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Michael Simpson Editor Vegreville resident (and co-nominee for Home Based Business of the Year ‌just sayin’) Brenda Spencer of Chef Hog’s Concession kept her word and organized a “Break the Food Bankâ€? event where a small army of 40-50 volunteers came out to help canvass the entire town for Food Bank donations. In total, Spencer and her group man-

aged to cover about half of the town and fill half of an 18 foot trailer. “We had a few less volunteers than we expected, but we still made great time,� Spencer said. “It was a treat to watch some parents who’d come out with their kids treating this like a family outing. We had a mother with her two boys using this as a chance to explain about giving back to the community, and all our volunteers said that the door-to-

door experiences were very friendly.� Spencer and her crew piled up approximately 216 cubic feet of foot and $245 in cash for the food bank in Vegreville. They were supplemented by an extra donation from the staff at the Vegreville Carillion Shop and students from St. Martin’s School, who had also done some internal food-raising of their own.

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Vegreville Ministerial Association - Who Are We? Pictured from left to right: Pastor Roger Urquhart, Rev. Brandon Crain, Rev. Wes Stefanec, Br. Roger Niedzielski, Fr. Michael Schumacher, Chaplain Marjorie Charest, Rev. Carolyn Woodall, Rev. Dallas Siggelkow, Rev. Darryl Crocker. Not pictured: Fr. John Sembrak, Fr. Ireney Valyavka, Rev. Sang Rog Choi,V. Rev. Fr. Slawomir Lomaskiewicz. (Photo Submitted)

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Submitted The records we have go back to 1988. That is 27 years ago, but there is evidence that the Vegreville Ministerial Association extends further back than this. While the faces of its members have changed over the years, the baton is passed down year after year and the association remains strong. We are a voluntary association of clergy made up of priests and pastors from

eleven different churches in Vegreville and area as well as the chaplain from St. Joseph’s General Hospital. Our common ground is the Apostles’ Creed and a love for Vegreville. We gather together monthly to pray for our community, our churches and each other. The meetings allow time to network and share information with one another and other community groups as needs or interests arise. We endeavour to coordinate and support

various community events throughout the year. The most obvious event is our annual Mayor and Reeve Prayer Breakfast held in mid-June at Rendezvous Park. Another project we have been working on is The Gospel Signs for the highways. We are looking for land owners who are willing to allow a small portion of land to be used for the purpose of displaying these signs which will measure 5 x 10 feet. The wording on the signs will be: Jesus said “I am the way, the Truth, and the Life�. John 14:6 If you have property along Hwy 16 east of Vegreville to junction 36 or west on Hwy 16 to Mundare junction and are interested in participating in this project, please call the Vegreville Ministerial Association at 780-632-2261 or 780-6324166 to get more information.

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The 2016 Vegreville Fire fighter calendars have arrived! Local fire fighters will have copies for sale, as will the Vegreville Emergency Services building during regular working hours, and also the Town office.“If you want a fire calendar, find a fire fighter, we’ll get you one,” Fire Chief Jerrold Lemko said.“The funds we raise from selling these 800 calendars goes back into the community through special events like our upcoming Halloween event this Friday, or new uniforms or training.” The calendars will feature all-local firefighters, pictures from training and community-support events, as well as the always present question; “interested in joining? Give us a call!” (Michael Simpson/Photo)

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Mike Gordychuk brought in this 16-pound from his farm near Ranfurly. Having no ambition to eat it himself, Gordychuk generously donated this trophy-sized turnip to the Vegreville Food Bank. (Michael Simpson/Photo)

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Citizen of the Year (Sponsored by Vegreville & District Co-Op)

This year, the honour was taken by Taneen Rudyk for Citizen of the Year. Taneen was active in many organizations. Since moving her family back to Vegreville in 2000 Taneen and her family have been involved in an incredible amount of groups and organizations which means Taneen has spent hundreds of hours volunteering for more than 15 groups and almost as many community events and organizations. Taneen loves to collaborate on solutions for our community and is always ready to jump in and lend a hand. Taneen has contributed tirelessly, not only this year but for many years past and is truly deserving of

News Advertiser PAGE 5 this year’s Citizen of the year award. Other nominees were: Tayne Bishop – still new to Vegreville Tayne has thrown herself into her “new” community in a big way volunteering her time to those less fortunate. Alex Melnyk –a long-time resident with over 37 years of being a teacher and coach for students and adults. He volunteers many hours for practice and tournaments for volleyball and minor soccer. Alex can also be seen participating in perogy suppers, and highway clean ups. Alex challenges and encourages everyone to be the best they can be –on and off the multitude of teams he coaches.


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90 Years Ago, October 28, 1925 The Pearson report upon the local power plant reached the town clerk yesterday and will be considered by Council at an early meeting. Mr. Pearson, the official engineer of the Board of Public Utilities, recently made an inspection of Vegreville’s plant. Unlike many official documents, the report is not voluminous covering little over one page. It estimates that the plant is over-loaded and recommends that no power be sold, but the plant used for lighting purposes only. Several repairs and improvements are called for, such as fixing the dynamos, re-grinding of the cylinder valves of the engines, etc. Vegreville General Hospital is accorded a place on the College of Physicians and Surgeons’ list of Canadian hospitals that meet their standardization requirements and have passed the 1925 inspection tests. Although 90 percent of the city hospitals of over 100 beds passed inspection but 60 per cent of the 40 bed hospitals are approved. This hospital is the only one of the 35 to 50 bed class approved in the Alberta list just issued. Commencing Monday bread prices will be reduced, and bread, wrapped in wax paper, sold at Wener’s Bakery 3 loaves for 25c.

75 Years Ago – October 30, 1940 W.R. McGowan, whose farm is north and east of town on Section 28-52-14, has no reason to complain over his crop yields this year. He threshed 305 acres of wheat which, by machine measure, gave him 10,248 bushels or an average of about 32.5 bushels per acre. The area included 40 acres of wheat on breaking and this threshed out at 50 per acre, and thus boosted the general average. 40 acres of oats sown on June 15th, ripened and yielded 40 bushels per acre, while oats sown in May ran to 70 per acre. Canada’s soldier dead will be honoured by the nation on Remembrance Day, November 11, as a result of a decision by the Secretary of State to proclaim the day a legal holiday as usual. At a recent meeting of the United congregations of Lavoy, Ranfurly and Innisfree a unanimous invitation was extended to Rev. Robert G. Wood to become their Minister. This pastoral charge has been vacant since the early summer when Rev. J. P. Henderson accepted a call to Ontario.

