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The Newsy Neighbor Issue #28 - FEBRUARY 2010

EASTERN EDITION

MAGAZINE

A HOME SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, February 27, 2010 See Pages 24-29

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The 84 year old Bride

The local news station was interviewing an 84 year old lady because she had just gotten married – for the 4th time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 84, and then about her new husband’s occupation. “He’s a funeral director,” she answered. “Interesting,” the newsman thought. He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her first 3 husbands and what they did for a living. She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she first married a banker when she was in her early 20’s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40’s, later on a preacher when in her 60’s, and now, in her 80’s a funeral director. The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers. “Easy, son,” she smiled. “I married one for the money,.. two for the show.. three to get ready... and four to go!

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How to Tell the Sex of a Fly A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter. ‘What are you doing?’ She asked. ‘Hunting Flies’ He responded. ‘Oh ! Killing any?’ She asked. ‘Yep, 3 males, 2 Females,’ he replied. Intrigued, she asked. ‘How can you tell them apart?’ He responded, 3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone.

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FROM THE PUBLISHERS February 14th is Valentine’s Day (don’t forget your sweetie!) and we at The Newsy Neighbor have decided to make our theme for this Issue “The Month of Love”. We Love all the support and the wonderful notes and comments from you all. We really want all of you to be a part of our success and growth, so we have come up with a couple of really exciting projects we are working on. The first one is “The 1st Newsy Neighbor Cook Book” and we would Love for you to send in your best and favourite recipes to be included – make sure you include your name and where you live (town or hamlet) as they will be published in the Cookbook! It will be so fun, and a lot like “The Newsy Neighbor magazine” with funny stories, jokes and interesting reading. We really want it to be very unique and different – not like a traditional Cookbook – so we would Love to have your help in putting this together. E-mail your recipes to kathryn.hartwell@telus. net or mail to 305-Lakeside Greens Cres. Chestermere Alberta T1X 1C3. Our second project is to offer a subscription for The Newsy Neighbor. Yes, we are a free magazine and will always send our publication out every month through Canada Post, but we have had requests from people out of our distribution area to receive our magazine. On page 12 you will see the order form to subscribe to “The Newsy Neighbor” – this is wonderful for a gift for a friend or relative who you think would Love our magazine. We would Love to have people from all over the world enjoy our magazine just like all of you do now! Our New Year’s resolution is to continue to publish a magazine that you can be proud of, because we Love all our readers and advertisers. Have a very happy February!!

By: Kathryn Hartwell

QUICK LOOK-UP DIRECTORY Every Business in This issue 8 ball Paving - Page 5 AAR Photography - Page 14 Assist Business Centre - Page 9 Artline Photography - Page 16 Aquilla Homes - Page 56 Alpine View Pet Spa - Page 24 Arbonne - Page 24 Armans Pinel Massage - Page 6 Balloon Boquets - Page 39 BJ Home Renovations - Page 5 Barrett Vet Practice - Page 35 Chestermere Cleaning - Page 30 Brulotte Book Keeping - Page 61 Bizzy Bee Accounting - Page 17 C.T. Bookworks - Page 41 Carey Stairs - Back Cover Canvas Your Dreams - Page 9 Carol Warawa - Page 55 Chestermere Playschool - Page 43 Clarks Supply & Service - Page 5 Country Escape & Spa - Page 49 Crystal Ridge Dental - Page 61 Cuts on Wheels - Page 40 Da Shine Man - Page 22

Demerits - Page 17 Dragonfly Day Spa - Page 46 D&D Tattoos - Page 4 Doggie Duds - Page 25 Durango Ridge - Page 19 Eastide Accounting - Page 31 Expressions Dance - Page 31 Exclusively Mobile - Page 15 Eye Bright Wellness - Page 25 Fineline Autobody - Page 41 F.B. Boersema Acreages - Page 54 Faith is in your hands - Page 25 Geeks Electronics - Front Cover Gold Party - Page 29 Hidden Secrets - Page 9 J Duncan Ventrues - Page 23 Jh Computer Solutions - Page 61 Jockey Person-Person - Page 26 JR Watkins - Page 26 Jay Richardson Pinball - Page 14 Kibbles n Pics - Page 37 Lar-don Rentals - Page 6 Lia Sophia Jewelry - Page 27 Larry Fletcher Heat & AC - Page 22

