and Geertje Kapteyn; brothers Huey (Elsie) and Martin; sister Audry (Ben) Cibert; his companion Bam Bam. The family would like to thank Dr. Deon Erasmus for the unconditional care given to Dick. A Celebration of Dick’s Life will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Autumn Rose Funeral Home (5036-51 Ave.) in Vegreville, Alberta. Interment to follow in the Tofield Cemetery. Donations may be made to the “Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT” or the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences visit www.autumnrosefuneralhome.com Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800

PEREPELETZA, Ronald Eugene Jason June 27, 1978 – November 1, 2015 On Sunday, November 1, 2015 Ronald Eugene Jason Perepeletza of Andrew, Alberta passed away at the age of 37 years. Ronald is survived by his loving family, his parents Eugene and Joanne; two sisters and one brother Donna (Kirk) Boyko: Tom (Brandie) and their son Brodey: Anita (John) Kucharski and their children Wyatt and Emmerson; grandfather John Garred; friends Evelyn and Dwayne Klompas; along with numerous relatives and friends. Ronald was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Tom and Jean Perepeletza and his maternal grandmother Jennie Garred. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Andrew Community Centre with Very Reverend Nikolai Nikolaev officiating. Interment to follow in the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Cemetery – Sunland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Alberta Cancer Foundation” or “Holy Trinity Orthodox Church – Sunland.” To send condolences visit www. autumnrosefuneralhome.com Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800

of those great parenting skills. Make physical literacy a family value. Play as a family; learn new skills, activities, and games together. Let your child do the activities they enjoy. Find age appropriate activities. You wouldn’t give your 6 year old a 500 page novel to read, so encourage them to do activities they are ready to do. Give the gift of play – swimming passes, jump ropes, hoola hoops, a gymnastics mat - anything that promotes activity. Let them stumble. Let your child make mistakes and don’t force them to over practice. Support your active learner. Set a positive example. Let your kids see you being active and point out that physical activity is everywhere. For more information on physical literacy visit: www.activeforlife.com. For Alberta based health information to help you and your family stay well, visit: www.myhealth.alberta.ca.


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Rangers win on the road Michael Simpson Editor Over the past weekend the Rangers had another split outcome, with a loss at home and a win on the road. The

Friday night loss at home came at the hands of the Onion Lake Border Chiefs, who despite being down a goal after the first period to Vegreville rallied to pull ahead in the second period with a trio of goals, leaving Vegreville trailing despite another goal of their own. The Rangers pulled goalie Christian Lafreniere in the final half-minute of play but were unable to take advantage of the extra man, the Border Chiefs

nailing an empty-netter instead for the 6-4 finish in favour of Onion Lake. Despite some rough play during the game, officials stepped back and let the players sort things out most of the time, with a modest 6 minutes worth of penalties for Onion Lake and 16 for the Rangers, who found themselves outshot for the entire game. Onion Lake is now sitting in 6th place in the league after the first month of the season. “We came out a little bit flat and didn’t bury our chances again,” said Rangers coach Randy Rook of the Friday game. “Our

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power play is coming along, but taking penalties at inopportune times doesn’t help. Onion Lake had a good power play on Friday night; it was a good hockey game. Our Ranger Jared Steinbach had a really good game on Friday night as well, it was good to see.” The Rangers had better luck on the road in Vermilion Saturday night against the Tigers. Both teams were scoreless after the first period, though Vegreville was taking twice as many shots on goal as the home team. Finally,


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like Vermilion and Onion Lake. We’ve got a couple of big games coming up and we’ve got to get it into our heads that it’s time to clamp down and execute our game. We’re not that far behind some of these teams. We’ve got the guns, we’ve just got to put it all together.”

in the second, both teams opened up the scoring, Vermilion with three and the Rangers with four goals. In the third period, Vegreville would shut down the Tiger offensive and leave them scoreless while nailing two more goals of their own for a 6-4 finish. “We were up 4-1 against Vermilion on Sunday and found ourselves in a 5 on 3 for four minutes and Vermilion popped two goals in,” Rook said. “Josh Micklich and Zak Land had great games against Vermilion, they worked hard and battled hard and it’s coming together for them. Overall the boys on the team realize this season isn’t

a sprint. We’re getting to know each other and coming together as a team, getting to know our systems. I felt like our win in Vermilion was maybe a turning point. We know we can beat times

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The Saturday leaves the Rangers in seventh place, two points behind Lloydminster, Onion Lake, Cold Lake and Vermilion who are all tied for sixth. The next home game will take place this Friday against Cold Lake, with the puck dropping at 8 p.m.