50 Years Ago – October 28, 1965 The largest class of graduate nurses in the history of St. Joseph’s General Hospital School of Nursing was honoured at the weekend as they marked the end of three years’ intensive training to become registered nurses. The graduates included Miss Diana Scraba of Elk Point; Miss Shirley Hinton, Mannville; Miss Eva Bushey, Prince Albert; Mrs. John Pan (Madeline Redcrow) St. Paul; Miss Marian Iverson, Ardmore; Miss Gail Malcolm, Alliance; Miss Sharon McGinnis, Winterburn; Mrs. Ross Anderson (Elizabeth Hanzel) Fairview; Miss Rita Fulkerth, Innisfree; Miss Phyllis Semeniuk, Myrnam; Miss Vivian Horon, Vegreville; Miss Rosalee Bergsten, Innisfree; Miss Kathleen O’Neil, Rusylvia; Miss Virginia Hansen, Sunnynook; and Miss Patricia Kruchten of Heisler. Word was received by Dr. Francis Schulte, president of the Vegreville Jaycees, that the Vegreville Jaycee AirPark had qualified for a license from the Department of Transportation. The airstrip receive license No. 1366 and will be listed in Canada Air Pilot and aeronautical charts very soon. Miss Virginia Eliuk of Vegreville was awarded the Queen Elizabeth prize of $50 for her work in Art 1 at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary. The citizens of Vegreville are reminded that the local school children are collecting “Pennies for UNICEF” again this year.

25 Years Ago – October 23, 1990 St. Martin’s boys volleyball team took the gold medal in the annual Killam Kougar Klassic volleyball tournament last week. This being the first tournament of the year, the girls lost one game during the preliminary rounds but could not maintain their strong attack, losing to Forestburg in the final and placed second. The boys went undefeated in the preliminary action and tool out a tired Strome squad in straight sets. The winning team consisted of Kris Lydom, Darren Bilyk, Darren Wright, David Rutherford, Tim Goodwin, Jason Fjeldheim, co-captain Noel Hynek, captain Robert Rudyk, co-captain Willian Hergot and Paul Ziprick. The assistant coach was Grant Steil. Environment Canada awarded a 10 year service certificate to Carol Mock of Ranfurly on October 18, noting her volunteer contribution to weather watching in Canada. Mock has been observing and recording the rain and snow fall, and temperature in the area since 1980, “twice a day for 365 days a year.” Once a month she submits a report to the federal government department. “I’m also available if someone like Agriculture Canada wants to know the results,” said Mock.

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Canadian Election Gwynne Dyer There’s an old joke that goes: Why did the Canadian cross the road? Answer: to get to the middle of the road. Likewise (so they say) if you cut the average Canadian open you would find two words engraved on his or her heart. One would be “moderate”. The other would be “nice”. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was four months short of ten years in office when he was swept out of power in Monday’s election, was a moderate right-wing politician, although he pretended to be a hard right one. Six of his ten budgets were in deficit, and he ended up adding $150 billion to Canada’s national debt. Even when faced with a global recession, that’s not what hard-right politicians do. Similarly, the New Democratic Party (NDP) is a very moderate left-wing party by anybody’s standards (except those of Americans) – and Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have always believed that they owned the middle of the road.

The 78-day election campaign, which was a tight three-horse race until the last couple of weeks, was not about ideology at all. It was about political style. Stephen Harper didn’t do “nice”. His default setting was “nasty”, and he positively reveled in it. He was a control freak who instinctively tried to hurt and smear those who disagreed with him, and in his government even the time of day was a state secret. His attack ads against rival politicians were vicious, he was visibly contemptuous of journalists and the opposition parties, and he almost took pride in being disliked. In fact, Harper once joked that he couldn’t even get his friends to like him, but that was only a half-truth. He had no real friends in Canadian politics, even in his own Conservative Party. Yet he stayed at the top of national politics for almost a decade because he actually ran a reasonably effective government that shielded Canadians from the worst effects of the post-2008 recession. His manner was unpleasant, but he was no radical. Harper never even won 40 percent of the popular vote, but that wasn’t necessary in a three-party system where no party ever achieves that holy grail of politics. Even in the midst of the current pro-

Liberal “landslide” – 186 seats out of 338 seats in parliament – the Liberal Party won only 39.5 per cent of the popular vote. What finally defeated Harper was the fact that enough Canadians had grown sick of the nastiness that they were willing to vote for whichever party had the best chance of beating him. At the beginning of the election campaign that looked likely to be the NDP, but undecided voters whose only objective was getting rid of Harper swung behind the Liberals because they looked better placed to do the job. In the end Trudeau won just by being sunny, positive and nice. He talked a great deal about “change”, because that was what the antiHarper voters wanted to hear, but he didn’t go into much detail. Trudeau promised a few flagship policy changes to get people’s attention – pulling Canadian warplanes out of Iraq and Syria, slightly higher taxes for the rich and slightly lower taxes for the middle class, maybe legalising marijuana – but his core social and economic policies aren’t going to be radically different from Harper’s. They can’t be, because otherwise he’d have to leave the middle of the road. He will, however, be much nicer than Stephen Harper. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.


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When you’re an adult and your parents divorce Karin Hitchcock Divorce is always difficult. When your parents decide to divorce, it doesn’t matter if you are a child, a teen or an adult. In fact, some experts suggest that dealing with divorce as an adult child can be the most difficult. Sometimes termed the “gray divorce,” or “silver splitters,” more people over 50 are choosing to end their marriages and move forward without their long term

spouse. There are a variety of reasons for older couples to divorce which include, early retirement, chronic unhappiness or abuse, coping with an empty nest, a decrease in the social stigma of divorce and an increase in the partner’s needs in the relationship. Let’s face it, people are living a lot longer. No one wants to wait around for their partner to die so they can be independent and happy. What impact does a divorce have on adult children? It creates a number of challenges, including knowing that your parents may have just stayed together “for the sake of the children.” This can create a great deal of guilt as well as a significant role reversal in the parent-child relationship. Adult children may find themselves having to support their parents financially, emotionally,

or physically. Adult children often find themselves in a mediator role between the parents. The rules for dealing with divorce when children are young just don’t apply to adult children. Adult children often begin to question their own marriages and relationships. It’s as if the entire foundation of Karin Hitchcock, M. C., CCC the relationship has Community Counsellor been a sham. Loss of the family home, meeting new partners, and awkwardly navigating around family functions can place a great deal of stress of adult children. And other people just don’t get it! Others don’t always understand that having older parents chose to divorce can create a great deal of angst. How do you cope with your parent’s divorce when you are an adult? Keep the lines of communication open and be honest with your parents about how difficult this situation can be for you and your own family. As with all children, you really don’t want to hear about their dating and sex

lives. Resist playing the reverse parent role and becoming the mediator or friend. Try very hard to not pick sides. If things get ugly and difficult, encourage your parents to attend mediation. If the couple is having to deal with difficult issues such as infidelity, abuse, or money mismanagement, and you are getting sucked into an ugly battle, seek support for yourself from a counsellor or therapist. You may need some guidance in creating healthy boundaries. Also remember that you are an adult, so if you want to continue a relationship with family members, you are free to make your own decisions. You choose who remains in your life. When parents choose to divorce in their later years, adult children can feel immense pain. A complete shift in the way the family has functioned will emerge. There may have to be some changes in how the family navigates get-togethers, holidays, or access to grandchildren. It’s important that adult children communicate openly and honestly with their parents and recognize that this can be a very difficult time for all involved. Karin Hitchcock, M. C., is currently the Community Counsellor at FCSS in Vegreville. She is a member of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association.