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VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE NEWSY NEIGHBOR With the New Year have come new challenges for us at The Newsy Neighbor. Canada Post has increased our mailing costs dramatically – we have always worked really hard to be able to send out our publication free of charge to everyone in our distribution area. We are really sad and upset that due to the huge increase by Canada Post, we have no choice but to change a few locations. We don’t want to leave anyone out and we really want you to continue to enjoy our publication, so we came up with the idea to offer subscriptions. This was not a easy decision to make but we must stop distribution to: Balzac, Irricana & Cluny Please subscribe by filling out the form below and we will make sure you receive your very own self-addressed copy of The Newsy Neighbor each and every month. Sorry for the change – but only those in the areas listed above will be affected – all others will still receive The Newsy Neighbor every month Free of charge. If you have problems receiving your magazine each month and your are in our free mailing distribution, please email us with your full address. Email: newsyneighbor@gmail.com If you are outside of our mailing distribution and would like to start receiving The Newsy Neighbor, please fill out a subscriptions form. Thank-you for supporting The Newsy Neighbor

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Canadian Jobs A high school physics teacher once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following: Good idea . . . one light bulb at a time . . . . I can verify this because I was in an American home improvement the other day and I was looking at the hose attachments . They were all made in China . The next day I was in Home Hardware and just for the fun of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in Canada. Start looking. In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track . Let’s get behind her! She said: My grandson likes chocolate candy . I noticed, though, that most brands are marked “Made in Mexico” now. I do not buy these brands anymore . I then found out my favourite toothpaste is made in Mexico as well. I have since switched to Crest... You have to read the labels on everything. This past weekend I was at Wal-mart . I needed 60W light bulbs . I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the brand I normally buy was an off brand labeled, “Everyday Value. “ I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price. The name-brand bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in Mexico and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - Canada at a company in Ontario.

u o Y k Than Patronage For your

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So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here . My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in Canada - the job you save may be your own or your neighbours! If you accept the challenge, tell others so we can all start buying Canadian, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies! (We should have awakened a decade ago!) Let’s get with the program . . . help our fellow Canadians keep their jobs and create more jobs here in Canada. If President Obama insists on a “Made in America” policy, which is commendable of him to support American

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When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite! When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I’ll never forget what he said: “Honey, I love burned biscuits.” Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired. And besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!” You know, life is full of imperfect things... and imperfect people. I’m not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. What I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each other’s faults - and choosing to celebrate each other’s differences is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship. And that’s my prayer for you today: that you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He’s the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn’t a deal-breaker! We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship; be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship! “Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket. Keep it in your own.” God Bless You. Now, and always. So please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burnt one will do just fine!!!

