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Food drive planned for Food Bank

Vegreville resident Brenda Spencer believes in a spirited display of community spirit. She’s rallying the troops to come together for a community-wide food drive for the local food bank on October 18. Volunteers wishing to participate can arrive around 12 noon, grab a route and head out in pairs.

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Michael Simpson Editor Vegreville Fire Chief Jerrold Lemko was this year’s recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Community Volunteer Firefighters Service Association. He was honoured with the award for the years of community service he provided not only as a firefighter, but in support of the commu-

nity at large through his volunteer commitments, ones that have had a positive impact on youth and families, with an emphasis on organized sports. Apparently, winning this prestigious award is a sort of gift that keeps on giving, as the CVFSA also makes a donation to the local food bank in each winner’s municipality as one of the charities of choice that they support.

On September 29, Lemko proudly handed Vegreville Food Bank President Olga Jamison a cheque for $1,000 for the organization, which has seen volumes dip in accordance with the recent economic slump. Jamison gratefully accepted the money, which is used to help purchase perishable food items that need to be stocked on a regular basis at the Food Bank.

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Michael Simpson Editor It happens twice a year, at the time when the Food Bank is in its greatest need. The reference of course is the Emergency Services Stuff an Ambulance event. On Sept. 11 and 12, crews from Vegreville’s emergency services department took up spots at all three local grocery stores, Walmart, No Frills and Vegreville Coop, and asked for support in food donations.

“We were absolutely floored with the amount of support we received,� Emergency Services Assistant Manager Chris Jardine said. The grocery stores themselves donated a great deal, as did people we made contact with at the store. As a result, we were able to raise 1,050 kilograms, a metric ton, of food. We also were grateful to receive a total of $1,142.45 in cash that we were able to donate to the Vegreville Food Bank along with the food.�

On September 29, happy volunteers from the Vegreville Food Bank stood back with smiles as an ambulance loaded with food backed up to the double doors of the Maple Street Worship Center, where the Food Bank is located. Many hands pitched in to unload the vehicle and stock the shelves in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.

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Vegreville Legion takes bite out of Vortex travel costs

The Vegreville Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion has stepped up to help out the Vegreville Vortex with a gracious donation of $1000. Representative for the Legion Susan Essery came out to the field and presented the cheque to Head Coach Anthony Bienvenue. This will definitely help out with the extra travel costs we are faced with this season! (Dellas Baxandall/Submitted)

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Sunshine Club formally unveils Gloria Sen’s mural Rosanne Fortier Vegreville Visual Artist Gloria Sen is now a big part of Vegreville’s Sunshine Club Centre history. On September 26, Gloria’s mural was unveiled for all citizens to view and enjoy. There were about 50 people who viewed it. The mural is a painting of the Sunshine Club’s logo which is a rainbow, dove and clouds. Gloria finished the painting after spending a week of volunteer time, up to eight hours a day on some days, and she said she felt really good during the process and when it was finished. “This was Secretary of Sunshine Club, Jocelan Wagner’s idea and she put quite a bit of time into it. She carried it through from day one, start to finish. She is one of those people who

are very ingenious.” Nick Chrapko said. “October 1 is National Seniors Day and we plan to post this event on the Sunshine Club’s website.” An avid fan of art, Gloria Sen has painted her entire life. Born in the Two Hills area, Gloria experimented with a series of different mediums in her artistic journey and admits her chief inspiration comes from the beauty of nature, notably the vibrant colours she encounters. Gloria has studied art at the Extension Department of the University of Alberta, and achieved anArt certificate from the Washington School of Art in the United States. Gloria has given back by being an art instructor for years, and has seen many of her works featured abroad.

A curtain conceals the work of VVA artist, Gloria Sen’s mural before the unveiling at Vegreville Senior Sunshine Club Center on September 26. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Nick Chrapko, President speaks to the many citizens who attended the unveiling of Gloria Sen’s mural on September 26 at Vegreville Senior Citizen Sunshine Club Center. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

VVA artist, Gloria Sen speaks about her mural to the 50 people who attended the unveiling on September 26. The mural is a painting of the Sunshine Club’s logo; a rainbow, dove and clouds. Gloria finished the painting in a week and she said she felt really good during the process and when it was finished. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Sunshine Club members Dwayne Hlady, Treasurer and Jocelan Wagner, Secretary, unveil VVA artist Gloria Sen’s mural which will have a permanent spot at Vegreville Seniors Sunshine Club Center. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)


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90 Years Ago – September 30, 1925 Some slight damage resulted from a fire in the residence of James McCrea, next to the RMB Hospital, on Wednesday forenoon. When the smoke was frost noticed, an alarm was quickly turned in and the fire brigade responded. The first men to arrive at the home of the principal of the public school, found the blaze came from a closet under the stairs where some paper was burning. It appeared to have got into the partition but a few pails of water put it out. The cause is unknown. Numerous farmers in the Provost district have been robbed of ten dollars, being the listing fee for the sale of their farms in US. The fakirs gave the name and address of an Edmonton office which does not exist. Arthur M. Boutillier of Soda Lake was selected as federal candidate for the new Vegreville constituency by the UFA convention at Mundare last Friday. Mr. Boutillier got 73 ballots on the first vote and the choice was made unanimous.

75 Years Ago – September 25, 1940 Another tale of horror was added to the list of German atrocities when a U-Boat torpedoed a liner en route to Canada with a passenger list comprising adults with many children who were seeking homes in Canada for the duration of the war. No warning was given and the ship sank in half an hour after being torpedoed. 87 children and 206 adults lost their lives. There were 113 survivors who were picked up fourteen hours later by a British warship. Plans are now under way to organize a Junior Beef Club in the Vegreville district. At a meeting of interested parties held some time ago a committee consisting of Bill Schmidt, Lemmie Cole, Paul Smith, Roy Campbell and Frank McCarty was named to consider the possibility of forming a calf club. After contacting junior farmers in their respective districts these men have reported that a Beef Calf Club would prove most popular. Plans are being made to hold an organization meeting immediately after harvest. The purpose of this type of junior club is to put into practice the best available information on the feeding and management of beef calves and at the same time to study beef type and proper finish.

50 Years Ago – September 30, 1965 Construction problems facing the Town of Vegreville with regard to the lowering of the road which runs by the Academic Vocational High School, now being built, disappeared rapidly last week when members of the council met with the County of Minburn Council. The county agreed to do the work providing the town took care of the costs of moving utilities which are underground. The underground services include gas, water, sewer, etc. Also a letter was sent to town council from the County of Minburn pointed out that the school grounds of the Queen Elizabeth School were not left in satisfactory shape following the installation of storm sewers about two years ago. A bill of $1825 was presented to the town by the county. During discussion it was learned that the contractor’s obligations in the matter expired and it was suggested that more information be obtained before any action is to be taken. A perfect 29 Cribbage hand is a rare sight indeed, but last week Cnst. Wayne Morley of the local RCMP detachment, was dealt the jack and three fives, and his opponent Cnst. Leo Peloquin cut up the fourth five enabling him to score the rare 29 hand. Joe Wiedawek witnessed the rate occurrence, and it was the first time that any of the boys had seen the hand turn up in a regular crib game.

25 Years Ago – September 25, 1990 The Environmental Centre in Vegreville could be the central player in the province’s future environment plans, says Alberta Environment Minister Ralph Klein. The annual Terry Fox run in Vegreville netted $4880 in pledges, an increase of $1000 over the previous year. The run on Sept 15 also had 65 participants, almost 20 more than in 1989. Adrienne Tibbitt, another new teacher on the St. Martin’s roster, will take charge of a Grade 6 class but she will also teach a Grade 8 option featuring choral singing and dance. Born in Vermilion, Alberta, Adrienne attended Camrose Lutheran College and University of Alberta where she obtained her B.Ed. degree in December 1989. Students from Vegreville Composite High School are looking forward to attending upcoming conferences. Amrita Kharbanda, Rodney Babineau and Kerri Farion will be attending an exciting all Canadian Student Leadership Conference in Vancouver from October 24 until October 28, 1990. Taneen Fox has been recommended for the Alberta Student Leadership program which runs November 15-18 in Bon Accord. Tracey Smiley will be attending a conference on Multi-Culturalism to be held in Edmonton, October 23-26, 1990.