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Business of the Year - Over 10 employees (sponsored by ATB Business & Agriculture)

Awarded to Vantage Builders, a 40year company with 70-80 employees and strong family values. Even through their incredible growth to this concept has never wavered. Owners and staff alike donate many hours of manpower, building materials and project dollars to a long list of projects and community events. Just a few Include building the Lions playhouse, Kinsmen community area project, Spray Park, food bank, Christmas Bureau, food and toy drives. Vantage Builders has demonstrated excellence in business operations in a number of areas such as marketing, sales, client service, and human resources and active involve-

News Advertiser PAGE 11 ment in the community. A well rounded company, Vantage is currently expanding with another 9000sq ft. Other nominees were: Dennill’s agricentre – the Dennill’s agricentre is a family business started in Dewberry 85 years ago. Since 2006 the Dennill’s name has become a trusted name in the Vegreville business community. Roly Dennill also believes in making sure his staff feels like family as well as his clients. With a combined staff of over 40 employees, they are dedicated to serving their customers with superb quality, timely service and fair value.


www. Michael Simpson Editor It was a split weekend for the Vegreville Jr. B Rangers after a Friday night win was evened out by a Saturday night loss. The Oct. 23 matchup against Saddle Lake was a near no-contest with a 6-2 win over the Warriors, though the Rangers were unlucky with their power play chances coming up with nothing in five opportunities. It was no matter in the end however, as the team stayed mostly clear of the penalty box all night and kept the pressure on for the entire game with goals in all

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three periods. The following night in St. Paul, the Vegreville’s fortunes were reversed as they found themselves on the receiving end of a loss as the Canadiens took the 6-3 win. “We had the chances in the game against St. Paul but in that game we weren’t burying our chances. We’re hitting the goal post, or the goalie in the chest. We should be burying these things and so players will have to clamp down and do a better job of focusing when they’re in tight. I can’t complain about that penalty kill, the guys are doing really well with that. You aren’t gonna stop them all, but we’re 80-85 per cent. We’ve really got to get our power plays to step up. Our guys like Mungongo, Soprovich, Murhpy, those players we have with elite skill, we’ll need them to step up and bury those shots,” Rangers Head Coach Randy Rooke said.



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Senior Citizen of the Year (sponsored by Vegreville Ford Sales &Service ) This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner, Dwayne Hlady, is everywhere. Chances are if there is a fundraiser, event, or planning initiative Dwayne is involved â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in some capacity. Dwayne exudes spirit and is a pro at collaboration and cooperation. A big picture thinker, he knows how to roll up his sleeves and jump in no matter what the job. Dwayne has volunteered in 27 separate committees, fundraisers, and events and has logged approximately 900 volunteer hours in the past year alone. An instrumental part of VTSS, Sunshine club, crisis association, Lions Club, Seniors week, family day, Veggfest and the list goes on. The other nominee was Dave Humphries, an instrumental part of the Vegreville agricultural society for 24 years as board member, 2 terms of president, and chair of numerous committees. He has been involved in Veg min, library board, Go east, Canadian Pony Chuck Wagon society and many others as member, president or volunteer. Dave is always ready to lend a hand for a good cause, neighbor or friend.

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Business of the Year - Under 10 employees (sponsored by The Vegreville News Advertiser) This winning business and its staff are seen as involved leaders in the community with a reputation for more than just excellence in customer service. They are described as going above and beyond. Despite their small staff size this owner mentors students, and staff alike, donates and sponsors many organizations and has true passion for her profession. Since branching out on her own in 1999, Peggy Lobays pride in the Medicine shoppe and her staff, shows in all that they do for the community and their clients. Other nominees were: Gordo’s Mechanical –Nominated for 5 years of excellent business operations, great customer service and community involvement, Gordon Weleshuk has been in the automotive industry since 1997. With strong ties to the community he is meeting objective to provide honest, quality work. Liquor Den- This retailer has been providing exceptional service to its clientele for 16 years. Focused on value add services such as collaboration with clients in creating wine cellars, Susheila has a great understanding for rural life. The liquor den supports many local fundraisers, cultural and recreational events and is focused on keeping her clients happy. Synergy chartered accountants – with a mission statement of “helping you achieve success, Sheryl and Shawn go above and beyond for their clients and current staff of 8. They foster a belief of giving back to their community and are involved in many committees and volunteer groups. Loves Meats-2007 saw the completion of Bert Love’s dream to fill the void for an abattoir. In just a few short years Loves meats has become a name associated with high quality, amazing service and a top notch facility. They have created eight local jobs and are involved in, or donate to, many local organizations. China Zone- China Zone is nominated for their continuous high quality service and friendly staff. “Cook with passion, serve with class” has been the successful model since their opening in 2007. They have had good fortunes themselves and handed many others in the community fortunes of their own. Funshine/Kowal Realty – Shannon is heavily invested in improving community life. In addition to her realtor job, In 2 short years since starting Funshine Child development center in the basement of the Mundare hall- Shannon and her husband Jason have built a brand new facility to house it, met the goal to be accredited and dedicated hours to providing a higher level of care. Shannon also puts in many volunteer hours and projects.