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LOST TREASURES – FEBRUARY

I just finished reading the new Dan Brown book – The Lost Symbol, a very interesting and enjoyable book. Part of the book was about Noetic Sciences, which is an exploration into the nature and potentials of consciousness. Noetic sciences explore the “inner cosmos” of the mind and how it relates to the “outer cosmos” of the physical world. I went on my computer to check it out and there is actually a Noetic Sciences Institute. I have always been interested in how the mind works – the brain not only controls what you think and feel, but also how you learn and remember, the way you move and talk, the beating of your heart and the digestion of your food. Actually, the brain controls all of your body functions through your nervous system. When was the last time you even thought about your brain? Who actually stops to think about this incredible little part of your body which weighs 3 pounds? I feel weird just thinking about my brain – because my brain is doing the thinking as I am thinking about it. WEIRD! Now, the reason I am writing about your brain in Lost Treasures is because it could be a Lost Treasure if you don’t look after it properly. The foods you eat directly affect the performance of your brain. The three most important things for your brain are nutritious foods, water and oxygen. Studies have shown that most people are permanently partially dehydrated. This means that their brain is working considerably below its capacity and potential. Water makes up 83% of the blood and acts as a transport system delivering nutrients to the brain and eliminating toxins. Neurotransmitters are found in the food we eat, hence why some foods are called “brain foods”. Protein found in meat, fish, milk and cheese is a brain food. Grains, fruits and vegetables are key sources of carbohydrates, which break down into glucose, which is the brain’s primary source of energy. Oily fish like salmon, sardines, trout, tuna, mackerel and anchovies are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to the optimum performance of your brain. So, eat properly and drink plenty of water – look after your brain, because after all you are nothing without it. LOVE YOUR BRAIN! IT IS YOUR LOST TREASURE! By: Kathryn Hartwell

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Dear Alcohol, First & foremost, let me tell you that I’m a huge fan of yours. As my friend, you always seem to be there when needed. The perfect post-work cocktail, a beer at the game, and you’re even around in the holidays, hidden inside chocolates as you warm us when we’re stuck in the midst of endless family gatherings. However, lately I’ve been wondering about your intentions. While I want to believe that you have my best interests at heart, I feel that your influence has led to some unwise consequences: 1. Phone calls: While I agree with you that communication is important, I question the suggestion that any conversation of substance or necessity takes place after 2 a.m. Why would you make me call those ex-boyfriends/girlfriends when I know for a fact they do not want to hear from me? 2. Eating: Now, you know I love a good meal, but why do you suggest that I eat a taco with chilli sauce, along with a big Italian meatball and some stale chips (washed down with WINE & topped off with a Kit Kat after a few cheese curls & chilli cheese fries)? I’m an eclectic eater, but I think you went too far this time. 3. Clumsiness: Unless you’re subtly trying to tell me that I need to do more yoga to improve my balance, I see NO need to hammer the issue home by causing me to fall down. It’s completely unnecessary, and the black & blue marks that appear on my body mysteriously the next day are beyond me. Similarly, it should never take me more than 45 seconds to get the front door key into the lock. 4. Furthermore: The hangovers have GOT to stop. This is getting ridiculous. I know a little penance for our previous evening’s debauchery may be in order, but the 3pm hangover immobility is completely unacceptable. My entire day is shot. I ask that, if the proper precautions are taken (water, vitamin B, bread products, aspirin) prior to going to sleep/passing out face down on the kitchen floor with a bag of popcorn, the hangover should be minimal & in no way interfere with my daily activities. Alcohol, I have enjoyed our friendship for some years now & would like to ensure that we remain on good terms. You’ve been the invoker of great stories, the provocation for much laughter, and the needed companion when I just don’t know what to do with the extra money in my pockets. In order to continue this friendship, I ask that you carefully review my grievances above & address them immediately. I will look for an answer no later than Thursday at 3pm (prehappy hour) on your possible solutions, and hopefully we can continue this fruitful partnership. Thank you, One of your many fans P.S. THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK: 1. Innovative 2. Preliminary 3. Proliferation 4. Cinnamon THINGS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN DRUNK: 1. Nope, no more beer for me. 2. Sorry, but you’re not really my type. 3. Good evening, officer. Isn’t it lovely out tonight? 4. Oh, I couldn’t. No one wants to hear me sing www.thenewsyneighbor.com

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REDNECK ALBERTA FARM KID in the Marine Corps Dear Ma and Pa, I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled. I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing. Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there’s warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It’s no wonder these city boys can’t walk much. We go on ‘route marches,’ which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it’s not my place to tell him different. A ‘route march’ is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

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The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don’t bother you none. This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don’t know why.. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don’t move, and it ain’t shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don’t even load your own cartridges They come in boxes. Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain’t like trying to castrate them young bulls at home. I’m about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lagoon. I only beat him once... He joined up the same time as me, but I’m only 5’6’ and 130 pounds and he’s 6’ 6” and near 300 pounds dry.