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.

Ukraine: Peace at Last? Gwynne Dyer The current ceasefire in the war in eastern Ukraine, the so-called Minsk2 agreement, was signed last February, but they never actually ceased firing. In one night last month (14 August), the monitors of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe recorded 175 separate ceasefire violations. On a visit to Kiev that week, British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said that the conflict was “still redhot” and that he could not see an end to the fighting “any time soon.” As late as 11 September Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was condemning Russia’s “neo-imperial aggression” in eastern Ukraine, where an estimated 9,000 Russian soldiers are on the ground in support of the breakaway provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk. But then the music changed. When the annual Yalta European Strategy (YES) forum opened in Kiev on 12 September, Poroshenko announced that the previous night had been the first in the whole conflict with

no shelling. “This is not the end of the war,” he said, “but instead a change in tactics.” Maybe that’s all it is, but if it stops the shooting that would certainly be a step in the right direction. And by and large the shooting really has stopped in the past two weeks, although there is no sign yet that Russian troops are leaving Donetsk and Luhansk provinces. It was really Russian President Vladimir Putin who took the initiative to stop the fighting, although it was his local allies who declared that they would observe a complete ceasefire from 1 September. They did so because Moscow has decided to freeze the conflict, which has now served its main purpose of saving Putin’s face. Putin was deeply embarrassed when the Ukrainians overthrew the proRussian president in Kiev eighteen months ago. His illegal annexation of Crimea, like his encouragement and military support for the rebels in Donetsk and Luhansk, was partly motivated by his need to restore his political position in Russia. Having “lost” Ukraine, Putin also needed to ensure that it didn’t become a base for Western influence, and maybe even NATO troops, on Russia’s southern border. The best way of doing that was to ensnare the new government in Kiev in a chronic lowlevel conflict with Russia

that would cripple Ukraine’s economy and make Western governments very nervous about getting too close. Those goals are now accomplished. Ukraine has effectively lost three provinces (all with Russian-speaking majorities), and a permanent military stalemate between Kiev and its rebelheld provinces means that the likelihood of its ever joining the European Union or NATO is approximately zero. There is no need for further shooting, and Russia does have other fish to fry. Putin never wanted a “new Cold War” that Russia would surely lose. He just wanted to limit the options of a hostile Ukraine. Now that he has succeeded it’s time to freeze the situation – and both Poroshenko and his Western supporters have tacitly accepted that this is the least bad outcome. They took a poll of the assembled experts at the end of the YES conference earlier this month, asking what they thought Ukraine would look like three years from now. 53 percent of the Ukrainian participants, and 58 percent of the international guests, believed that it would see economic growth and stabilization despite a contained, “frozen” conflict in the east. Only 3 percent of each group believed that it would see “economic decline, destabilization, and a further loss of territory.” So move along, please, sir. There’s nothing more to see here. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.


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Food drive planned for Food Bank Michael Simpson Editor

Brenda Spencer was sitting around watching Global News recently when she noticed a piece on the show about a door-to-door food drive taking place to support a food bank. She mused to herself “why can’t we do that here to support our own food bank?” and having no valid reason why not, she’s taken it upon herself to make such a thing happen. Spencer vetted the idea on a local social media site, Vegreville Rant n’ Rave, and received strong support for the idea, she said. “We’re gonna do it, we’re gonna do a food-raising blitz for the Vegreville Food Bank,” Spencer said. “If everyone who is saying they’ll come out shows up, I think we can canvass the whole town in 4 hours tops.” Setting the date of the event for October 18, she is asking anyone who wishes to come and canvass the town with her to meet at the location of the Vegreville Food Bank at the Maple Street Worship Center on 60 St. “I’m putting together a list of routes for people to pair up and knock on doors. We’ll come by and ask for a food donation. If people aren’t going to be home but wish to donate, they’re welcome to put their non perishable food donation on the front step of their home that morning. We’ll be getting started at 12 noon and heading out in groups from there.” Spencer has started a Facebook page for the event to keep volunteers posted in case of any updates: www.facebook. com/events/1501609863484190/ Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving The Impact Vegreville Committee has also taken on the task of generating support for the Food Bank with an upcoming event, the First Annual Community “Thanks-Giving” Pancake Brunch, which is being hosted on October 10 by the Vegreville Regional Museum on the museum

grounds. The museum will be open to tours during the event, which will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and feature a bale maze for the kids as well as a scrumptious pancake breakfast for a modest fee that will be used to help the food bank and support the Vegreville and District Museum as well. Donations of food are also highly encouraged by the IV Committee, as Thanksgiving is a peak time of use for the Vegreville Food Bank. Food Bank volunteers will be on hand to assist at the event and take donations at the brunch, as well as answer any questions for prospective Food Bank volunteers, which President Olga Jamison said are always welcome to the group, which is regularly accessible on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for patrons in need of assistance as well as persons wishing to donate food.

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weeds, but there can be repercussions.” One reason for fall tillage is to get some topsoil on the surface so it warms quickly in the spring and the crops can get off to a quick start. “However, if you have a light textured soil that is easily eroded by wind or water you might think twice before bringing soil to the surface. You try to minimize the amount of stubble that’s buried, and a

To fall till or not Agri-News The decision of whether or not to till in the fall is not one to be made lightly. “Zero tillage has favoured some weeds while others are easily controlled,” says Harry Brook, crop specialist, Alberta AgInfo Centre, Stettler. “Fall tillage can be a useful tool in dealing with some of these

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cultivator will bury less than a disc will. There are also vertical tillage machine now that brings soil up but doesn’t bury a lot of topsoil. You’re trying to find that balance between having enough soil on the surface to warm the soil in the spring, and minimize the risk of erosion problems.” He says a dry year like this can influence the decision on whether to fall till. “If we have light crops and not a lot of residue, you might not need to till. Every time you till, you are adding oxygen to the soil which speeds up organic matter breakdown. And it releases more nitrogen for the next year. However, the downside is that you might be mining your soil’s

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nutrients.” He says it’s important to be very clear why you are fall tilling, if you choose to do so. “If it’s to warm up the soil, perhaps look at other alternatives. If you’ve got really good chaff and straw spreading you might not have to till, but if you have serious weed problems that are not responding to herbicide, some limited tillage might be useful.” “The decision on whether or not to till in the fall can affect spring fertilizer requirements, emergence, soil warming and when you can actually seed,” adds Brook. “The ramifications of cultivating can extend well into the next year.”


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Managing Chronic Health Conditions AHS Submitted Live well and feel better Do you live with a health conditions that requires ongoing management? These are called chronic health conditions and include things like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and even some cancers. Approximately 30 per cent of Albertans report having at least one chronic health condition and for those over 65 years of age, that number more than doubles to over 75 per cent. It’s projected that by 2031, one in five Albertans will be a senior which will increase the demand on our health care system to manage more chronic disease. These stats highlight the importance of providing support and education around chronic disease management to Albertans across the province. Alberta Health Services (AHS) along with community partners and family doctors offer a wide range of resources to help those living with chronic conditions live a long, happy and healthy life. Through the Alberta Healthy Living Program, AHS offers: - disease specific and healthy

lifestyle education classes - supervised exercise programs - self-management workshops, typically offered as the Better Choices, Better HealthÂŽ program which teaches people with a wide range of health conditions to take control of their own health and feel better. The majority of the Alberta Healthy Living Program classes and resources are available free of charge and have been customized to meet local needs including targeted prog ra mming for diverse and vulnerable populations. To find out the classes and resources offered in your community and those available online to help manage chronic conditions visit: http://www.albertahealthservices. ca/10356.asp. More information on chronic disease management is

also available on w w w. or by calling Health Link at 811.