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events and fundraisers. Pretty Country Boutique –opened just 9 months ago Karen’s pretty boutique received 2 nominations. Specializing in hard to find baby items, handmade décor and women’s accessories -this small store has filled a need in our community. Even with Karen’s busy home and work life she still finds time to support local artists

New Business of the Year (sponsored by TD Canada Trust) The winner of the New Business category is The Pour House café and coffee bar, a business that has provided expanded services and created more local jobs. Nominated repeatedly for outstanding customer service as well as amazing products, this entrepreneur with many talents and amazing staff continue to give back to the community in unique ways. Laura’s proven innovation has expanded to full catering as well as the unique fish and chips bus. Other nominees were: Lori Ann Cohoe Law office –nominated for her caring and compassionate nature, as well as her involvement in numerous community support initiatives, including pro bono legal work and house appointments for seniors with limited mobility. Manuel to Health –opening in the fall of 2014 Liona, a licensed naturopathic doctor, is filling a need in our community. Liona’s clientele grows monthly and she is already giving back to the community with free

information talks for parents and annual donations as well as helping give hope and health to her patients. Shear Brilliance- nominated for raving customer service, sales that have doubled in 2 short years and an impressive list of community involvement, including the Vegreville 1st annual toy run which collected over 400 toys, Shear Brilliance, a downtown pet grooming and supply store, has quickly become a vital part of Vegreville’s community. Budget Floors- in business for just over a year not only have sales grown but so has the connection with the community. You can see Zenith and his staff involved in many fundraisers and volunteering their time throughout the community. Hiway 16 News- starting as a community newsletter, this new business in just 6 short months has expanded to include a very large region, an additional staff member and an impressive online readership. They also are already sponsoring local

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and help with local fundraisers. Maddigan Chrysler-in just over a year Maddigan has worked hard to offer a family friendly environment with a staff of 27 hardworking, caring people. They have involved themselves in our community in a big way as a major sponsor to many events including initiating the Vegreville Car Wars this summer.



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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

Duane “Cash” Holze & Todd “Carry” Holze 08/23/15 ©The Classified Guys®

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

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GRAIN BINS 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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HELP WANTED 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: Full Time Seasonal G R E E N H O U S E LABOURERS – Job includes flowers planting and picking, planter assembly, watering plants, garbage

clean-up, etc. Some heavy lifting req’d. Must be hard working. Mon-Sat 7am-5pm. O/T Req’d. Starting wage $11.20. Mundare location. Please send resume by email Please reference “greenhouse labour” in the subject to be considered. Custodial help wanted. Monday – Friday 3 to 3.5 hours daily. Phone 780632-2647 after 6 pm, fax 780-632-3111 Make $1,000 Weekly! Paid in Advance! Mailing Brochures at Home. Easy Pleasant work. Begin Immediately. Age Unimportant. www. MyHomeIncomeNow55. com Fortune 500 Co’s Need Flex Workers! Earn $23.75 per hour. We match individuals looking for Flex Jobs to 100’s of companies every day. Free App. Apply To d a y ! w w w.

3 Bedroom Home on Acreage in Vegreville limits. $1500/mth. Call 780-6321376 1400 sq. ft., 3 bdrm house in Vegreville. Main floor with shared laundry. N/S, N/P, $1200/month. D/D same. Phone 780-632-0024 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 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



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

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

For Sale large volume, engine drive air compressor, 50 CFM, new pump, 120 gallon air tank. $1200. Phone 780-632-5557


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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! Willingdon, mobile, 2 bdrm, all app. No drinkers. $750/ mth. Phone 780-367-2974 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 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

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

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Willingdon, mobile home LOT FOR RENT beautiful setting. $325.00. Phone 780-367-2974


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


For Sale: 1973, C65, Chevy grain truck, excellent condition, new hoist; 1979, 1370 Case tractor, 160 h.p.; 27’ Melcam, cultivator and harrows; 915 IH self-propel combine, diesel engine, low hours, excellent condition, shedded; 21’ CCIL-SP swather. For more information call 780-688-2039. Retired From Farming. 1997 MF 8120 w/loader, 4400 hrs, excellent rubber. $32,500. Phone 780-9943005

For Sale: 1973, C65, Chevy grain truck, excellent condition, new hoist; 27’ Melcam, cultivator and harrows; 715 IH self-propel combine, diesel engine, low hours, excellent condition, shedded; 21’ CCIL-SP swather. For more information call 780-688-2039. Retired From Farming.

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TRUCKS REAL ESTATE 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 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.

SERVICES 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


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

TO GIVE AWAY 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

TIRES For Sale: 4 GY Tires and Rims. P 195/65 R 16 $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

Musical Concert Dec 12, 2015, 6:30pm. Beauvallon Seventh-Day Adventist Church 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 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 Ko r e a n Cultural Presentation, November 1, 2015, St. John Lutheran Church (4513 Maple Street, Vegreville) Potluck at 12:20 p; Presentation at 1:20pm. Everyone Welcome!


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 Want To Purchase Minerals And Other Oil/ Gas Interests. Send Details To: PO Box 13557, Denver CO 80201

Home Based Business of the Year

Spirit of the Community

(sponsored by The Pour House Café & Coffee Bar)

(sponsored by Wilde & Company)

This award was won by Olsen Art studios, with their many years of experience and strong passion for their business. Olsen Art is able to incorporate all of their creative energy into a well marketed, entrepreneurial business. The winning home based business is a duo with two successful and uniquely creative businesses. They are often seen contributing to community events in a variety of ways, whether for clients or networking with other talented like-minded people. (Rachel Farr/All Photos) Other nominees were: Pampered Chef – Jennifer Hladilo has been a pampered chef consultant since 2008. Her marketing and client service is exemplary. Using her numerous networking connections has allowed Jennifer’s business to thrive and become involved in many community events.

Donald Vadnais Computer Services – Donald Vadnais is nominated for his ethical and caring client services since 2006. Many years in customer service jobs means Donald knows the right way to ensure his is clientele is happy. Chef Hog’s Food Truck – Brenda Spencer and Curtis Dziwenka – since its opening in 2012 the Chef Hog’s name and truck is becoming a well-known site. Buy local and give back is what this food truck counts as success and they certainly have been living up to that. Beachside Bed & Breakfast – Holly & Ron Cependa – this bed and breakfast believes in community support and quality service in accommodating the specific needs of each guest. Their effective marketing draws customers from all over the world.

This year, Spirit of Community was awarded to the 26 local members of the Rotary Club for their commitment to the community, which is the cornerstone of this group’s success. The amount of raised and donated dollars in our community is incredible. Rotary has taken the lead on many physical beautification projects to improve our community including numerous parks and playgrounds. They have also invested thousands of dollars in scholarships to our schools, donations to sports teams, non-profit groups and community events. Other nominees were: Perogies & Jam- running all they do with a volunteer board of only 7 members Perogies and jam is a local non-profit society with a mission to develop and promote local musicians. They have true community spirit and the hard work of everyone involved shows time and time again at

the many events and fundraisers that they definitely enhance. Vegreville Agricultural Society- The Vegreville ag society with the commitment of its members are a 100 year strong link to our past present and future. The list of long standing and new events and involvements in our community is numerous to mention. With the limitless time and energy of the board they continue to be a vital part of the community. Dennills Agri-Centre-With a combined staff of over 40 between 2 store locations, Dennill’s is dedicated to service. They understand how important being involved in community is and support many of our organizations and events as major sponsors; Father’s Day and The Vegreville Country Fair, Pysanka Festival, vEGGfest, Vegreville Vortex, Jr. B Rangers and curling are just a few.