Local Entrepreneurs and New Philanthropists Looking to Give Back While Starting A Positive Movement Jamie Norris and Owen Conti of Strathmore, the creators and designers of FACT Apparel, are raising funds and awareness for cancer research in a fun and modern way. They have come together with an idea to become a major contributor to ending all cancers. Their start-up t-shirt line FACT Apparel is set to be a clever line of fashionable tees for both men and woman looking to support the cause. The Word FACT is an acronym for “Find A Cure Today” and that is what the creators are hoping for. Currently, there are over 20 different coloured ribbons representing certain & multiple causes. Fact Apparel’s goal is to soon have several t-shirt designs for each cause & coloured ribbon. For every shirt sold, $5 will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca). The short-term goals for FACT Apparel are to sell enough shirts to purchase their own printing equipment so that they can set up their own shop here in Strathmore, eventually creating a work program for those in need due to this horrible disease, and also to create a charity foundation under the FACT name and message. To find more information about FACT Apparel please visit www.factapparel.net or call 403-969-0242. We are looking to sell 500 shirts between now and June 26 & 27 for the 2 day “Ride to Conquer Cancer” in which we are looking to raise $2500. Please note, as of yet, the only shirts available for sale are the “Breast Cancer” design.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in. Your loving daughter, Alice

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FAMILY PAGE

February

Happy Valentines Day! This this month's Lost Treasures on Page 16, I did an article about the Brain. So for the Family Page, I thought I would include a bunch of Brain Teasers and other mind-working quizzes! Have fun with your brain - it's like a muscle and needs plenty of exercise! The more you use it, the better it gets!

PUT YOUR THINKING HAT ON 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

I have two coins that add up to fifty-five cents. One is not a nickel. What coins are they? A farmer has nine sheep, and all but seven died. How many did he have left? Three large people try to crowd under one small umbrella, but nobody gets wet. How is this possible? If you take two apples from three apples, how many do you have? A certain five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it. What is the word? Some months have 30 days. Some months have 31 days. How many months have 28 days? A woman gave birth to two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year but were not twins. How is this possible? A man lives in a house with four walls. Each wall has a window. Each window has a southern exposure. A bear walks by. What color is the bear? A horse is tied to a 30-foot rope. A haystack lies 40 feet away, but the horse is able to eat it. How is this possible? A man was born in 1964 and died in 1984 at the age of 25. How is this possible

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What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries? You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat? What goes up and down the stairs without moving? What can you catch but not throw? I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I? What’s black and white and red all over? What goes around the world but stays in a corner? I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I? Give me food, and I will live, give me water, and I will die. What am I? The man who invented it doesn’t want it. The man who bought it doesn’t need it. The man who needs it doesn’t know it. What is it? The Newsy Neighbor

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Can you place six X’s on a Tic Tac Toe board without making three-in-a-row in any direction?

Nine dots are arranged in a three by three square. Connect each of the nine dots using only 4 straight lines and without lifting your pen from the paper. ANSWERS ON PAGE 30

Quotes about LOVE

The best thing about me is you. Shannon Crown

When you are in Love you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams. Dr Seuss The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love someone else. Anonymous

We were given: Two hands to hold. To legs to walk. Two eyes to see. Two ears to listen. But why only one heart? Because the other was given to someone else. For us to find. Unknown Give her two red roses, each with a note. The first note says For the woman I love and the second, For my best friend. Anonymous If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesnt believe, and leaves before she is left. Marilyn Monroe Remember, the foods you eat directly affects the performance of your brain. I has been proven that by eating the right food, you can boost your IQ, improve your mood, be more emotionally stable, sharpen your memory and keep your mind young. Enjoy your February By: Kathryn Hartwell www.thenewsyneighbor.com