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Correction In the September 23 Issue article titled “EggZotik caters to people with good taste,” it was mistakenly printed that Eggzotik Manager Tracy Irwin was the wife of Eggzotik Owner Murray Berlin. We can confirm now that this is not the case, and apologize for the matrimonial mix up. Mr. Berlin’s wife, Dina, currently resides in Manila, Berlin’s other home when he’s working internationally as a consulting engineer. Tracy Irwin, who oversees operations of the unique local business, continues to raise her family locally.

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Dementia advice now available through Health Link AHS Submitted Alberta Health Services (AHS) is introducing specialized dementia advice available through Health Link to help support individuals and caregivers living with dementia, including people with Alzheimer’s disease. The new dementia advice service was introduced today for residents who call Health Link from the Central, South and North zones of AHS, and is expected to expand provincewide next spring.

By dialing 811 – any time, any day – callers will reach Health Link staff who can assess their needs and provide immediate advice for their health concerns. When needed, callers can also be referred to a specialized dementia nurse for additional support. The dementia nurse, who has extensive training and experience in seniors’ health, will be able to do a more in-depth assessment to gain an understanding of each individual situation. The dementia nurse will

provide support and advice to patients and caregivers, and can connect callers to services available in their community. “Strengthening supports for Albertans with dementia through the new 811 service is a tremendous step forward in making sure people with dementia, their families, and their caregivers have much-needed resources and support available to them,” says Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health. “Our government is pleased and proud to provide fund-

ing for this new service, which means better care is just a phone call away for Albertans whose lives are touched by dementia.” The addition of dementia advice to Health Link has been made possible through a $1.1-million grant from the Government of Alberta. “Providing dementia advice is an important health service both now and looking into the future,” says Lara Osterreicher, AHS Director of Operations for Health Link. CONTINUED TO PAGE 13



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As a Red Deerbased new venture specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF), Bosse regularly fields enquiries from people who want to enter the business of farming for the first time. “Over the last three years, interest in agriculture has definitely picked up,” says Bosse. “We get calls from those retiring from one career who want to go into another, young adults who want to return to the farm, those who want to be part of the rural food trend or those who are new immigrants with previous experience in farming. Really, the variety is very encouraging.” In recent years, AF has been working to provide helpful information to these aspiring farmers. A series of factsheets is available on a variety of topics ranging from finance to production and marketing. What do today’s would-be farmers most want to know? A one-day workshop hosted by Bosse this past fall in Airdrie provided a glimpse of this. Delivered with support from Growing Forward 2, the session covered topics such as: - overview of agriculture in Alberta - business planning - personal suitability assessment - financial management

Interested in farming? Agri-News You might think that all Alberta farmers have generations of farming in their background. While it’s true many farms have operated for generations, Kathy Bosse is on the front lines of something quite different.

- land considerations - resources and education According to Bosse, the most talked-about areas at the workshop were financial management and business planning. In her view, it’s encouraging that these practical topics resonated with the workshop’s 35 participants. “We think it’s important for those who want to get into farming to look at it like getting into any other business,” Bosse says. “They need to have their finances in place and be sure there is a demand for the product or products they produce. It’s really about the business of farming and making sure what you set up has a high possibility of being profitable.” She notes that talking with aspiring farmers is all about presenting a balance between optimism and reality. That’s why events like these can be so valuable. AF invited two experienced farmers to speak at the workshop. One of these speakers, Phil Norregaard, runs a 200head cow-calf operation and grows 500 acres of wheat, barley and canola just east of Balzac. Norregaard told the group he started with six cows and 80 acres and slowly grew the business by using older equipment and avoiding borrowing money. Although he advises that this model isn’t perfect for everybody, he believes that slow, steady growth has worked well for his business. To Norregaard, at the end of the day, if the business side can be made to work out, farming is a great place to be. Even so, a strong Plan B is recommended in case things don’t turn out as planned. “I’m usually the optimistic one,” says Norregaard. “I love my job, and if you love what you do, it just doesn’t feel like work.”

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Bosse liked how this face-to-face format gave participants a valuable combination of practical information and personal experience. With a waiting list for future workshops, AF is planning to offer more of these kinds of sessions in the future. Keep an eye on the GF2 calendar at www.growingforward. for upcoming workshops and events. “We are glad to see such strong interest in agriculture from so many different people,” Bosse says. “The face of farming today is changing from the last number of decades. Like all other industries, it will continue to evolve, and that’s a positive thing.”

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Currently, about 40,000 Albertans are living with dementia, a syndrome that affects memory, thinking, orientation, judgment and ability to carry out daily activities. The number of dementia cases is expected to more than double in Alberta as the baby boom generation moves into older age. By 2038, it is estimated that about one in 10 Albertans over the age of 65, and nearly half over age 90, will be living with dementia. “We’re starting the service in the rural zones because that is where the greatest need is,” says Osterreicher.


“Typically, rural and remote areas don’t have access to the same level of services as our urban centres. Over the next six months, we will evaluate the service and monitor call volumes to make sure it’s meeting the needs of Albertans. We then plan to expand the implementation of the service to both Calgary and Edmonton.” Health Link has worked with AHS’ Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) to develop and implement this new service. “Dementia usually means a slow decline in mental capacity with associated changes in judgment and sometimes in behavior,” says Dr.

Duncan Robertson, Senior Medical Director with the Seniors SCN. “This has a huge impact on the quality of life and well-being of people who live with dementia, as well as their caregivers.” By better supporting individuals and caregivers, the new dementia advice service also aims to reduce the number of avoidable emergency department visits for dementia-related concerns. Tracey Black, AHS Area Director of Mountain View and Clearwater Counties, says Health Link is filling a gap by providing support services to caregivers and people with demen-

News Advertiser PAGE 13 tia within central Alberta. “Until now, many caregivers and people with dementia struggle to find support or resources to aid in their journey,” says Black, Central Zone’s representative on the working group that helped develop this new service. “With Health Link providing specialized registered nurses to this new service, people will be better able to cope and understand what they are dealing with. Living with dementia can be very difficult; however, with this service, opportunities will be available to possibly stay at home and with their loved ones longer.”



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AHS educates and supports healthy living in Vegreville with workshops AHS Submitted Alberta Health Services (AHS) is inviting local individuals to attend supportive health information workshops that are helping Albertans make positive adjustments to their lifestyles. The workshops are offered as part of

the Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP), an AHS initiative designed to promote healthy living and provide easy access to helpful information. The assortment of AHLP workshops cover a range of information, including heart health, weight management, nutrition, diabetes care, chronic illness manage-

ment and more. All AHLP sessions are led by AHS professionals who share their expertise in group discussions and provide support and encouragement to participants. More than 140 educational workshops will be offered throughout Central Zone this spring. Each workshop is free of charge. For more information, or to register for a workshop, please call 1-877-314-6997. Upcoming workshops in Vegreville include: Diabetes The Basics (One session) Learn how to better manage Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. For those newly diagnosed or wanting an update. Tuesday, Oct 27 or Saturday, Nov 14 (9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Vegreville Community Health Centre – 5318 50 St Heart Wise (One session) Learn about high blood pressure, cholesterol and heart healthy nutrition. Wednesday, Oct 28 or Dec 16 (9:00a. m. – 12:00 p.m.) Vegreville Community Health Centre (via Telehealth) – 5318 50 St

Experience what the North has to offer.

Attend an info session at our St. Paul Campus. October 15th, 2015. 5 pm - 8 pm. 5205-50 Ave, St. Paul. For more information, call Meredith at 780-623-5549.