Farm Family of the Year (sponsored by the Vegreville Agricultural Society)

Manager of the Year (sponsored by Bilyk Financial Services Ltd) This honour was awarded to a manager whose contributions went above the normal expectations in work ethic and community involvement. Holly Cependa has been the executive director for Vegmin Learning Society since 2007. She has an amazing ability to adapt to the changes required by the needs of the community. Holly is described by co-workers and members of the board as a wealth of knowledge, a very positive person that goes above and beyond when it comes to dealing with staff, volunteers and learners. Her capacity to think outside the box has ensured continual growth for this organization and our whole community. Partnering with other organizations and keeping on top of community needs is vital to Vegmin learning and with Holly Cependa providing

the excellent management and leadership Vegmin will continue to provide for Vegreville. Other Nominees were: Darcie Sabados, Tax Manager for Wilde and Company. Darcy is nominated for her generous spirit, mentorship to staff, quality service to clients and passion for the company. Darcy joined Wilde and Company in 2009 and has been deep in volunteer organizations ever since with countless hours invested this year alone in the Chamber of Commerce. Tayne Bishop –Manager of the The Pour house, Tayne Bishop has taken the Pour house to the next level of service with the expansion of the catering end of the business. Tayne puts 110% into her job, her community and her volunteering. We are very lucky to have a new resident be so involved.

2015 Farm Family of the Year went to Tim and Cherie Ziegler. Tim and Cherie, along with their boys Clay and Wyatt, run TCW farms ltd. With 3,600 acres to crop this family works more than full time! As if that isn’t enough the landscape has diversified to include an Equestrian facility, a new home, and larger grain storage facilities. I guess you could say that the daily chores have changed from Herefords to horses! As a certified Equine Canada Coach, Cherie does much more than just farm. The equestrian facility while remaining semi- private offers year round full time boarding, facility rentals, clinics and lessons. Tim is the backbone of the farm and deals with all of the operations of the farm. Thankful to live in a large community, the Ziegler’s are committed to buying locally for supplies and recreation. Tim and Cherie still make time to get involved and give back to their community. Between them they coach, play or volunteer in soccer, hockey, curling, 4H. They, like all of our farm families, play a vital role in keeping our community strong, vibrant and connected to our roots.



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LESSARD, Leo Jr. September 12, 1965 – October 25, 1996 In loving memory of our son, brother, and uncle. We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday And days before that too. We think of your in silence We often speak your name. Now all we have are memories And your picture in a frame. Some may think you are forgotten Though on earth you are no more. But in our memory you are with us As you always were before. A million times we’ve thought of you A million times we’ve cried. If loving could have saved you You would have never died. You left us beautiful memories Your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you You are always at our side. It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone. Part of us went with you On the day God called you home. Forever loved and sadly missed by: Dad, Mom, Ken, Bonny and family, Robbin, Judy and family, Jamie, Sheri and family

DUKE, Michael July 26, 1924 – October 20, 2015 With deep sadness, the family of Michael Duke of Vegreville, Alberta announces his passing on October 20, 2015 at the age of 91 years. Left to mourn his loss, his wife of 63 years, Nancy; three sons and two daughters Garry (Ursula), Dale, Darlene Hrabok, Dennis (Kathy) and Donna (Vince) Stepanick; grandchildren Amanda, Kristen and Kyle Duke: Richelle Hrabok Budd (Mark Budd), Nick Hrabok and Chris (Jamie) Knox: Devin and Brandin Duke, Fawn (Brandon) NieuwenKamp and Misty Lynes: Randy and Kayla Stepanick; great grandchildren Sophia, Jordan and Riley; brother Julian (Emily) and sister Mary Kachmar; sisters in law Darlene Duke and Jessie Duk. Michael was predeceased by his parents Clemens and Stefania; brothers and sisters Alex, Elizabeth (Adam) Rurka, Edward, William (Mary), Peter, Nick, Paul, Kaye, Julia (John) Porayko and Ann (Jim) Tymchuk; brother in law Steve Kachmar. A Parastas (Funeral Service) was held on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church (5701-51 Street) in Vegreville, Alberta with the Basilian Fathers officiating. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the “Alberta Diabetes Foundation” or to “Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT.” To send condolences visit Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800

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 and late Oscar Yushchynshyn. Geat Grandparents Nadia Kitt, Helen Milne


Our Special Thanks We, Walter Sribney, along with Richard, Lorie, Courtney, and Chelsey Tennant, wish to express our most sincere gratitude to our dear relatives, friends, neighbours and former colleagues, for your comforting expressions of sympathy throughout our bereavement of our dear wife, mother, and grandmother, Nellie Sribney. Our sincere thanks to all of you for the many acts of kindness in memory of our loving Nellie. Your cards, floral arrangements, gifts of food, phone calls, and visits were truly appreciated. A special thanks to all who attended the Divine Liturgy service to pray with us. We also thank you for the many charitable donations in Nellie’s memory. Our grateful and sincere appreciation to: Father John for the comforting service. Roman Kravec, Cantor and the choir. U.C.W.L for the delicious lunch. Marshall Lotoski, Robert Zayac, Bernie Yakimyshyn, pallbearers. Gordon and Patricia, Autumn Rose Funeral Home, for their compassionate support and excellent service. We are most grateful to God our Father for giving us our kind, beautiful Nellie to love and cherish for many years, before He called her home to be with Him. Our love for her will never fade as we cherish special memories of her forever. May God bless all of you who supported our family in so many compassionate ways.

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LOOMIS, Randall Wayne October 25, 2010 5 years have gone and passed You’re so ever close in mind and heart. No further away than a picture, A smile, or a remembered phrase You live in our memorySo close in so many ways. For how often does a sunset, Bring nostalgic thoughts to mind Of moments we shared with you Of happy days gone by! Yes, memory has a magic way Of keeping you nearThe hands of time will not turn back Memories of you we will cherish You’ll be with us forever So ever close in mind and heart. Love always, Florence, Kelly and Kayla

TILLAPAUGH, Sophie In loving memory of our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother God broke our hearts To prove to us He only takes the best. I can’t repay the lessons That you taught when I was small, Or give you, gift for gift, The daily treasures I recall; I can’t return encouragement Or loving words of praise In quite the way you did for me. Through all my childhood days. But there’s one gift that I can give: It’s all the love you’ve earned— For love is what you always taught, And love is what I learned. With love John, Georgina (Bernie), Jo-Ann, Kris, Karlana, Kaleigh, Mathew, Ashley, Kaleb, Baileigh, Ariana

AUSTIN, Donald (Tuffy) 1931 – 1985 In loving memory of a Husband, Father and Grandfather who passed away October 30, 1985. 30 years have come and gone. Beautiful memories of you linger on. Softly the leaves of memory fall. Gently we gather and treasure them all. Unseen, unheard, you are always near. Precious memories of days when you were here. We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain. To walk with us throughout our lives, until we meet again. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed Marian, Keith & Maria & Family Rod & Marlene & Family

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 every 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.