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Allan Kehler’s cornerstone of healthy living Rosanne Fortier Drugs and alcohol don’t heal pain. Taking these substances will just lead to more suffering. Talking to someone is what facilitates healing, if you ask Allan Kehler, Professional Speaker, Addictions Counselor and College Instructor during his presentation, called Smiling on the Outside, Crying on the Inside. Kheler delivered his message to a full gymnasium at Vegreville Centennial Library on October 20. Kehler appeared to have perfect life. “I had no idea how to talk about my pain. I was challenged with mental health and substance abuse issues because I stayed in those shadows of shame and guilt. We’re scared to talk about our pain because we feel we will be met with judgment. Silence is the enemy of recovery.” People turn to substance abuse because life is hard, to escape reality, low selfesteem, it makes them feel good or alive, social pressure to fit in and to self-regulate (it brings them up). “If someone feels good about themselves; they won’t reach for something outside of themselves for something that already exists within them,” Kheler said. “An alcoholic doesn’t have a drinking problem, they have a living problem. They might point their fingers at everything around them when the problem is within. “Emotions are energy and if we don’t express them, they become stored within and frozen. That means to heal is to thaw.” Kehler said. “Not everyone who takes a drug becomes addicted. It is something that exists inside the person. When people take a substance for the first time, it allows them to feel good and normal and then someone comes along and says to stop doing that and they become angry because they became bonded to something.” Kehler mentioned. Society stereotypes addicts as homeless or unkempt individuals, but 90% are working and alcohol is the most common substance they use. Addictions have the ability to trump love A mother was given a choice between keeping her addiction to gambling and keeping her child and she chose her addiction. Zero percent of people choose to be addicts. To be told to stop an addiction is like being told to stop breathing; it is something that is so deeply rooted, it becomes a need instead of a want and 100% of people who become addicts have emotional pain. Kehler said that addicts can be said to live outside of themselves so they don’t have to be within themselves. The key signs of an addict are change in appearance, performance decrease or increases, and inconsistent behaviours such

as absenteeism and isolation. “When we do something that doesn’t line-up with our morals and values, we feel it in our gut. When I was going through my addiction, I could acknowledge that I was harming myself but to accept it was very different.

the battle we have with ourselves. If we can enjoy our own company, get to know who we are, are comfortable with self; then we have a chance of experiencing peace. “There is something that exists within each person that was not here on earth

We can tell them that we don’t mean to pry; we are concerned and just want to listen if they ever need to talk. This will get some of the darkness out for this person and make more room for light. But we have to realize that we can’t fix them and not be loaded with guilt if they still harm themselves.” Kehler said. “It’s essential to tell them to help you understand what they are going through.” Helping your child “If we get angry and react with aggression, we might regret it later because we will close the door to conversation. Once we are calm and collected, it is time to open that conversation. Encourage questions, but remember we can’t change anyone,” Kehler said. “[All] you can do is motivate people towards change. Sometimes, we have to step back and let the person experience the negative consequences that come from the use of the substance and let them realize that they don’t want to be that way anymore. If we continue to protect them, there is no reason for them to quit. You have to clearly state your boundaries and act upon them. It’s essential to remember that you didn’t cause the addiction, you can’t control the addiction and you can’t cure the addiction.” Kehler explained.

Allan Kehler, Professional Speaker, Addictions Counselor and College Instructor presented “Smiling on the Outside, Crying on the Inside” to a full gymnasium at Vegreville Centennial Library on October 20. Kehler’s talk dove into the realm of self-medicating, mental health and recovering from addiction, which Kehler described as a symptom of a greater problem, depression. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

This meant doing something about it because then it became real. I didn’t like someone telling me I was losing control because then it made me feel uncomfortable.” Kehler said. “Addiction is a tolerance process. The first time we do it, it makes us feel good but we keep needing more and more of a substance for the same effect and will feel lower than we did before as we continue to use the substance.” Know thyself “The greatest battle we will ever have is

until we were born. We have to focus on our own journey. “Failure should be replaced with the concept of experience because we will fail 95% of the time. “Everyone is at risk of experiencing mental illness. It was noted that 20% of people are diagnosed with a mental illness each year. Many will take their life to suicide because they are trying to escape a painful reality that they view as permanent. We have to ask people if they are feeling suicidal. Open the door to conversation.

Time heals all wounds When times are hard, we need hope! Nothing is rigid in life. Pain is temporary; it will pass by. Kehler described how years ago, he would have never imagined how wonderful his life would be today and we need to focus on what is going right and not what is going wrong. “If we are willing to look at our shame, anger and sadness, it is impossible to stop the healing process. If we continue to look at alcohol and drugs to escape this, we will never achieve healing. “No one gains an appreciation of life without struggling. If life was all good, we wouldn’t appreciate our good times. The reality of life is high and lows. We were born to fight! People who go through rough times say they wouldn’t change what happened to them because it made them into who they are today. We can’t keep being the victim. “It’s essential to realize that you are number one, do a better job of taking care of yourself (physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally) and make time for yourself by doing what makes you happy.” Kehler added. If you are struggling now, contact Veg Al-Drug Society at 632-6617, Crisis Association of Vegreville at 632-2233 or 24 Hour Distress Line at 1-780-482-4357.