Weight Wise A self-management workshop to learn safe and effective strategies to manage weight. Vegreville Community Health Centre – 5318 50 St 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m October 8: Lifestyle Change: A Toolkit for Success October 21: Managing Hunger And Appetite November 4: The Top 5 Tips to Reduce Calories Dec 2: Nutrition: Eating Away from Home and on Special Occasions To access the full schedule of upcoming AHLP sessions throughout Central Alberta please visit assets/programs/ps-cdm-central-calendar-2015-fall.pdf. Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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Reality of education spending in Alberta Deani Neven Van Pelt, Ben Eisen Troy Media In some quarters, it is taken as a given that Alberta’s schools are underfunded. Critics cite rising class sizes and slipping international test scores (in some areas) as evidence that more money is needed. An examination of the relevant evidence, however, brings much needed clarity and shows that Alberta’s schools are simply not underfunded. Despite chronic complaints from some about funding levels, spending on public school education in Alberta has not been cut and has in fact increased markedly over the last decade. The problems observed in our public schools simply cannot be explained by a lack of resources. Consider that Alberta spent $7.9 billion on education in public schools in 2012-13, the most recent year of available data. This is $3.3 billion more than was spent in 2003-04 - an increase of 71.8 per cent. This rapid increase in spending occurred during a time when student enrolment increased by only 7.6 per cent. It’s true that Alberta is the only province in Canada with rising student enrolment levels, but the increasing number of students does not account for a large share of the observed spending increases. As a result of spending growth significantly exceeding enrolment growth, per-student spending in Alberta’s schools grew by 59.7 per cent during this time frame. In other words, the province is now spending much more money on only a few more students. Clearly spending on education is going up. The natural question to ask is: why? The answer, in short, is increased spending on compensation. As is the norm in service-oriented sectors of our economy, the bulk of spending in education is on compensation. Fully threequarters (76.7 per cent) of all education spend-

ing in Alberta’s public schools is consumed by compensation, which includes salaries, benefits and pensions. Indeed, 75 per cent of the entire $3.3 billion increase in education spending was allocated to increased compensation costs for both teaching and non-teaching staff in public schools. Of note is the larger and larger share of compensation costs consumed by pensions. Government-sector employees generally enjoy premium pensions compared to those in the private sector. Teachers and nonteaching staff in public schools are no different. In Alberta, pension costs increased in Alberta by 142.4 per cent, rising from $385 million to $932 million in annual spending between 2003-04 and 2012-13. In 2012-13, about 12 cents of every dollar spent on education in Alberta went to pensions, a proportion higher than any other province. Greater diligence in managing these costs through reform will be needed sooner rather than later as pension costs continue to crowd-out other education spending. Conversations about how our schools perform and how they can

do better must be informed by the relevant data. And the data show that far from experiencing a crisis of underfunding, government spending in Alberta’s public schools has actually increased significantly in recent years, and at a much faster rate than student enrolment. This evidence of increased education spending diffuses any notion that a shortage of resources is to blame for the challenges facing Alberta’s public schools. Deani Neven Van Pelt is the director of the Barbara Mitchell Centre for Improvement in Education and Ben Eisen is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Fraser Institute.


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Meet the teacher night at Andrew School

Jennifer and Everett Mercier enjoyed hot dogs and corn on the cob during the Andrew School ‘Meet the Teacher Night’on September 9. Parents toured the classrooms and enjoyed some conversation and laughs with the Andrew School staff and community.

Educational assistant, Joanie Malowany and teacher Tanya Gehlert served up fresh corn on the cob during the Andrew School’s ‘Meet the Teacher Night’ on September 9.

Gavin and Brooke Hamaliuk rode their bikes over to Andrew School and enjoyed hot dogs & corn on the cob during the Andrew School ‘Meet the Teacher Night’ on September 9.

New Andrew School teacher, Kyle Hazlehurst, was in charge of barbecuing the hotdogs during the ‘Meet the Teacher Night’ on September 9. (Andrew School/Photos submitted)

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Repairing a relationship after a fight Karin Hitchcock time out if you feel escalated! It’s All couples disagree. Conflict is okay to walk away for a few minutes inevitable in a relationship; it’s how (or hours), do some “self soothing” we deal with conflict that’s and come back when both important. Many of us partners are calm. This have learned different might be as simple as askstrategies for dealing with ing for a time out. If you fights (usually modeled by can, set a time to discuss it our own families) which later (like after supper). may (or may not) include Don’t ignore it because it yelling and swearing, talkwill continue to fester and ing it out, avoidance, then continue to build. Karin Hitchcock, M. C., CCC ignoring, throwing and John Gottman, a relaCommunity Counsellor breaking objects, and tionship expert, studied agreeing (when we don’t want to couples who were married for many agree). When conflicts arise in your years (some for more than 50 years) partner relationship, there are a and discovered some of the stratenumber of positive and healthy gies that couples practice when they things that you can do to try and repair the relationship. It’s important to note that all relationships consist of two different people who have their own experiences, ideas, upbringing, values, and issues. Couples who are successful in dealing with fights and disagreements do the following: they try to solve the situation early have to deal with conflict. First of (they don’t wait a week), they focus all, they focus on their emotions. on being calm before they talk about How did the situation make each the situation, and they are gentle partner feel? They use language with each other. Another successful that identifies their own emotion strategy that works for partners is to and situation. For example, one focus on developing empathy and partner might say, “I feel really understanding towards their spouse. angry when you don’t call me when The couple becomes invested in you are going to be late because I “pushing through” the conflict so get anxious that something has hapthat they can get to the other side pened to you.” The other partner and continue with the positive will then say, “You get worried when aspects of the relationship. They I’m late.” Being heard and underknow that they can get through stood is significant in repairing the these “ups and downs” and they relationship. don’t give up. Both partners need to take responSo what do you do when you get sibility for their part in the conflict. into a heated argument or fight? Because we are human, we often One of the first things is to have a want to blame others for our actions

and emotions. It’s important that each person looks closely at his or her behaviours and asks, “How did I contribute to this situation?” This is incredibly hard to do because it means that we may have made a mistake, and let’s face it, we don’t like to admit when we are wrong. This also means that we may have to apologize but not immediately. There are times when one partner will try to deal with any conflict by saying that they are “sorry,” and assuming all of the responsibility. This isn’t healthy because it discourages the other partner from taking responsibility for his or her actions. What are some ways to repair? Couples need to figure out what works for their relationship. Here are a few suggestions: You can say, “Please say that more gently,” “That felt like an insult,” “Just listen to me right now and try to understand,” “Can you kiss me?” “Let me try again,” Can we take a break?” “I agree with part of what you are saying,” “We are getting off track,” “That’s a good point,” or you can also use physical touch to help, like asking for a hug, or holding hands with your partner. A highly suggested read is Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman. It’s an easy

read, based on research, and gives some great suggestions for repairing your relationship after a fight. You can easily find it in paperback at your local bookstore or online. Karin Hitchcock, M. C., is currently the Community Counsellor at FCSS in Vegreville. She is a member of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association. She is passionate about creating healthy repair efforts in couple’s and family relationships.

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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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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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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

Moving Sale: 4604-52 Ave., Two Hills, October 1 from 2pm – 7pm, October 2 from 9am – 7pm, and October 3 from 9am – 4pm.

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Large Garage Sale Continues. Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 5625 – 51 Street

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HELP WANTED Farm labourer wanted. Phone 780-208-2841 Village of Ryley - Public Works Lead Position - Full Time – Permanent. The Village of Ryley is looking for an energetic individual who is interested in working in our thriving community. We are looking for a self-motivated, team player to join our team. We offer a supportive workplace setting that promotes transparency, innovation and community building. Duties and Responsibilities: Operation of various equipment and vehicles. Maintain roads and lane ways. Perform a variety of safe and efficient manual labour related duties. Maintenance and distribution of sewage systems as required. Ability to work in all types of weather. Responsible for, and/or oversight of, maintenance and repair of village equipment, machinery and buildings. Must participate in basic safety training as required. Demonstrate good customer service skills. Qualifcations: High school diploma. WHMIS & First aid certifcation would be an asset but not necessary. Valid class 5 Alberta driver’s license is required. Experience in operating equipment. Ability to work fexible hours and weekends. Provide a current drivers abstract. The ability to use hand tools and lift heavy objects. For initial consideration your resume must be received at the village office by October 2, 2015. If you are interested in joining our team please forward your resume to: Janet Winsnes, Village of Ryley, Box 230 Ryley, Alberta T0B 4A0. Phone: (780) 663-3653, Fax: (780) 663-3541, Email:

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 3 Bedroom Home on Acreage in Vegreville limits. $3000/mth. Call 780-632-1376

New 3 bdrm duplex Vegreville. $685/mo. Call 780-603-0692. New developments. 4 Bdrm house Vegreville. Fenced lot. N/S, N/P, $1600/mo. D/D same. Phone 780-632-4487 Advertise your rental property here for as little as $7.95 per week!