Ed Gibbons Chair, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association Alberta’s current royalty review has come at a challenging time, with low oil and gas prices dragging down our economy and creating uncertainty for many Albertans. Once again, we face the cyclical nature of our energy industry. It is not the first time we have seen this and it definitely will not be the last. The difficult question before the Royalty Review Panel is how to “optimize” the value of Alberta’s natural resources in such a way that benefits all Albertans. This requires a delicate balance of preserving government revenues and maintaining an economic climate for continued investment into the province. The new royalty framework would enable diversification of Alberta’s economy by stimulating new investment in downstream value added developments. While some critics scoff at the aspect of “diversification” through adding value to our natural resources, there are real benefits that Alberta would realize from this approach. It is vital that we create a royalty framework that encourages diversification as this will lead to an economy that is not reliant on any one segment of the energy sector, which will create an increasingly stable economic environment. Historically, Alberta has been far too reliant on its upstream operations. Conservative estimates on the potential of value added investment in downstream petrochemical operations is that it would create 25,000 new jobs for our struggling construction industry as well as 8,750 full time operating careers. New operations would also pay their share of corporate income taxes which results in millions of dollars of new govern-

ment revenue that is not tied to the ups and downs of oil and gas pricing. Adding value to natural resources here in Alberta will also help solve a fundamental problem of how we move our resources to world markets. The upstream energy sector has been plagued by delays in approvals and decisions for new export pipelines and LNG terminals, and this has substantially downgraded the real value of Alberta’s natural resources. Value added products, such as petrochemicals, are transported in a solid form of plastics or fibers, which utilizes existing rail and port systems. Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) submitted an official position, along with key recommendations, to Alberta’s Royalty Review Panel earlier this month. Our key recommendations are aligned with the government’s diversification mandate for the royalty review process and aims to recognize the benefits of adding value to our natural resources. This concept has been called on by the AIHA to be an underlying principle in guiding the structure of the new royalty framework. You can view our full submission paper at We have the opportunity with the current royalty review system to go beyond the debates on what is a fair return for our resources and set a new course for Alberta to capitalize on our natural resource advantage that will help us weather the cyclical storms that we have faced and become a true energy “leader” in the world. We encourage all Albertans to get involved, learn more about the opportunities that exist and let your voices be heard by the royalty review panel.

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Halloween yard

Residents of Vegreville put some creep in creativity as they got down and spooky to decorate their homes for Halloween. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Michael Simpson Editor October 19 marked the ribbon cutting ceremony for a walking trail that citizens have been enjoying all summer long. The 47 Street walking trail was a mere asphalt path until this summer when grant money from the CN “Eco Connexions” program, along with funding from Council and a private donation from Vegreville Glass and Mirror helped provide the funds needed to complete a beautiful landscaping plan designed by local landscape architect Katrina Sanford, owner of Landscape Wise in Vegreville. Sanford had been requested to provide a plan that used acclimated vegetation, including Green Ash, Freeman Maple trees, Weeping Norway Spruce, and 13 other varieties. “It was a pleasure to be involved in the project, it’s been exciting watching it come to fruition,” Sanford said. Communities in Bloom Chairperson Ellen Johnstone said that beautifica- Mayor Myron Hayduk (holding scissors) cuts the ribbon on the 47 Street Walking trail on Oct. 19 with Michelle Lucas and Nicole Story of the Parks department, tion along the north side of town has Communities in Bloom Chairperson Ellen Johnstone, CN official Brent Kossey, Fort Saskatchewan – Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood, CiB Judge Berta Briggs, been a long-time dream for her, and Councillor Tim MacPhee,Katrina Sanford of Landscape Wise,and Tony Tymchyshyn,Parks and Fleet Manager for the Town of Vegreville.(Michael Simpson/Photo) was pleased with the committee and the Town of Vegreville for seeing the project through to completion. The Vegreville Communities in Bloom committee in Vegreville put in a large effort to craft the walking trail upgrade in time for judging this summer. Mayor Myron Hayduk and MLA Jessica Littlewood both delivered speeches, with Littlewood making note of the ton of carbon that each tree would reduce every year, helping keep the community green in more ways than one. Brent Kossey, a senior representative from CN also delivered congratulations to the community, along with special guest Berta Briggs, a national communities in bloom judge who had participated in Vegreville’s judging earlier in the summer in which the town received a prestigious five blooms for their green living, sustainable planning and innovative use of facilities like the Lions Community Spray Park.

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VVA How toâ&#x20AC;Ś do Weaving Kari Fell VVA There are many types of weaving. All of them refer to the interlacing of threads to create cloth. Two major categories of traditional weaving are decorative artworks and functional pieces. Almost all weaving requires a loom of some sort. Anything that arranges and holds threads under tension can be used. These lengthwise threads are called the warp. A simple loom can be an arrangement of ropes and small wooden bars that are tied to the weaver himself. This is called a backstrap loom. A loom can also be a large machine that is automated and used in factories to make bolts of commercial fabric. Most home weavers use something that falls between these two extremes. A table loom or floor loom are most common. Most are very versatile and are capable of weaving heavy rugs as well as dainty lace.