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The unpretentious Walter Slade Rosanne Fortier “I worked as a stoker in the engineering part. Then 44 years. Getting back to Sussex, he found out that his Within a few minutes of getting acquainted with unit had shipped out. Without his buddies, he left from they moved us to Levesden Military Hospital, North of Walter Slade, it is clear that he is an intelligent and Debert, NS. “I was sent overseas to go Cove, England London. My duties, then, were to go to the dock and unpretentious gentleman who continues pick up the wounded soldiers with the to help some youths by being a grandfaambulances. This wasn’t pleasant work ther figure to them. In actuality, he is a to do but I did whatever work was great- great- grandfather!! His steprequired of me to do. Another task was daughter, Shirley Preuss and Sister Stoker for hospital. Laura, love and respect Walter, dearly. “This is when I met Princess Elizabeth, Walter is also one of Vegreville’s few who is Queen Elizabeth today. She used remaining local WW II veterans. to drive the ambulances. Mainly, I He was born on June 13, 1920 in remember her as someone who gave us Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Estella donuts and coffee.” Walter mentioned. Nickerson and Walter S Slade (Sr). Walter was discharged from the Walter was in Sea Cadets and then Canadian Armed Forces in 1945. “I felt before joining the militia when he was really good about leaving the army 17 years old. He took his training in because it was a pretty rough experiHalifax.”I enjoyed the training and the ence.” Walter admitted with relief laced discipline and military part. I am a well through his voice. disciplined person. They drilled disciWhen Walter returned home, his job at pline into you.” Walter said. Shirley also the paint shop wasn’t there for him. believes that her dad has this trait as he He started working for CN Rail, but is the eldest of six children. With the didn’t stay at this work long because he Saturday Night Soldiers (1937 -1939), had a wife and two daughters to look Walter trained as Harbor Defense, in after and this job didn’t pay enough to the 10th Fortress Div. guarding various support them. “I did whatever work I forts around Halifax and area. could to get a pay cheque for my family. When war broke out in 1939, he volunI joined the Royal Canadian Air Force tarily signed up for the Royal Canadian in 1946. My years in the RCAF were a Army. “It was the depression years, this whole lot better than my years spent in was a way to obtain a job,” Walter the army; they had better living condiexplained. He had been working for tions, shelter and food.” Sherwin and Williams Paints and was “Then I had to go to Trenton (Ontario) assured of his job when he returned and St. Hubert (Quebec) to get training from overseas, but discovered upon his to be a Diesel Electric Mechanic. My return that this was not to be. While finest memory there was when I was in overseas, he was a sapper with the 10th Morin Heights, Quebec and I was able Searchlight Battery, RCA, Halifax, to go skiing. Nova Scotia, patrolling Citadel Hill and “I also did training in Lac Denis for McNabs Island, outside the Halifax radar stations. I never flew the planes.” Harbor, to make sure no German subWalter stated. “In this modern age, you marines entered the harbor. Sapper can’t stop war. It’s inevitable because Walter said that some of his more mempeople are always bickering. During my orable experiences were when he could time spent serving in the war, I learned go on leave, catch a boat and have how to sleep anywhere.” Walter said. comradeship in Halifax with his army “I don’t believe some young people buddies. have enough respect for World War II For the Canadian Active Force, he was veterans because they aren’t disciplined sent to Montreal for briefing, on to enough to know what it’s like to serve in Petawawa for artillery training; to a war. Adults seem to have respect for Osborne Barracks, Winnipeg, for paraveterans because they understand what trooper training; to Sussex, NB with the we went through during our service in PPCLI; attached to the Royal Canadian Walter is one of Vegreville’s few living WWII veterans. He was born on June 13, 1920 in Halifax, Nova the war.” Engineers. Knowing that he would soon Scotia,to Estella Nickerson and Walter S Slade.Walter was in Sea Cadets and then he joined militia when The medals awarded to Walter for his be transferred overseas, he took leave to he was 17 years old before joining the army and serving overseas. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo) time in the Royal Canadian Army and marry widow Emily Blanche Warren Royal Canadian Air Force were 1939(Webster) on PEI, who would be his devoted wife for where I was marched to the Canadian Engineer Depot 45 STAR, The Defense Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, and stationed at the 23rd Canadian Hospital in and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp and Watford, Herefordshire, They kept shipping us 12 years military service medal. around; we went wherever they needed us to He worked for the DOT for several years as lighthouse work maintenance diesel mechanic, especially on Sable Island off the coast of N.S. 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Post partum wellness is everyone’s business

(center) Public Health Nurse, Sholayn Suiter was the special guest at the Baby Talk Group on October 14 where she spoke about post partum wellness, which is so essential because before mothers can take care of their babies, they need to take care of themselves. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier Parents make an enormous contribution to society. Yet, having a baby is the biggest joy and challenge anyone can face. “Having the baby blues is very common and normal and is experienced by 70% of mothers two weeks after giving birth.” Sholayn Suiter, Public Health Nurse and guest speaker said at the Baby Talk Group at Vegreville Centennial Library on October 14. “If you’re still experiencing the blues after two weeks, it is going more into post-

partum depression or anxiety. The symptoms are getting upset for no reason, your emotions are affecting your family’s life, withdrawing, being afraid to go outside and isolating yourself and not finding joy in things you normally enjoyed. The extreme is more self-harm behaviors like smoking and drinking more. Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby can also happen. When you’re in the middle of postpartum depression and your hormones and chemicals in your body are all over the place, these thoughts can happen.