HORSES Due to illness must sell 4 horses. Phone 780-3653797 or text 780-603-4905

Furnished 2 bdrm home main flr. North part of Veg. $850/mo + utilities. 780603-0833. No Smokers – No Pets.


House For Rent Available Oct. 1 – 3 Bedroom, 1 ½ Bath, Basement Partly finished, 5 appliances, carport and garage. DD 1150. Rent 1150. Call 780-632-9835 For appointment to view. NO PETS.

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

House for $850 + utilities. 2 Bedrooms. Phone 780908-4066, 780-275-0908. + Damage and Deposit; References Required.


Double wide mobile home. Newly renovated, N/P. Available October 1. Phone 780-632-1551 3 Bdrm mobile home. N/P. Available October 1. Phone 780-632-1551 2 Bdrm house Mundare. $850/mo. Phone 780-6320321 Cozy 660 sq. ft., 2 bdrm house with garage. 35 miles East of Edmonton on Hwy. 16. $1200/month including power and gas. Phone 780463-3584 4 Bdrm house in Willingdon, N/S, N/P. Phone 587-2802775 Newly renovated 3 bdrm house, Vegreville. $1400/ mo. Single garage. Call or text 780-686-9608

HOMES FOR SALE By Owner. 1 bdrm house for sale, 50x150 ft. lot. New furnace, new hot water tank. Sewage line upgraded. Moving. Must sell. $85,000. Phone Darcy 780-233-9732 Two Hills – Must sell house on corner lot, beautiful view, ready to be renovated. Call John now at 780-709-6963 or Carla at 780-456-4141

MONTANA, WYOMING, New Mexico acreage starting at $485/acre. Owner financing O.A.C. Building sites, roads, views, elk, natl forest! 1-800-682-8088


For Sale: 1 year old free run brown laying hens, $2.00 each. Pick up October 3 & 10. Near Two Hills. Phone 780-603-9047


Must sell 65 x 150 serviced lot in Smoky Lake. Quiet area. Perfect for your dream home. Call John now at 780-709-6963 or Carla at 780-456-4141


For Sale: 2 – 750 MF Combines. Phone 780-6031330 750 Massey combine. 2045 hrs, shedded, field ready. Phone 780-658-2253

3 – 1984-1985 White 8920 combines w/direct drive or gear boxes for threshing. Shedded. Field ready. Very good condition. Phone 780-764-2152, 780-7180746 1988 18 ft. 722 CI Swather w/Schumaker wobble box and hitch for pulling swath roller. Shedded. Diesel motor. MacDon pick up reel. Excellent condition! Phone 780-764-2152, 780718-0746

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Creative Crafts and Gifts Galore Crafts & Trade Show Sat. Oct.17th, 10am-4pm. Derwent Rec. Centre. Over 90 tables booked to date with many new exhibitors. Over 600 in attendance. Numerous door prizes. Call Debbie Nazarchuk at 780-7412218

SHARED ACCOMODATIONS 2 spacious rooms for rent on acreage between Vegreville and Two Hills. If interested contact 587280-0721 Clean, quiet furnished room. Utilities included. Vegreville. $500/month. Phone 780-993-3819

Carol Senz from the Farm Safety Centre spoke to grade 5 & 6 students at Andrew School on ATV safety – “One Seat-One Rider.” Through the Farm Safety Centre “Safety Smarts” presentations, rural students learn to be safe around a wide variety of potential hazards. (Andrew School/Submitted)


20 White and Ringneck doves, $25/pr. Phone 780365-3797 or text 780-6034905 AKC STANDARD Poodle puppies, males & females, blacks, browns, reds & apricots, parents genetically tested, good lines, great temperaments, vaccinations current, microchipped, 2-year health guarantee, accepting deposits now, shipping available. 509-582-6027 Kennewick For Sale: 1 – 5 month old pup & 1 – 2 yr. old male dog. Border Collie/Blue Heeler cross. Out of working stock. Phone 780-688-2265

Farm kittens, orange, 3 months old. Learning to hunt mice. Phone 780-768-2390 To good home, indoor cats & kittens. Fixed. Phone 780-632-3868 or 780-2750042 Farm kittens to give away. Phone 780-658-3382 6 orange kittens, 2 black with white markings; 2 adult orange cats, male & female. Call evenings 780-6882287 Farm cats and kittens. Phone 780-632-6105, 780632-7397 Cabinet model Panasonic TV. Excellent Condition. Phone 780-632-3024

For Sale: 1 year old spayed Maremma cross pup. Phone 780-632-1340



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

Carol Senz from the Farm Safety Centre spoke to grade 1 & 2 students at Andrew School on staying safe on the farm and on the acreage. These presentations are offered free to rural schools to protect our students from real risks encountered by children in rural areas. (Andrew School/Submitted)

Terrific turnout for Terry Fox in Andrew

2000 Dodge Dakota V8 4x4 Farm Truck. $1,600. 780-922-5999. 2006 Honda Pilot 6 passenger SUV. Loaded. $5750. 780-994-3005


For Sale Fall Triticale seed. Phone 780-603-8901

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SERVICES WANTED 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

Andrew School held its annual Terry Fox Run on Tuesday, September 22. The cool temperatures and threat of rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits as students and staff raced around the Village of Andrew. The top fundraisers each received a commemorative T-shirt depicting 35 years for the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. A total of $1,774 was raised by students and staff. Many students and staff wore tags on their clothing stating who they were running for. Well done, Andrew School! (Andrew School/Submitted)



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CARD OF THANKS PALICHUK, Iris The family of Iris Palichuk would like to thank everyone who attended the prayer service, funeral service & luncheons, to share in our grief at our great loss of our beloved Mother, Baba, Wife & Friend. Thank you for your expression of sympathy and compassion and for all your heartfelt cards of condolences, kind words, flowers & donations made in “Memory of Iris”. Iris was a very Special Person to so many. We would like to thank Pastor Dallas Siggelkow from the Maple Street Worship Centre for presiding over the Prayer and Church Service and for giving Iris peace. Our sincere thanks to St. Joseph’s hospital staff in the Emergency Department, Laboratory, Admitting Desk, as well as the Nurses & Staff on the Second Floor. You did a wonderful job treating Iris with genuine care, respect & dignity over the past three years as she struggled with leukemia and other issues. Thank you to Joyce Rosychuk and Deanna (Connie) Misik for taking the time and sharing your precious memories & stories of growing up with Iris. A special thank you to Mary Matwe, a wonderful friend of Iris’, for making Perishke for the funeral luncheon as Mom had requested of Mary, and she did! Thank you to Rose Kisilevich for preparing the food and looking after the catering also at Iris’s request. A heartfelt thanks to George, Sarah, Frieda & the ladies from the Harry Hill Hutterite Colony for unexpectedly coming & singing such beautiful hymns in honor of Iris at the Prayer service. Your act of kindness will never be forgotten by the family, “Mom would smile and say “Well Done”. Thank you to Janet & Dale from Park Memorial Funeral Home for your assistance & services in our time of sorrow. Our Sincere Thanks & Appreciation, from The Palichuk, Keppler, Albrecht and Josten Families. BUCKLAND, William (Bill) The family of William (Bill) Buckland wish to express their deep appreciation to relatives and friends who offered such kindness, support and messages of sympathy and comfort in our bereavement. Thank you for the cards, flowers, charity donations, visits and phone calls. We especially wish to thank members of the Vegreville Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 39 for their exemplary participation in the Memorial Service, Legion Ladies Auxiliary for the lovely luncheon, Reverend Carolyn Woodall for officiating, Dr. Strydom and the nursing staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Century Park and Heritage House for their care and to Gordon and Patti, Autumn Rose for their caring ways and guidance. Special thanks to those who spent time with Dad. The family of William (Bill) Buckland