The threads that run crosswise to the warp are called the weft. Almost anything can be used for warp and weft. Cotton, wool, silk, hemp, rayon and tencel are common yarns. Rags are often used for rugs and even plastic bags have been used as a weaving material. Probably the most common type of artistic weaving is tapestry. This consists of a simple over and under of the weft, completely covering the warp. The technique is completely pictoral and any number of colours and design decisions can be made as the weaving progresses. The process can take weeks or months and produces an elaborate, heavy tapestry that is suitable for hanging in a home, office or gallery. The second category of weaving consists of functional pieces. These can be items for the home such as rugs, blankets, placemats and towels. It also includes apparel such as scarves, shawls and yardage to be sewn into clothing. This type of weaving can be as simple as plain weave with a regular over/under of warp and weft, or more complex structures with wonderful names such as twill, overshot, summer and winter, and crackle. In these, the yarns create a pattern that can repeat over the length of the cloth. Tablet weaving is a traditional style of weaving that is over 1000 years old. Very strong, narrow bands are created using a group of square cards, historically bone, wood or leather, to manipu-

late the threads. The Vikings of Scandinavia created very intricately patterned bands to decorate their clothing. Finished handwoven cloth can be cut

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and sewn into clothing, bags and home accessories. It can be a little scary cutting into a beautiful cloth that has been lovingly built thread by thread. But the finished item is a beautiful unique piece that surpasses a manufactured item. This article mentions just a small fraction of what is possible in hand weaving. Please drop by the Vegreville Centennial Library to view the Vegreville Visual Artists display on weaving. All the types of weaving mentioned here are represented in the show. VVA is a group of local artists supporting and promoting the visual arts in Vegreville. All interested artists are encouraged to contact mpvarga@shaw. ca for more information. The featured artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work can be viewed at the Centennial Public Library. Check us out on Facebook at Vegreville Visual Artists.


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Junior Citizen of the Year (sponsored by Wilde & Company Chartered Accountants) This year, the Junior Citizen of the Year was awarded to a youth of the community who demonstrates and outstanding contribution to our community, McKinley Makowecki. A 16 year old student at St Mary’s High School, McKinley has shown outstanding leadership in both her school and community. McKinley has received Gold Honors at St. Mary’s every year and she has an extensive list of her involvement in the community from church activities to student council to representing our community when away. This year’s winner received 5 separate nominations. McKinley is nominated for her positive attitude, excellence as a role model and her utmost dependability. Her volunteering includes Rotary, 4H, FCSS, teaching figure skating, spending time in the senior’s lodges and assisting with many church programs. Other nominees were: Kendal Senko, a student at St. Mary’s High School who volunteers at numerous sporting events. Kendal has been awarded “Most Promising Student” twice during her 10 years with the Vegreville School of Ballet and has been on the gold honor roll from Grade

7 to 11, inclusive. Her other volunteer jobs have included tutoring in St. Martin’s School and mentoring fellow students at St. Mary’s High School. Kendal is a founding member of and the current President of the Vegreville Rotary Interact Club. Allie Oneschuk, a Grade 7 student at VCHS, she is very involved in the Cougar Student Council. Allie has been involved with 4H for 3 years now, where she has had an opportunity to do a lot of volunteering at the fairgrounds. She has received awards of excellence in gardening in the junior gardening competition which she has been involved in for the last 4 years. Jillian Rogers is a grade 12 student at VCHS and is President of this year’s VCHS Student Council. Jillian is very involved in band and plays in both the Concert and Jazz Bands. She has been participating in the Wendy Brook Festival since the age of 6 and has competed in a variety of categories. Jillian also is involved in Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Highland dance and enjoys many different sports activities. Her dream is to become a Forensic Anthropologist.

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VCHS rewards dedicated students

Junior High Honors Grade seven: Sera Barker-House, Jack Lillies, Jayden Massey, Zachary Micklich, Eyad Mostafa, Amy Petryshyn, Zoe Rogers, Selena Steinbach, Katherine Zuk. Top Academic Student for Grade seven: Zoe Rogers. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Senior High Achievement Grade 11; Chae An, Cameron Easton, Jarden Huchulak, Julian Koroluk, Jasmine Massey, Matthew Melenka, Joshua Micklich, Hope Probert, Bohdana Tatarin, Shandice Vachon. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)


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Senior High Honors Grade 10: Caleb Baldwin, Alana Benoit, Brett Burghardt, Nicholas Chau, paige Chunge,LeoChow,GrantCuzner,DaraDimmock,KassidyIwaskow,ZaneKordich,ClaudiaLillies,McKenze Martin, Jeremy Miller, Zahir Mohun, Ahmed Mostafa, Christina Nawrot, Thitawan Noenpoempisut, Jordan Richard, Martina Rutherford, April Siggelkow, Calina Sokalski, Orion Suchodolski, Mary Margarette Varela Top Academic Student, Grade 10-Caleb Baldwin. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)


Mr. Roy Mills presents the Classes of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;64 and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;65 Citizenship Award to Duncan Giebalhaus. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Mrs. Marion Baxandall presents the ANB Scholarship to Holly Basaraba, Justine Makowecki, and Nick Zyla. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Peter Arnold presents the Top Athletes Awards to recipients Abby Borzel, Yegor Muzechka, Layne Quickstad, Matthew Melenka. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Mrs. Li Giebelhaus presents the Marjoie Hulett Memorial Scholarship to Mary-Anne Baldwin. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

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Junior High Honors Grade nine: Steven Blackadder, Bailey Fegirchuk, Nevin Jarvis, Rylan Langkow, Claire Lister, Triton Walker, Courtney McKay,Yegor Muzechka, Braeden Provost, Barbara Rybchuk, Mikayla Steinbach, Shayla Vachon,Theodore Zachoda.Top Academic Student for Grade nine: Braeden Provost. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Mrs. Theresa Bernardo of Vegrevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FCSS department presents students with Citizen of the Year Awards; Selena Steinbach, Eva Froese, Rylan Langkow, Zane Kordich, Shandice Vachon, Mary-Anne Baldwin. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Mr. Roy Mills presents the Larry Mandruk Memorial Scholarship to Emina Sejdinovic, Kaylee Siggelkow, and Nick Zyla. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Junior High Achievement Grade nine: Walker Allan, Abby Borzel, Jonas Koroluk, Brianne Patrie-Gauthier. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)



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AL Horton kids working to Scare Hunger Michael Simpson Editor This Halloween, some kids may come to your door and say “trick or treat!” while others may say “trick or foodbank donation?” AL Horton students are members of the We School Association, an international movement that focuses on making a difference locally and globally. On October 31, some kids will be canvassing for donations to the Vegreville Food Bank as they trick or treat. The students are calling it the “We Scare Hunger” ini-

tiative, and they’re happy to be taking part in a movement to support the local food bank because they know it makes a difference right at home where they live. “We want people at home to be aware of the event,” AL Horton teacher Melanie Semeniuk said. “We would ask for parents to consider putting aside four or five items for any kids from our school who are out on the town collecting donations. If parents get 100 kids trick or treating and hand out a few donations to the food bank as well, that would be phenomenal for the kids to know they’re making a difference. We’re letting the kids know that if the

house has already donated all their items to the Food Bank that is also ok as well.” Parents out with their kids may want to plan ahead to be able to carry the extra items as they work the blocks, whether that’s a backpack or shopping bag, or stopping to put the donations in their vehicle every so often. “If a child fills a whole bag each, that’s an amazing accomplishment. Kids will be out with black shopping bags donated by one of our local partners, Baron’s No Frills, and the bags will have an orange “We

Scare Hunger” poster on them so parents recognize who is collecting,” Semeniuk said. Fellow teacher Chloe Giebelhaus said Vegreville Ford will be transporting the donations to the Food Bank after Halloween in one of their vehicles, but if parents wish to make a donation directly, Vegreville Ford will accept them to be included to the food heading up the street to the local food bank. “We want to work as a community to help stock our food bank and we’re especially grateful for the participation from community leaders like Vegreville Ford and Baron’s No Frills,” Giebelhaus said. Parents wishing for more information can contact AL Horton at (780) 632 3113.