These babies were some of the infants who participated in the Baby Talk Group on October 14. They were given ample time to do what babies do best, explore. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

If you ever experience these, go to the hospital right away because you need help right then and there. Don’t even wait an hour. “It helps to talk to someone about how you’re feeling instead of suffering in silence and hoping it gets better one day. “Self-care includes taking time for yourself, telling your partner or family what you need, finding time to take a nap and try to get some solid stretches of sleep, go outside everyday and go for walks with your baby, get together with other moms,” Suiter said. “Set small goals for yourself; your house doesn’t need to look perfect at this time, you don’t need to cook the perfect meal. Get enough exercise and if you’re still struggling with depression, FCSS has a community counselor and the Vegreville Health Unit has a mental health office where anyone can see a counselor at anytime; they have walk-in appointments and there’s also Mental Health Help Line you can call at 1-877-303-2642. As long as you have Alberta Health Care, you have access to free counseling. You can also speak to your family doctor. Also, there is medication available that you usually only have to take temporarily until your chemicals are balanced and you start to feel better.” Suiter said that there’s no shame in getting a little help if someone is having a tough time adjusting mentally and physically to the change. “The more people talk about it and normalize it, the more people will feel it’s acceptable to get help. Postpartum depression is treatable and a temporary

state,” she explained, adding the silver lining that comes with motherhood. “There is wonder and joy everyday in being a mother. Your children will surprise you and you will be so proud of them. It’s an amazing vocation. Their smiles warm your heart. My favorite time was when I checked on my children and they were sleeping and they were so angelic and perfect; I just fell in love with them all over again.” Suiter added. Alberta Health can help Postpartum mood disorder can affect fathers too. The risk for fathers is higher when the mother is experiencing postpartum depression. Adopted parents can go through this too. It is noted that tears can be healing and relieve stress. It’s important to eat well, do good things for yourself, develop simple routines, make plans but do not plan the results. Partners can be emotionally supportive of each other by recognizing that having bad feelings doesn’t make someone crazy or a bad parent. Partners should encourage feelings of joy, love and happiness with each other when they happen, support one another’s ability to make healthy decisions, and understand that an emotional connection is essential before a physical connection can be re-established. Baby Talk Group is offered by Parent Link in partnership with Centennial Library. It’s a great way for parents/ caregivers to connect and get support from each other and community professionals. There is a story time and discussion periods also.


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Understanding childhood’s grief Rosanne Fortier Life and death is a very normal process that needs to be talked about with children. On October 21, Childhood Grief was presented by Shirley Scott, facilitator for ‘Walking Through Grief Society’ at Vegreville Parent Link Centre as part of the free Community Education Series every third Wednesday which is brought by the Parent Link and M.O.D.E.L Project. “To me, children are just little adults who don’t use the words elegantly but they definitely tell you the story through acting up. It takes really skilled people to listen to what is really being said instead of reacting when it comes to children.” Scott said. “Grief is all about change, loss and a deep sadness. When it happens, the ripple effect of it affects the person, family and community. Some of life’s losses for an adult are death, divorce, job, For children, it’s the loss of pets, schools, friends, security, family, or love. “For the loss of relationship which usually involves a pet, we need to tell the children the truth about a pet dying or other events surrounding the pet’s leaving, allow the child to see the pet after it dies, have a funeral, acknowledge the children’s memories and talk about the pet, encourage children to express feelings and then express your own feelings about it, be aware about the child’s guilty feelings, discuss ways that the children were good to their pet. I think you can do this for a person who died too. Use rituals to work through grief; look at pictures, write out feelings and memo-

ries, save an object and have the parents inform the child’s school. “A little boy who lost his mother to cancer blamed himself because she always told him if he ate a bunch of junk food it would kill him. One day he gave his mother a bottle of pop and he thought that was what killed her. We have a whole society today who doesn’t want to feel pain and they drug themselves so they don’t feel it. They never discuss how to deal with feeling sad. “Then use proper words, say the person died, don’t tell the children they went to sleep or went on a trip. Children usually understand that a person’s heart stops beating when they die. “We have to prepare children for parent’s departure whether it is a day, week, indefinitely; the children need to know the facts and open the discussion which will decrease the anxiety. To speak to them in the way a child understands and the amount that a child needs is helpful. With divorce, make sure to tell the child that both parents love them very much. “The four losses that children go through are loss of self (physical, like a tooth or finger, or self-esteem, resulting from sexual abuse. Children can lose their childhood and identity through deprivation and abuse). With any type of abuse, encourage no selfblame, encourage repetition of telling the story because this normalizes where they’re at, ensure total belief of the abuse, maintain privacy, control your anger about the abuse, offer protection and acknowledge that you feel bad about the abuse. Children