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Xhale Salon and Spa has been nominated for a Calgary Business Oscar! Who would have thought that a salon with 2 stylists, less than 3 years old and in the small town of Langdon could receive such an honor! I would like to invite all of you to help us by voting for us at: http://www.calgarychoiceawards.ca/ vote.asp Thank you in advance for all of your support!! Teresa Cooper Xhale Salon and Spa See Xhales Salons and Spa’s ad on Page 48

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Feel The Love Yes! She’s back! Kait au Lait has made her return! But it’s with a heavy heart. I’m saddened by the devastation in Haiti – as is my little girl, R-Spot, (she cried seeing the pictures on the internet) so she decided to start a change drive. It was swallowed up with R-Spot’s school change drive, “Coins for Kids”. The school targeted $1000 for their fundraising goal. I’m very proud to say that my little kindergartner has raised close to $300 at this point (with more coming and more to count)! So … with Valentine’s Day coming up; instead of spending your money on roses and chocolates, or stupid singing monkeys in boxer shorts – donate some change to a kid who’s participating in rebuilding a nation – one penny at a time. Please come visit R-Spot and her supporters at The Newsy Neighbor Home Show extravaganza and help support her cause!

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1) A nickel and a half dollar. Only one is not a nickel. 2)Seven 3) The sun is shining – there’s no rain. 4) Two 5) Short 6) All of them. 7) They were two of triplets. 8) The only place each window could have a southern exposure is on the north pole. So the bear must have been a polar bear. The answer, therefore, is white. 9) The other end of the rope isn’t tied to anything. 10) He’s born in room number 1964 of a hospital and dies in room number 1984.

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1) A towel. 2) Ear of Corn. 3) A rug. 4) A cold. 5) A nose. 6) A newspaper. 7) A stamp. 8) A sponge. 9) A fire. 10) A coffin.

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Indus Minor Hockey: Thanks to everyone

who volunteered for the Novice Tournament and the Atom Tournament without you these events would not be as successful as they are so THANK YOU! Keep up the good TEAM work players and see you in the playoffs. Volunteers are needed for the Casino - dates are March 10 & 11 please call Sue at 403-936-2707. Bow Valley Agricultural Society

Here’s a good look at life!

On the first day, God created the dog and said: ‘Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.’ The dog said: ‘That’s a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten?’ So God agreed. On the second day, God created the monkey and said: ‘Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.’ The monkey said: ‘Monkey tricks for twenty years? That’s a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?’ And God agreed. On the third day, God created the cow and said: ‘You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer’s family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.’ The cow said: ‘That’s kind of a tough life for sixty years. How about twenty and I’ll give back the other forty?’ And God agreed again. On the fourth day, God created man and said: ‘Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I’ll give you twenty years.’ But man said: ‘Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?’ ‘Okay,’ said God, ‘You asked for it.’ So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

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Josh on a Ledge

~ A Short Story by Aviva Bel’ Harold The first thing that Josh noticed as his consciousness pulled away from one of his more fascinating dreams was that the air around him felt all too open. A light breeze was playing with his cropped hair and tickling his bare arms. The air also carried that feel of moister and the scent of fresh flowing water. Not quite sure if he was fully awake or if these things were still part of his subconscious, Josh took a moment longer to open his eyes. Instead he shifted slightly so that he could roll from his stomach to his side, like he did most morning as he woke up. Only the feel under his arm was a foreign one. Tiny pieces of sand against something smooth and cold like marble. The scratchy sensation was registered just as his arm fell over the side of his bed – only it wasn’t a bed at all. His arm dangled only for a second before Josh’s eyes flew open and he scrambled up into a sitting position with his back to a sheer cliff face and his feet were mere inches from the edge of an unfathomable drop. Many ideas raced through Josh’s head, none of them quite believable. The only logical one didn’t even make sense. He wanted to believe that he was still dreaming, but the scraps on his arm still stung dispelling that hope. So if it was true and he really was here on this two foot by seven foot ledge, what now? He snuck his head over the edge for a fraction of a second before he pulled it back snug against the rough cliff side. In that moment he’d seen enough to know exactly where he was. Almost half way down – he’d recognized the small stream that ribboned past the rather non-substancel mountain; Fuller’s Peak. Non-subsancial unless you found yourself half way down it without a parashoot or climbing equipment. Meaning he was really stuck! He had woken just before the sun’s first rays had hit the cliff where he was. As the sun began to climb it dried the dew that had covered the grass by the river bank far below. Soon Josh found himself surrounded by a thick mist. This was now the time he’d normally be waking to get ready for school. School for Josh had not been an anticipated experience. In his mind there was only one reason to go: a girl. Soopy was her name and thought Josh was aware that many of the other kids made fun of such an oddball name Josh loved the sound of it; Soopy...Soopy...SOOPY! For eight years he had endured the experience of school just to have the opportunity to get a glance of her. But only a glance because as popular as Josh found himself he was rather a shy boy. www.thenewsyneighbor.com