BODNAR, Anne It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved and cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Anne Bodnar of Two Hills, formerly of Brosseau. Anne was born December 11, 1931 in Derwent, and passed away at the age of 83 on Sunday, September 20, 2015 in Two Hills, with family by her side. Left to cherish her memory are 5 sons and 1 daughter, Gordon (Gladys), Tony (Judy), Christine (Cliff), Zen (Lila), Ken (Bonnie) and George (Maryann); 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Delores) Mohyluk; sister-in-law, Joan Mohyluk; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Anne was predeceased by her husband, George Bodnar on December 14, 2011; her parents, William and Sophie Mohyluk; and 3 brothers, Walter, Peter and John. A Prayer Service was held on Thursday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Ukrainian Cultural Centre, St. Paul. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, September 25, at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Ukrainian Cultural Centre, St. Paul. Reverend Father Peter Haugen officiated with interment in Union Cemetery, St. Paul. If desired, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Canada, Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association, Hillside Lodge or Two Hills Long Term Care c/o 5626 - 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 - 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677

Lowe, Darcy Wilfred April 6, 1930 to August 27, 2015 It is with deep sadness that the family of Darcy Wilfred Lowe announce his passing on August 27, 2015. Dad is survived by his wife of sixty one years, Jennie Anne Lowe, his children Derrien (Cindy), Leanne (Mike), Sheldon (Donna) and Shaun (Dody), nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Chelsea in 2010. Dad was born in Beaverlodge, Alberta but lived the majority of his life in Vegreville. He took great pride in his work and especially enjoyed operating the grader for The Department of Highways, The County of Minburn and The Town of Vegreville. Without a doubt though, his greatest passions were his family and friends. He enjoyed nothing more than socializing and swapping stories. He was the proverbial ‘rock’ in our family and we are going to miss his voice, the sparkle in his eyes, stories, jokes, teasing, tobacco scent, trademark whisker rubs, bear hugs and solid handshakes. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of Dad’s caregivers from the Homestead Lodge, Century Park and the Vegreville Care Centre. We know you took great care of him and we appreciate it immensely. A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1- 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion – Vegreville Branch (5037-52 Avenue.) In lieu of flowers, donations made to a charity of your choice would be much appreciated. To send condolences visit www. Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800


MOTIUK, Gary Wayne April 23, 1955 – October 6, 2013 I thought of you today, But that is nothing new. I thought of you yesterday, And days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories And your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake From which I’ll never part. God has you in His loving arms, I have you in my heart. Forever loved and remembered. Deb, Kim, Steve & Family, Colin, Nicolle & Family, Michael & Jen


SKOROPAD, Richard On September 22, 2015 Richard Skoropad of Mundare, formerly of Ranfurly, passed away at the age of 53 years. Richard is survived by his loving mother, Gloria; two brothers, Rodney and Ryan; niece, Laryssa; also numerous relatives and friends. Predeceased by his father, David; brother, Russell; and grandparents. Celebration of Life Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Plain Lake. Reverend Don Bodnar officiating with inurnment at Plain Lake Cemetery. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to Haying in the 30’s or a charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, visit PARK MEMORIAL LTD. VEGREVILLE 780-632-2000 FAMILY OWNED FUNERAL HOME

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YURKO, Kost (Constantin) May 29, 1927 – September 23, 2015 On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Kost John Yurko of Vegreville, Alberta formerly of Hairy Hill went to be with the Lord he loved at the age of 88. Kost is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Alice (Elsie) ; his children Diane (Wayne) Toma, Don, Julie (Marvin) Malin, Connie (Leonard) Paulencu, Christie (Randy) Warawa and Mercy (Dean) Nickel; fourteen grandchildren; eleven greatgrandchildren; one sister Mary Humeny; sister in law Kay Yurko; along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Kost was predeceased by son Mitchell; daughter Linda; great granddaughter Addison; his parents John and Helen Yurko; brothers Mike, William (Mary) and George; sisters Doris (Steve) Bezovie and Rose; brother in law Bill Humeny. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Vegreville Alliance Church (4606-55 Avenue) with Reverend Darryl Crocker officiating. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the “Vegreville Alliance Church” or the “Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta.” To send condolences visit www. Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800


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Vegreville Visual Artists showcase their masterpieces Vegreville Visual Artist, Nadine Crain paints a three piece acrylic painting at the VVA Art Sale and Display at Vegreville Rotary Rendezvous Park on September 12. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier Vegreville Rotary Rendezvous Park was a canvas of artwork on September 12 from Vegreville Visual Artists’ Art Sale and Display. The featured artists at this location and around the downtown core were Leora Johnston, Lorriane Ziegler, Marg Varga, Nadine Crain, Pam Borchardt, DOSC with Henry Uniat and Cathy D, Cara Speidel and Diane Fausak. “We hold this to support town ventures and Vegreville Visual Artists.” Marg Varga, Organizer said. The Vegreville Visual Artists is a conglomeration of local artists that have the ability to promote their works and the arts in general through the unified voice of the VVA. As their presence has grown in the past year and a half so has their ambition, having recently hosted a successful marketplace at Elks Park during vEGGfest. Works are periodically displayed at the Vegreville

Vegreville Visual Artist, Leora Johnston showcases her oil and acrylic paintings at the VVA Art Sale and Display. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Centennial Library on a rotating basis, and columns are regularly featured in the News Advertiser. The current How To series is intended to give an introductory look at the processes involved in various art mediums, from oil and acrylic paintings to encaustic wax and fused glass. The VVA can be reached online through Facebook at


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Absolutely stunning character home located on the very desirable south side of Vegreville. This beautiful 2.5 storey home was built in 1938 and boasts 2784 sq ft with a full unfinished basement and an attic waiting to be developed. Walking up to the property the first thing one notices is the landscaping and of course the wonderfully maintained “proud” home. The first floor features the formal living room with hardwood floors and decorative fire place, 2 bedrooms including the master with a 2 pc ensuite, kitchen with attached dining room, a 4 pc main bath and a sun room with in floor heating. From the dining room patio doors open to the landscaped back yard and partial wrap around deck. One will also find the detached oversized double garage with 220 wiring and long driveway perfect for RV parking. The second floor contains 2 more bedrooms, laundry room and storage, a bathroom with a claw foot tub, and a large family room with wood burning fireplace and balcony for those morning coffees. Must See!!! Call Royal LePage Homewise Realty for more information.