Life and death is a very normal process that needs to be talked about with children. On October 21, Childhood Grief was presented by Shirley Scott, facilitator for ‘Walking Through Grief Society’ at Vegreville Parent Link Centre (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

also feel loss of security, loss of meaning and loss of joy while grieving. Children have the four psychological tasks of understanding, grieving, commemorating and moving on. “You have to understand at their level, stage and timing. We have to be careful of not overloading them with information that they are not cognitively able to cope with. We need to let them ask the questions and direct us to how much they need to know. “Commemorating can mean having

little treasure boxes of the memories of their lost loved one. Then they don’t feel so isolated and away from their loved ones. “Moving on is easier if we have good memories to go with us.” Scott said. Shirley described myths surrounding the grieving process for children and adults, such as that they don’t take long to manage and get past, or that one’s grief stage doesn’t affect the other.


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Country Music Night in rural Alberta

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Country Music has always been a great part of our heritage and those of us who live in the small rural communities often feel the bond between our life experience and the lyrics created by the country music artists who can put those experiences into the words of a song. Not only do we relate to what is familiar to us but we also empathize with the artist’s own personal thoughts because they are so heartfelt. Whether the songs are about a lost young love relationship like in Duane Steele’s hit song “Anita Got Married” or Jamie Warren’s nostalgic look at life in his song “One Step Back” or the realities of the life of a farmer in Craig Owen Jenkins’ song “Diesel and Dirt”, most people find something that they identify with. The great guitar music that accompanies the words just lifts the experience to another dimension. On Oct. 21 in Kingman, AB and the next night in Mundare, Craig Owen Jenkins played two back-to-back country music concerts featuring Alberta’s own Duane Steele, Jamie

Warren from small-town Ontario, and Craig himself who resides in the Tofield area. Steele has had many hit songs over the years and in 2001 received the Canadian Country Music Award for Independent Male Artist of the Year as well as the Vocal Collaboration of the Year Award in 1997 for the song “Two Names on an Overpass” with Lisa Brokop. Duane has a new album out entitled “Dirt and Dreams” which was available at the live shows last month. Several of the new songs on this album have been released to radio. Jamie Warren is another accomplished country artist with many awards and hit songs. In 1999 he received the CCMA Independent Male Vocalist of the Year Award and his song “Cried All the Way Home” was named Independent Single of the Year. Warren has, over the years, received many other awards and has been nominated in many categories as well as for the Juno Awards. Jamie also had a number of his hit albums for sale at the show. Craig Owen Jenkins who is an

experienced performer released his first country album last year. This album has songs for all the working people like truck drivers, farmers and cowboys. Craig has been nominated several times for the Alberta Country Music Association Awards in the categories of Male Artist of the Year and for the Fan’s Choice Award. Craig also wrote a song entitled “Little White Lies” which was recorded by Chloe Albert on her latest album. This album was nominated for a Juno. Chloe’s version of Craig’s song received a lot of airplay when released in 2014. Over the years Craig had met both Duane and Jamie at various music performances and in May of this year had the opportunity to attend a song writer’s workshop called Songrise where Duane was one of the mentors. Later this spring Craig decided to move forward with a plan that he had been thinking about for some time and that was to bring country music back to the country. The big cities do host many country music concerts and every year there is Big Valley

Jamboree, but many country music lovers who live out in the small towns and rural areas often find that attending the large venues is too expensive and they’re often just too far away. Craig thought that putting on concerts in the local areas would give those people the opportunity to hear the music they love, meet the artists, and not have to spend a lot of time and money travelling. Craig contacted Duane who also thought this was something people would enjoy and Duane offered to bring Jamie in on the performances. Those attending the concerts had a great evening hearing original music from the performers who are all songwriters. Duane Steele performed one song written by Gordon Lightfoot, one of Canada’s most famous musicians. Fans showed their appreciation with comments like “when is the next show?” and “that is what country music should sound like”. In the future concert productions Craig does plan to also feature other artists and possibly some local talent as well. Kingman and Mundare were the first two of a number of concerts Craig plans to put on in the future in the surrounding area. To show his genuine community spirit, Craig invites local not-for-profit organizations to look after providing the concessions for the concerts. Craig believes that this is also a benefit to the small communities who are trying to raise money for various causes. At the Kingman concert, the students from Cornerstone Christian Academy provided coffee, juice, homemade baked goods and popcorn. The students are raising money for Christmas packages of sweaters and toys for poor kids in a migrant camp in Ensenada, Mexico. At the Mundare concert, the Air Cadets provided the concession and several acted as greeters at the doors to direct any concert goers who weren’t familiar with the hall. All proceeds from the concession sales went to the respective groups. If there are any other communities which would be interested in having a concert in their area Craig can be cont acted by ema il at craigowenjenkins@gmail.com or by phone at 780-984-2109.