Shy and a lot more odd than anyone seemed to notice. Or perhaps it wasn’t him who was odd but for sure strange things did seem to happen around him. Take this cliff thing for instance, he thought as the misty air gave him a light chill but he dared not shiver because in the mist his situation seemed far more parrioulus. There was the time when he’d had a rough morning making him miss his buss and he ran as fast as he could to school only to find that he was an hour early. It had been easy enough to accept that he’d misjudged the time on the home clock, only when he called home he heard his own voice answer, “This is Josh.” Of course he hung up and as he did he remembered that just that morning he’d received a call from school but when he answered they’d just hung up on him... There was also the time when Jan’s cat had fallen down the laundry shoot and everyone was sure it had broken it’s paw but when Josh picked it up it stopped it’s mournful mewing and jumped down to the floor to shake its self out and go on its merry way. Josh could recount more, so many more, but most were explained way with a trick of the light or a misjudged moment. Even the time when the whole community had a power outage and Jan – who was terrified of the dark, had screamed so loud that just for something to do Josh had flicked the light switch. The lights came back on. He’d been the only one in the house to notice that theirs was the only house with power. Everyone thought he was mistaken when he explained this fact after. He was seven years old that year. In fact that’s the first time something strange happened. And now ten years later he found himself on a cliff wondering how he’d gotten himself here... This has been a short story series. Look for my next submission in March’s paper. If you want to know more about me go to my web site: www.avivabelharold.com

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This makes selecting a dog who will be suitable for your family a decision not to be taken lightly. Because of the ways in which some breeds were mixed, it enabled these dogs to keep their characteristics, but change their sizes. Some were smaller and others larger. Because of the large number of breeds now available, you need to give consideration to each breeds characteristics, from temperament to size. Due to the crossbreeding, each dog will share at least some of the original characteristics before crossbreeding. For example, if the original breed had a hunting nature, this instinct could have been reduced in the crossbreeding to give a more placid temperament more con ducive to the dog fitting in with your family life. Some dog types: Hunting (includes Spaniels, Cocker Spaniels and Retrievers), Pastoral Dogs (Herding dogs, Drovers, Livestock Guardian Dogs) Sled Dogs: (German Spitz, Eurohound).