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Spook-tacular ways to practice financial literacy, while having fun Submitted

Halloween isn’t just about dressing up and trick-or-treating – it’s also a great opportunity to learn! Canadians from coast to coast to coast celebrate Financial Literacy Month, which highlights the importance of strong numeracy skills. Strong numeracy skills are important for kids as well as parents, especially when it comes to financial literacy. That’s why ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) offers these tips, tricks and treats for families to improve their numeracy skills this Halloween: Bake a Halloween treat. Teaching kids how to follow a recipe is great for measurement and math skills. Get the

kids to pick a recipe, read the instructions out loud, and help measure the ingredients while making a treat for the family! Take a trip to a local pumpkin patch and compare the shapes and sizes of the different pumpkins. Which pumpkin is the most round? The tallest? How many little pumpkins equal one big pumpkin? Don’t forget to take your favourite pumpkin home to carve into a Jack-O-Lantern! Make a Halloween costume with material from around the house. Get the kids to write a list of what is needed for the costume and then let them help measure out the fabric. Basic sewing challenges simple math skills like: addition, subtraction, and times tables. Count pumpkins, ghosts and witches. Take a walk

around the neighbourhood and count the Halloween items on porches, lawns and store displays. Keep track of them all on a chart and predict which item you will see the most. Organize Halloween candy in different ways. Sort candy by shape, size, name, or even candy type, and then trade! This activity helps to reinforce basic math along with association and matching skills (and also slows down the sugar rush)! ABC encourages families to practice numeracy skills this November. Strong numeracy skills are the foundation for financial literacy. Taking advantage of every day learning opportunities – even for just 15 minutes – has tre-

mendous benefits for both children and parents. For more info about ways to learn as a family, visit: www. and download our “Financial Literacy for the Family” activity booklet. ABC also increases financial literacy across Canada through Money Matters, a free money management and education savings program for adults, developed with support from TD Bank Group. Want to bring Money Matters to your community? Contact us today.


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Senior High Honors Grade 11: Emery Dlugan, Lexi Fedoruk, Andrew James,Taylor Jones, Daniel Mabbit, Dillan Ogrodnick, Nicholas Steinbach, James Van Sligtenhorst, Elyssa von Tettenborn, Brendon Wylie Top Academic Student, Grade 11-Lexi Fedoruk. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Junior High Achievement -Grade seven: Zackery Farr,Tianna Peck, Madison Provost, Mikayla Zacharuk. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Mrs. Liz Melnyk, Assistant Principal and Mr. Roy Mills present (center) the Governor General’s Medal, Scholastic Proficiency Award and Recognition of Loran Scholar to recipient Duncan Giebelhaus. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Mr. Roy Mills presents the John Barclay Hurlburt Memorial Scholarship to Duncan Giebelhaus. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Quietly Confident Kids We live in a society that emphasizes the importance of extraversion and outgoingness. From a young age, children are encouraged to work together in groups and teams. Parents are pressured to enroll their children in group activities and schedule them for countless play dates (Parents, 2015). But what if your child is happy to keep to themselves? What if they are content to associate with just a small group of friends? Many parents fear that these somewhat reserved children, often referred to introverts, lack the social competencies to be successful. However, these children are more than capable of flourishing in social situations; they may just require a little extra care (Parents, 2015). Here are a few tips to help your “quietly confident kid” feel comfortable in social settings: - Introduce your child to new people slowly - Arrive early to social events, so your child can slowly adapt to the situation, or

- Allow your child to stand back and observe social settings for a few minutes until they are ready to enter the group (QuietRev, 2015) - Allow your child to take breaks from social situations - If your child appears fatigued or exhausted from social situations, ensure them that it is okay to take a few minutes for themselves - Help your child find their interests - When introverted children find their passions, it helps them develop confidence and gives them opportunities to socialize with children who have similar interests - Speak with child care professionals about your child’s needs - Talk with your child’s teacher, coach, or childcare professional to help them understand your child’s needs, and give them tips that will help them identify when your child is petering out

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FCC Drive Away Hunger 2015

Alexander Rutherford Scholarships: Group B: Graham Benoit, Krista Bergen, Jenean Cherniawsky, Karly Chizawsky, Tara-Dawn Coll-Korchinski, Sean Embury, Jasmine Fenske, Litania Holyk, Chayse Hope, Leah Jubenville, Khansaa Jutt, Alexander Kitt, Tyrell Larcombe, Dayna Lefebvre, YoungDae Lim, Ryan Love, Evan Lutyck-Neufeld, Justine Makowecki, Caylib Micklich, Melanie Moroziuk, Theodore Nawrot, Sheyanne Pachla, Layne Quickstad, Matheo Rutherford, Parker Samoil, Ashton Sarver, Jared Steinbach, Faith Swedgan, Taylor Tirschmann, Joel Unger, Austin Waskaruk, Angel Wittkopf, Tyler Wojcki, Bryceson Zurborg, Nicholas Zyla. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Students from AL Horton stand beside a pile of donated food destined for the local Food Bank during the FCC Drive Away Hunger 2015 event. The school raised 1,422 pounds of food. (Photo supplied)

Ms.Jessica Littlewood,MLA presents the Premier’s Citizenship Award to Duncan Giebelhaus. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo) Pictured are Jessica Stoyko, Pam Kiist, Marlowe Glassford and Simon Lopushinsky from FCC’s Vegreville team. Vegreville Food Bank President Olga Jamison and food bank volunteers Sarah Bertram and Edna Rawluk are also pictured.“We’re so grateful to Farm Credit Canada for the donations and the help we’ve received in unloading the food,” Jamison said. The Vegreville Branch of FCC was proud to load up the 1,422 pounds of food raised by AL Horton School and the 113 pounds and $100 from Vegreville Co-op. FCC’s Drive Away Hunger event is a yearly occurrence, and is the largest employee-led food drive in the country. Each year, Vegreville employees load up trucks or trailers with food in October and deliver it to the food bank to help offset the need for extra food in the community. (Michael Simpson/Photo)

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