Ford raises money for daycare

On September 12, Vegreville Ford’s Drive one 4 UR Community event raised $2,100 that was donated to the Vegreville Community Daycare to be used in the construction of a new playground. Way to go, Ford! (Photo submitted)


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Alberta Health Services ALBERTA HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM has a variety of workshops available in the Vegreville area! Weight Wise, Craving Change, Diabetes the Basics and Better Choices, Better Health. Call 1-877-314-6997 for more information and to register. All classes will take place at the Vegreville Community Health Centre (5318-50 Street) Vegreville Food Bank Is located in the Maple Street Worship Centre at 4615 Maple Street and is open Tuesday & Friday year-round from 10am – noon. Phone 780-632-6002 or email: vegfoodbank93@gmail.com Vegreville Rotary Peace Park Bookings please call John Sawiak 780-632-3208 Girl Guides of Canada SPARKS – Kindergarten & Grade 1 to be determined. BROWNIES – Grades 2 & 3 meet every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm GUIDES – Grades 4 to 6 meet Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm PATHFINDERS – Grades 7 to 9 meet every Wednesday from 7:15-8:45pm. All groups meet at St. John Lutheran Church, 4513 Maple Street, Vegreville. For more information call Pamela 780-632-7147 Oil Wives Club of Vegreville. A smile. A handclasp. A world of welcome. Are the links in our chain of friendship. This we believe. Our Association has been around or over 60 years. We are here for any woman whose partner (or she herself) is involved with in any way in the Oil & Gas Industry. We meet once a month to foster friendship. Please call Ellen @ 780-632-4922 or Shirley @ 780-632-3283 for more information. Basilian Fathers Museum (Mundare). Please visit the Basilian Fathers Museum (Mundare) this summer to see its latest exhibit, “Peter Lipinski: Large and Small Canvases,” along with an ongoing display devoted to Bp. Budka in Canada. The museum is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and weekends, July and August, 1-5pm. Vegreville Regional Museum. Located on the site of the internationally renowned solonetzic soils research station of Agriculture Canada (19561995), the Museum tells the stories of community life and development chronicling how Vegreville’s unique social fabric has contributed to the harmony of community life since the 1890’s. The Rt. Hon. Donald F. Mazankowski, P.C. Collection: 25 years of distinguished public service of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. Home of the Vegreville & District Sports Hall of Fame. Open Year Round. May-Sept Tues-Fri 11-5, SatSun 1-5. Oct-April phone for current hours. 1 km east of Vegreville on Hwy 16A. www.vegreville. com (780)632-7650 Historical Village and Pioneer Museum at Shandro. Located on Highway 857, midway between highway 45 and 28 north of Willingdon. A proud partner of the Kalyna Country Ecomuseum, this open air museum features 14 major buildings and artifacts from 1900 – 1930. Hours: Canada Day weekend to Labour Day weekend Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission by donation, For more information call (780) 603-1198 HEADS UP for AA Meets at Vegreville Hospital every Monday at 8:00 PM 3rd floor. Effective Immediately. Alanon New Beginning Meeting will be changing day and time from Thursday to Monday from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Call 780-275-0054 for location. Rotary Club of Vegreville meets for lunch meetings every Monday at 12pm at VALID 484349 St., Vegreville. For more information contact Jody Nicholson at 780-632-2418.