In the past it was uncommon for dogs to be house pets and for that reason, you need to ensure that you obtain a dog with the right temperament for you and your family. Dogs were mainly working dogs as described in the previous paragraph. It is essential that you ascertain what is known as the genetic code the dog carries in which you are interested in taking home to your family, or whatever your specific requirement of the dog is. The code refers to the breeds type of work. If your requirement is a pet dog who will play with your children, it is essential that it has the right temperament. In the small dog category the Beagle is considered to be a great family dog and will show affection to the whole fam ily. They can be playful and mischievous in a mild way and are considered to be a great dog for children. Other dogs include king Charles Spaniel and Pug Dogs. Both of these breeds are considered to be gentle and affectionate. If you are seeking a medium size dog the Labrador Retriever, which are extremely popular in the US, make very good family pets and respond well to training. You will also find that the small-to-medium-size Cocker Spaniel gets on very well with children. Another retriever dog to consider is the Golden Retriever, which is reliable and very responsive to training. If you are seeking a smaller pet just for company, you could look in toy dog species which include American Cocker Spaniel, Australian Terrier, Chinese Crester (Powder Puff), English Toy Spaniel, Japanese Chin, Yorkshire Terrier, Poodle (Miniature). If your needs are for having a good faithful dog these dogs should be considered: Airdale Terrier (also likes to take part in the family fun), Basset Hound (also loves kids), Beagle (suitable for active families), Irish Setter (Good family dog. Is eager to please you). If you consider the points raised in this article, you should be able to choose the right type of pet dog for your particular needs and acquire a great friend for yourself and your family throughout the dogs life.You will also not be adding to the unwanted dogs discarded because their owners did not research their requirements properly when purchasing the dog as a puppy. Page 34

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Mental Influence That Pet Grooming May Have on Your Pet by Damian Cross Have you ever wondered how grooming your pet may affect him mentally and emotionally? In most cases, regardless of what species your pet is, his emotional and mental health will be directly represented by his physical appearance. A clean pet that is well taken care of and maintains a certain level of hygiene will not only look good, but will reflect a healthier and emotionally stable state of mind. A dog with infected ears and long nails, or a cat with a dirty coat full of hair knots and mats are in desperate need of grooming. These creatures will probably not be too happy about their appearance. They do not only reflect a physical condition of neglect, but also a detoriated emotional state which is closely related to the relationship they have with their owner. A special bond is developed every time a pet owner takes the time to care for their pet through grooming, or playing pet games. During the grooming process you are constantly stroking your pet, brushing him, cleaning his ears and trimming long nails. If you were to pay close attention to his reaction, you can tell he is more at ease with the activity. This may or may not mean that he is aware of the grooming process and that he agrees to it, or it may just mean he is pleased you are spending the time with him. Try to go along with the moment. If you are about to use some kind of tools for the job, let your pet smell it first and become familiar with it. This way there won’t be any interruptions due to unpleasant surprises. If you will be using clippers that make noise, don’t turn them on close to your pet at first, and certainly not close to his ears. Cats and dogs have a very acute sense of hearing, and may get startled by what we may consider insignificant sounds. Turn on any motorized item such as blowers and clippers away from the animal for the first time, and let it run for a couple of minutes while you stroke and appease him. Then begin to slowly bring it closer and begin to work. In order to maintain a peaceful and supportive atmosphere, the grooming process should always start with a few gentle words and a few pet games. Remember that the success of your first grooming experience will determine the ease and success of others to come. A bad first impression of what grooming is will seal the experience in your pets mind and will remain on the lookout next time you approach him for such an ordeal, which he certainly won’t want to participate. On the other hand, a pleasant and soothing experience will put a positive signature on the experience, to the extent your pet might even look forward participating again! Accidents do happen, such as clipping the nails a bit too close to the cuticle and letting some blood come out. In this type of situation, stop what you’re doing and provide first aid immediately. Make sure your pet is alright and show lots of af fection as to make him understand that you did not mean to hurt him. After a while, everything should be back to normal, and you would have kept the confidence the animal has in you. If necessary, postpone the grooming activity and turn to a pet game of some sort in order to forget the situation. The grooming process is very important for your pet, but as you can see, there are mental issues to consider as well as the physical. If you are not confident in your abilities to make this the most pleasant experience as possible for your pet, you should take him to a professional groomer. Groomers are professionals in these situations and are most likely to do it in a more timely fashion than you. Interview your local groomers and take your pet to the same groomer time after time.

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The Happy Cat Sanctuary is a rescue organization based in Strathmore, Alberta, Canada. We are a small group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating stray and abandoned cats. We then help find loving homes for our cats through adoption.