“Spudnik” When Don Serediak brought this pair of foot-long potatoes by to behold, we had a time at the office turning them this way and that to decide what the pair of russet potatoes resembled the most. Serediak swears in his 70 years of gardening he’s never grown potatoes that large. Ultimately as we have a tendency to name things as humans,we’ve dubbed the potato on the left “Spudnik” for its satellite shape, and the fellow on the right in honour of the Beatles song “I am the Walrus”. We also have too much time on our hands. Pretty sure Don just called ‘em “dinner.” (Michael Simpson/Photo)

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Natural formulas for feeding infants

Mothers with their bright and adorable infants attend the Infant Feeding: Making Baby Food presentation held by Parent Link and facilitated by Delone Abercrombie, AHS Public Health Registered Dietitian. Heather Frayne, Program Coordinator with Parent Link Centre, Hayley Scholze, volunteer for Parent Link and Yoon Sun Lee, dietetic intern attended to inform parents in the future. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Infant Jade seems to be listening attentively while her mother, Nancy attends the Infant Feeding: Making Baby Food presentation held at Vegreville Centennial Library on September 23. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier For six month old infants, solid food doesn’t have the calories and nutrition that formula and breast milk has. Physically, babies aren’t ready for solid foods until they are six months old because their digestive system isn’t completely developed and there’s a greatly chance of choking or the development of allergies. An infant is usually ready to eat solid food when they can sit up and hold their head up. This information and more was presented at the Infant Feeding: Making Baby Food presentation held by Parent Link and facilitated by Delone Abercrombie, an Alberta Health Services Public Health Registered Dietitian. The presentation was held at the Vegreville Centennial Library on September 23. Heather Frayne, Program Coordinator with Parent Link Centre, Hayley Scholze, volunteer for Parent Link and Yoon Sun Lee, dietetic intern, attended to bring back information to parents in the future. “You can start your infant on any food you want. Meat or other foods that is rich in iron should be the first ones you introduce.” Abercrombie said. “Start with one new

solid food and wait a few days to introduce another solid food to prevent a reaction.” “The reasons why you should make your own baby foods is it has greater nutrients and you can control what you put into it; the amount of salt, sugar and starch and you’re not mixing anything in there that you’re not aware of. The difference in color, texture, and taste is there too.” Abercrombie mentioned. “Then you move your baby to eat what you eat. What a woman eats comes through in her breast milk and your baby is already familiar with this food.” The presentation progressed to a demonstration by Abercrombie where she showed how to make baby food. “Water makes meat tender and adds flavor.” Mothers tried out the homemade food and they admitted that it tasted more like chicken and real food than store-bought baby food does. It was noted that from six to seven months, babies need food that is strained, pureed, smooth and mashed. From eight to nine months, food should be grated, minced, lumpy and cut-up. At 10 to 12 months, parents should introduce soft foods, finely chopped, foods that soften or dissolve in the mouth.


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VALID’s peaceful year

(left to right) Jody Nicholson,VALID Executive Director, presents the Team Building Award to the staff at Pot o’ Gold.(In no participator order) Philip,Melanie,Melissa,Hayley,Wayne and Lorraine. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

(Right to left) Karen Streets and Darlene Fell,Coordinator of Finance present the Marg Imesch Memorial Award of Employee Excellence to Kathleen Bohaychuk who accepted the award on behalf of Shelley Fraser and Kira Brisebois.(Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

PDD’s regional director Dale Drummond noted the changing mandate of the organization.“[We are helping not only] PDD [candidates], but also families and children [from] the Alberta Brain Injury Program. We are becoming a one-stop for disability services.”(Rosanne Fortier/Photo) Val Miller,Board Chair presents the Staff Recognition of Excellence Award to Lorraine Korpan,employee of Pot o’Gold.(Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier VALID appreciated having a quiet year in 2015. On September 23, the Vegreville Association for Living in Dignity presented their Annual General Meeting at Vegreville Legion Hall. The evening began with dining on a delightful blend of appetizers and wine. Then Board Chairwoman Val Miller’s address was presented. “Nothing came to mind for major

events this year. I must admit that quiet is good! “We are in a strong financial position,” Miller stated. “A major renovation has recently been completed at East residence, including new paint, f looring, and new cupboards, sink and countertops in the upstairs kitchen. The Pot of Gold building has had improvements too. The addition of metal siding has created a successful face lift to the building. “VALID clients and staff continue to serve our community through many volunteer activities. “We are very pleased to have a strong core group of long term staff who

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ability services. “Jody runs a really good ship here and a good organization and VALID needs to be commended for being a good, strong organization.” This was followed by the Recognition Award Presentation. The Outstanding Community Employment Award identifies an employer who is inclusive and provided opporMany cheerful professionals, board members, clients and citizens attended VALID’s General Meeting on September 23. It was tunities for indinoted that VALID had a peaceful year that was able to meet the needs of the clients well. viduals to achieve continue to ‘step up to the plate’ as Mongeon for three years. employment, needed when circumstances have Special guest, Bonnie Lashewicz, social and interpersonal skills at their required.” from the University of Calgary’s place of work. The recipient for this During her presentation, Miller took Rehabilitation and Disability Studies time to acknowledge the loss of a program, spoke about how excited she major advocate for VALID and the was to work in partnership with people the organization serves. “We VALID and Executive Director, Jody are deeply saddened at the sudden loss Nicholson. “[For a number of years of fellow board member, Glenn now] the work we have been leading is Hennig. Glenn had a passion for his in relation to the dynamics of care for work, a cheerful disposition, and truly people with disabilities. We are doing cared about the people he served. He an in-depth look at how people who will be deeply missed,” she said. are labeled with a disability diagnosis “As we look to the future, we con- express themselves and how the voice tinue to watch the Provincial of those people has been under-repreGovernment to see their direction, as sented in research. Our position is well as await a new contract before we they need to have more to say for undertake some of the plans we would themselves than they been given like to implement. And we continue credit for. They have more capacity to strive to provide the best programs than has been recognized.” and homes we can for the people we Persons with Developmental serve.” Disabilities (PDD) Regional Director The financial report was presented Dale Drummond offered a celebration next and this disclosed that VALID to those who do hard work for the had a successful financial year in organization. “Last year, we noted 2015. that we were assisting not just PDD, The Slate of Officers reelected but also families and children from Joanne Dubuc for two years, Gus the Alberta Brain Injury Program. Borzel for two years and Lynn We are becoming a one-stop for dis-

(Left to right) Karen Streets and Philip Fraser present the Outstanding Community Employment Award to Vegreville’s Tim Hortons’ owner, Colleen Krill. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

News Advertiser insider PAGE 3 award was Tim Hortons’ owner, Colleen Krill. The Staff Recognition of Excellence Award is given to an employee who is calm, cool and patient. The recipient for this award goes far beyond their job description in meeting the needs of the people they serve. The recipient for this award was Lorraine Korpan from Pot of Gold. The Marg Imesch Memorial Award of Employee Excellence is given to outstanding staff members. These employees are positive, well-rounded individuals who contribute daily to VALID. The recipients for this award were Shelley Fraser and Kira Brisebois. Team Building Award is to recognize a staff team who inspires and motivates others to work towards a share vision. They work well together, are giving, helpful and friendly to everyone they encounter. The winners for this award were the team at Pot of Gold; Hayley, Lorraine, Philip, Melanie, Melissa, and Wayne.


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October Newsletter 2015 Brought to you by... The Vegreville & District Child Development Coalition

Reading to children is important at all ages You do not need to wait for your child/baby to reach a certain age to begin reading to him/her. Babies at a very young age can see the bright colors of the pictures in the book. They recognize your voice and by adding expression your child will want to pay attention. Children benefit from hearing stories read aloud to them. Point to the pictures and say the word associated with the picture you are pointing to. This helps associate the words with the pictures and objects. By reading and pointing to the objects you are helping develop language, imagination and the awareness of the world around them.

The $500 Kin Bursary from the Kinette Club of Vegreville is open to all Grade 12 students who have completed their courses and volunteer in the community. Applicants need to be able to show a record of hours of service to the community to be eligible to apply for the bursary that can be used towards any post-secondary education.This year, Danielle Giffin was the recipient of the $500 Kin Bursary from the Kinette Club of Vegreville. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Start by reading children’s books with plenty of rhymes and repetition. Books with a few words on each page is a great way to introduce books. Find a time that works with your family and be consistent. Reading every day is a great habit to get into. Many families find that the time before bed is a great time to read together. Read with lots of expression. This adds to the excitement of the story and the child will be more likely to want to continue on with the story or ask for more stories. As your child gets older, encourage your child to follow along with the words while reading the story. You can do this by pointing to the words as you read to them. This again demonstrates that the words have meaning. Gradually have your child point to the words as you read them. Children will start to recognize that letters have constant sounds and will be able to soon put the sounds together with the letters. As your children grow and learn begin asking open ended questions about the story. What do you think is going to happen next?, How do you think the character is feeling? What is happening in the picture? By doing this you are getting the child to think about the story and at the same time you are developing their comprehension skills. By introducing stories at a young age you are demonstrating to your child that reading is an important part of life. There are many programs offered by organizations in the community that incorporate reading - look into attending one with your child today!