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Every Monday 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Join us in the Mundare Drop-In Centre “Walk-Along” fitness program. Literature available to help you with your personal program. Walk at the Drop- in Centre, and also, weather permitting, we will walk in Ukainia Park. Everyone Welcome!! 12 Step RECOVERY AT ROCK GROUP meets every Tuesday at 7pm in the upper room at 5014 – 50 St, Vegreville, AB. For info call 780-6322933. www.therockmc.com TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Weigh-in 4:45pm. Meeting 5:30pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 4513 Maple St., Vegreville. 780-6327433 or 780-658-2670. Every Wednesday Trapshooting Outdoor Range 7:00pm. Contact Geoff 780-632-1432 341 MUNDARE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS FREE to join. Join Air Cadets for adventure that will take you from the ground up! Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:00pm through the school year. Youth 12-18 years welcome. Call 341 Squadron at 780-764-2341. Visit us at www.cadets.ca or www.aircadetleague.com Friday Prayers: Weekly Jumaat prayer in Two Hills. If interested, please contact Deen 780-6036090 or Waseem 780-603-8443 Friday Prayers: Weekly Jumaat prayer in Vegreville. If interested, please contact Hesham 780-603-6245 / 780-632-2721 or Azeem 780885-2627 LOAVES & FISHES Lunch starting Friday September 10 – 11:30am-1:00pm every Friday except stat holidays. Good Food. Bring old friends. Make new friends. All are welcome. 4615 Maple St. (60 St.), VPC Church. No charge. How Disciples live Bible study and workshops. We meet every Friday night at The Rock 5014-50 St. at 7pm. Call for info 780-632-2933 or www. therockmc.com Bible Study at 10 am at the Vegreville Seventhday Adventist Church, 5258 – 46 Ave. Everyone Welcome. 12 Step RECOVERY AT ROCK GROUP meets every Saturday at 7pm in the upper room at 501450 Street Vegreville, AB. For info call 780-6322933. www.therockmc.com Royal Purple Lodge #125 meets first Monday of every month, except July & August at Elks Hall. Contact HRL Joyce Porayko 780-632-3830 or Secretary Leah Henderson 780-632-6565. Vegreville Iron Runners Auto Club at 7:30 p.m. at Vegreville Regional Museum. Call 780-632-7729 or 780-632-3495 Nonviolence Study Group for anyone wanting to learn more about the principals of nonviolence and how to apply them in today’s world. If you are passionate about making a difference, or just curious to learn more, please join us from 7-8 pm. Call Kim at 780-658-2550 for location details.

“Women’s Book Club” meets first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library THE RED HAT ROSES, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, an international social group for mature women, meet for fun and friendship at Leonel’s Place at 1:30pm the second Monday of every month. See www.redhatsociety.com THE CLASSY CANADIANS, a chapter of the Crown Jewels of Canada Society, a national social group for mature women meet for fun friendship and caring at Leonel’s Place the fourth Monday of every month at 1:30pm. See www. crownjewelsofcanada.com Vegreville Lions Club meets at Sunshine Senior Centre – 4630 - 49 Street. Meeting 7 p.m. 2ND and 4TH Tuesday except July and August. Kinsmen Club of Vegreville holds meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course. Call Mike Webb at 780-632-2666 days THE ALBERTA DRAFT HORSE CLUB meetings every 2nd Saturday of every 2nd month. 780764-2099 Vegreville Hospitals Auxiliary Society meets third Wednesday of every month, except July and August. Meetings held in EXECUTIVE MEETING ROOM (St. Joseph’s Hospital) at 7:00 p.m. Call 780-632-6323 Royal Canadian Legion Vegreville Branch #39 General Meeting every 3rd Wednesday of September, November, February and June at 7:00pm. All members welcome to attend. Vegreville Garden Club meets the last Monday every month at the Seniors Sunshine Club, 4630 – 49 St. at 7:00 p.m. President – Marie Eliuk 780632-2578 The New Vegreville Aquarium Club meets every last Monday at 7:00pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library “Writer’s Group” meets last Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library Legacy 4 Health Indoor Walking Program for Older Adults 10-11am at the Vegreville Centennial Library Gymnasium 4709-50 St, Contact Irvin Cowan 780-632-2977, Jim Nicholson 780-6326437, Carol Lynn Babiuk 780-632-3331 Are you or someone you know living with a Brain Injury? We can help! The Alberta Brain Injury Initiative provides support, coordination and education for brain injury survivors and their families. For more information on our free services call 1-866-645-3900 Tofield AA Meetings held Thursday at 8 p.m. Open meeting every 4th Thursday at 8 p.m. at Bardo Lutheran Church Bsmt 4737 - 57 Ave. For info call 662-3893

Vegreville Elks Lodge #143 meets first Thursday every month except July and August. Meetings are held in the Elks Hall at 7:30 pm. Contact Robert Bennett 780-632-4717.

AWANA - a Christian club for boys and girls age 3 to grade 6. Meets Thursdays from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Now meeting in the Alliance Church’s new building at 4606-55 Ave.Call 632-2261 for more information

Vegreville Wildlife Federation (Alberta, Fish & Game Association) Please check website VWF. ca Email: vegrevillewildlife@gmail.com

UCWLC Meetings to be held every third Thursday of each month at Holy Trinity Church Hall at 7 p.m. in Vegreville.