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McKinley Makowecki’s time with STEM grows opportunities

McKinley Makowecki,a student at St.Mary’s High School,spent all of July in Newfoundland in the SHAD program which focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines at University campuses. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier McKinley Makowecki’s experiences with the SHAD program this summer may contribute to improvements in the lives of those with disabilities. McKinley, a well-

rounded student at St. Mary’s High School in Vegreville, admitted that she had a blast when she spent all of July in Newfoundland in the SHAD program which focused on STEM (science, technol-

ogy, engineering and math) disciplines at University campuses. “When I first entered, there were lots of different people that I didn’t know and we had to spend 24 hours a day together. This made me really open up and get to know them better quickly but it wasn’t that difficult for me because I’m a naturally outgoing person.” McKinley said. “In the program, we focused a lot on entrepreneurship. We had to make a project. I followed the theme ‘Why Don’t We Play Outside.’ We spent about three or four hours in a day in a group working on this project and at the end of the four weeks, we had to go and present it. My project was a wheelchair design that enhances a wheelchair’s uses to be able to go outside more easily. They can use it even on mud and grass.” McKinley explained. “I was on the marketing side of it so I learned how to promote it effectively. We had to come up with our target market. Then at the end of the four weeks, we presented it to a bunch of professions and I believe they liked my presentation.” “There were six different groups and we all joined the winning group. Next month in October, I will go to Waterloo to present my project against all the other campuses and see if my group won. McKinley said the challenges varied with the areas kids focused on. “We did a math

obstacle course which was a scavenger hunt where you had to find a math question on the campus and answer it. Those were the hardest math questions I have ever seen. But I got them right. This hunt was good because it made me think, actually the whole program made my mind excel. “I learned skills in discipline from going to the classrooms at 6 a.m. and sitting in a three hour lecture with 80 other kids. This experience and staying in dorms prepared me and opened my eyes to what university will be like. I also know how to organize my notes in school better now.” McKinley said. “I made a lot of new friends. We got to know all of the 80 kids there very well. There were some kids that I became closer to and I have two friends I will be staying with when I go to Waterloo, near Toronto, in October.” The change of scenery was also nice, according to McKinley. “Newfoundland was really nice. It was cool outside and a completely different atmosphere. British Columbia and Hawaii have sand beaches near the ocean and at Newfoundland, there are rocks beside the ocean instead of sand. Then the houses are bright colored houses; mainly in red and yellow.” she said.

Allia De Grano’s journey in China Rosanne Fortier Allia De Grano is a Grade 11 student at St. Mary’s High School. She was born and lived in the Philippines until she was eight-years-old, resided in Toronto for one year and has lived in Vegreville for the last six years. Allia’s goal is to be an electrical engineer when she finishes school. From July 31 to August 11, 2015, Allia participated in the Alberta Student Summer Camp in Mile City, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China. The mission of this program is to improve cultural understanding and cultivate international friendships between the younger generations of both countries. Also, Alberta and China have a cooperative, long-standing relationship that has gone on for 50 years. Allia believes moving to Canada when she was eight helped her enjoy this experience because she knew what it was like to be put in a different cultural situation. “I didn’t know anything about China before I went on this trip; so it was an amazing experience to go there. I loved it. The Yunnan Province is very proud of their 24 cultural minorities and they presented and showcased this in their village. We got to go through there and learn about each minority and saw an impressionist show where there was music and dancing and learned about some of the myths of their culture,” Allia said. “China is a lot more crowded than Canada. But otherwise, it wasn’t as different as I thought it would be. We went to a student’s home and it was just like our homes; they talked together, laughed, told their stories and loved their families and their cultures and celebrated their own.” Allia explained. “We only had about three one-and-a-half hour classes in Chinese. The teachers were very nice. Then we had a martial arts class and a Chinese dance class. The dances are a lot more graceful; from move-to-move, you had to learn really gorgeous steps. The martial arts flowed into the next move. It was graceful also.” “We took a chairlift to the top of a mountain that was right beside a city. So, we got to see all the sky scrapers. Then we had to climb down stone steps. It was very crowded and hot when we tried to climb down and the stairs were all irregular and weathered so you couldn’t get a rhythm and had to watch each step when you climbed down. “We went outside a temple and behind this was a giant golden Buddha that was sitting on the hillside watching over everything. We didn’t get a chance to look at it but it is indescribable and very cool; the way they celebrate their religion. “There were 20 students from across Alberta participating and I made a lot of new

From July 31 to August 11, 2015, Allia De Grano participated in the Alberta Student Summer Camp in Mile City, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China. The mission of this program is to improve cultural understanding and cultivate international friendships between the younger generations of both countries. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

friends. We really clicked because we were all in this program to learn more about the Chinese culture. “My favorite part of the trip was going to the markets where vendors were selling knick knacks. There was a language barrier [but] they encouraged us to bargain. I had a friend who spoke Chinese so she helped me out and I typed out the numbers on my phone what I wanted to offer.” Allia added.

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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: 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. Alanon New Beginning Meeting Thursday at 8:00 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.


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. 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 or 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. 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. 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 Darlene Ziegler 780-632-6832. 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. 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. Vegreville Wildlife Federation (Alberta, Fish & Game Association) Please check website VWF. ca Email: “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 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. 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.

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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 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.

The Red Hot Red Hats meet the second and fourth Friday of each month at 1:30 pm. See Contact Millie 780-6322148

Vegreville Flying Club meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Terminal Building

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

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.

The New Vegreville Aquarium Club meets every last Monday at 7:00pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library

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

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

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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SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

Final downtown market of the season

Vegreville announces through all their events that it is one bustling community. On September 12, citizens who love to take excursions to original shopping and family entertainment got their fill at the third and final Downtown Market for the 2015 season. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier For six month old infants, solid food doesn’t have the calories and nutrition that formula and breast milk has. Physically, babies aren’t ready for solid foods until they are

Shara Chapek, owner of Ivory and Wool, came from Calgary to be a vendor at the market. Shara sold her original crochet products which consisted of baby booties, coffee cozies, scarves, blankets and more. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

six months old because their digestive system isn’t completely developed and there’s a greatly chance of choking or the development of allergies. An infant is usually ready to eat solid food when they can sit up and hold their head up. This information and more was presented at the Infant Feeding: Making Baby Food presentation held by Parent Link and facilitated by Delone Abercrombie, an Alberta Health Services Public Health Registered Dietitian. The presentation was held at the Vegreville Centennial Library on September 23. Heather Frayne, Program Coordinator with Parent Link Centre, Hayley Scholze, volunteer for Parent Link and Yoon Sun

Lee, dietetic intern, attended to bring back information to parents in the future. “You can start your infant on any food you want. Meat or other foods that is rich in iron should be the first ones you introduce.” Abercrombie said. “Start with one new solid food and wait a few days to introduce another solid food to prevent a reaction.” “The reasons why you should make your own baby foods is it has greater nutrients and you can control what you put into it; the amount of salt, sugar and starch and you’re not mixing anything in there that you’re not aware of. The difference in color, texture, and taste is there too.” Abercrombie mentioned. “Then you move your baby to eat what you eat. What a woman eats comes through in her breast milk and your baby is already familiar with this food.” The presentation progressed to a demonstration by Abercrombie where she showed how to make baby food. “Water makes meat tender and adds flavor.” Mothers tried out the homemade food and they admitted that it tasted more like chicken and real food than store-bought baby food does. It was noted that from six to seven months, babies need food that is strained, pureed, smooth and mashed. From eight to nine months, food should be grated, minced, lumpy and cut-up. At 10 to 12 months, parents should introduce soft foods, f inely chopped, foods that soften or dissolve in the mouth.

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