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Veg-Al Drug Society an Alberta Health Services, community funded agency - Room #217 Provincial Bldg., Vegreville, AB. Out patient counselling services for alcohol & other drug addictions and problem gambling. Office Hrs. – Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone 632-6617. The Crisis Association of Vegreville operates a HELPLINE for those who are having difficulties in their lives and need assistance. It is a toll-free, confidential service available to those in the 632exchange. Phone 632- 7070. The Kinette Club of Vegreville meets every 3nd Wednesday of the month. Joining the Kinette Club is a great way to meet new friends and to get in the community. For more information, please call 632-2848. Viking AA Group meets at the Viking Hospital Multi Purpose Room 8:00 p.m. Wednesday nights. VegMin Learning Society welcomes learners who are interested in increasing their skill levels (reading, writing, math and speaking English). Learners work towards’ their personal goals in a small class or 1:1 setting. Do you have a few hours a week to help someone reach their learning goal? Volunteer Tutor Training and ongoing support are provided along with a great volunteer recognition program. Visit www.vegmin.com or call 780-6327920 for more information. Senior Floor Curling at 1:00p.m. every Monday & Thursday. Anyone interested please come to the Sunshine Club. 55+. Call 780-632-2624. Vegreville Flying Club meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Terminal Building VegMin Literacy Program offers free, confidential tutoring for adults over 17 needing help with Basic reading, writing and math skills. Phone: 632-7920 for interviews. Everyone is Welcome Prayer House 5729-44A st. Veg. North of St. Joseph Hospital come and share your testimony and hear the gospel of Jesus Christ without compromise. Every Sunday at 10:30 AM. Also I will pray for the sick believing in God for the answer. But God commandeth his Love toward us, in that, while, we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. RO. 5:8 New hope church of God, Edmonton c. for the Nations Int. Veg. Doing God work together for yor good. J. Abelar. Ph. 632-2843 AA Meeting in Mundare Sunday’s 7PM Town Building, Conference Room 5128 50th St. Contact Robert 780-656-5829 Willingdon & District Fish & Game Assn. Regular meetings, held every last Tuesday off each month (excluding July and August) at 7:30 p.m. at the Willingdon Arena upstairs in the Club Room Everyone Welcome. New to town? Join us the 1st Wed of the month for a newcomer’s potluck lunch. 12-1pm. Bring a friend! Bring a dish! Call FCSS 780-632-3966 for locations & info. AA meeting at Lamont United Church every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. PlayNation Poker, Vegreville Legion. Free live poker every first, second & fourth Wednesday evening at the Vegreville Legion. Register at 6:45 pm and cards in the air at 7:00 pm. For more information, contact allang@playnationpoker. com


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VCHS classes reunite, rejoice, rejuvenate community

Marlene Sharon (Lukenchuk) from the Class of 1974, Arnie Olyan from the Class of 1975, Dean Ziegler from the Class of 1976, and AnneMarie Wilson (Novakowski) from the Class of 1977. All prof its have been donated to local charities. In the f irst picture, Ted Wilson, President of the Vegreville Regional Museum, accepts a cheque for $850 from Heather Paziuk (Hoggins) and Hobe Horton of the Class of 1975, members of the organizing committee. The museum was kind enough to set up On September 11 and 12, a school reunion was held for the classes of 1973 to 1977. It was a resounding success with close to 300 teachers, alumni, and guests attending the affair. The event commenced with a meet and greet on Friday evening. On Saturday afternoon, many took advantage of opportunities to tour the high school, attend the Downtown Market, and visit the museum. On

a special display of school artifacts for reunion attendees to enjoy during their homecoming visit. In the second picture, Olga Jamison, President of the Vegreville Food Bank Society, accepts a donation of $850 from Heather and Hobe. Other members of the organizing committee were Dorothy Barton (Sokoloski) from the Class of 1974, Janice Demco from the Class of 1975, and Dean Ziegler from the Class of 1976.

Saturday evening, an excellent meal was prepared by Twisted Sisters Catering and music was provided by Dusk til Dawn DJ Ser vices. The Vegreville Lions Club did a great job of tending the bar. Brian Lesiuk, the emcee for the evening, introduced representatives from each class who welcomed their classes and shared a few memories. The representatives were Howie Hoggins from the Class of 1973,

Drag racing season makes last mile of season

Darren Berezan,President and Myron Hayduk,Race Director of VDRA explain about the changes that will take place in the fees for the 2016.These changes will make the fees fairer and simpler, especially for the volunteers of the association. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier For the 2016 season, Vegreville Drag Racing Association plans to change their fees to a simpler and fairer method. This was one of the statements made at the VDRA Annual General Meeting and Wind-Up Banquet on October 17. The evening drove in with a hearty and delightful meal catered by Doreen and Crystel Belcourt. Drag Racing Association President Darren Berezan thanked all the racers, volunteers and sponsors who helped make the 2015 season a success. Berezan also explained details of the changes to yearly fees.

“The 2015 season went very well. Our intent is not to be too serious but to have a good time racing in a legal and safer environment than on the streets. Like every year, we had participants who lived outside of Vegreville.” Myron Hayduk, Race Director said. “Anyone can race; you just need a valid driver’s license. You don’t need a race car to participate. You can bring the family sedan and have fun with it. The first race we ever had was won by a racer with a Toyota Tacoma pick-up.” Rhonda Hayduk, secretary of VDRA organized this event, which 41 people attended.


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