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We are a charitable organization fully run on donations and 100% by local volunteers and we are always looking for support. Some ways right now to help include: Fund raising - We are slowly going to have cat beds and shopping bags made...keep an eye here for more details. If you have any ideas or would like to help please contact us! Become a Foster Home - **WE NEED YOUR HELP TODAY!** Make a Donation

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Visit the website www.happycatsanctuary.net/adopt to view our adoptable cats and kittens. There are two ways to apply for adoption: Online Adoption Questionnaire - Fill out and submit. The form will automatically be sent to our email. Print a copy of the questionnaire - fill out and mail, scan and then email or fax back to us. Either Fax: (403) 935-4253 - (9am - 9pm), Mail: Box 2311, Strathmore, Alberta, T1P 1K3 Read our contract carefully as you will have to agree to the terms and sign upon adopting your new cat or kitten. Please also review our adoption prices to see everything it includes.

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www.arf.ab.ca Our Mission ARF’s mission is to rescue stray and unwanted dogs and cats from First Nations and rural areas and place them in loving, permanent homes while providing programs to reduce pet over-population. Our Vision ARF’s vision is to promote and encourage responsible pet ownership and to ensure humane treatment, compassion and respect for all dogs and cats. Volunteer Opportunites ARF is proud to be run almost entirely by volunteers! Volunteers make ARF successful and they have a direct impact on the number of animals that we can rescue. Do you have questions about volunteering? Contact us at volunteering@arf.ab.ca Donations ARF is a registered charity (#89980-5956RR-0001) and is staffed almost entirely by volunteers. We have many expenses, not the least of which is veterinary care. All donations are very gratefully accepted, and a tax receipt will be issued for any donation of $20 or more. Donations may be made payable to: Animal Rescue Foundation P.O. Box 34160 RPO Westbrook Calgary, AB T3C 3W2

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1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl. 2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom. 3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. You may need to stand on the lid. 4. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this. 5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a power-wash and rinse. 6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door. 7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids. 8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, and run outside where he will dry himself off. 9. Both the commode and the cat will be sparkling clean. Sincerely, The Dog

WHO IS YOUR REAL FRIEND?? Put your dog and your spouse in the trunk of the car for an hour. When you open the trunk, who is really happy to see you? “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” ~ Gilda Radner

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” ~ Agnes Sligh Turnbull “A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.” ~ Hazel Nicholson “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” ~ Ben Williams “Dogs have owners, cats have staff.” ~ Unknown

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CHESTERMERE OUTDOOR SOCCER 2010 Registration Dates: Jan 23, Feb 27 & Mar 10 Rec Centre MPP Rm 10 - 1 Recreational and Competitive Soccer for ages 3 – 17 For more info go to: www.chestermeresoccer.com CHESTERMERE MINOR BALL 2010 First Registration: Sat Jan 30th Rec Centre MPP Rm 10 – 1 PM Alberta Baseball Programs for boys and girls ages 4 – 14. For more information: www.chestermerecrca.com MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM No musical or theatrical experience necessary! Ages 3 – 18 Sundays 4:30 – 7 pm Mar 7 – May 30 Rec Center Auditions: Fri Mar 5th For more info about this unique opportunity and/or to register for audition email Candie: thelake@shaw.ca Tuition: $250.00 VALENTINE JELLYBEAN DANCE For Grades 5 – 8 Friday Feb 5TH 7 – 9:30 pm $7.00 Tickets at the door only. Grades 1 – 4 are welcome with parental permission! Supervisors always needed and the Lounge is open! The Newsy Neighbor

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Cuts On Wheels Cuts On Wheels is a unique business offering hair-styling in the convenience of your home. Rachel Neil is a professional haircare stylist with 12 years experience, intent on offering her services to persons that are not always able to make appointments at a hair salon. This service is ideal for families with busy agendas, where everyone’s hair needs can be looked after. Elderly members and handicapped persons also benefit from not having to go outside their home. The Little Salon For clients who prefer the privacy of a quaint home studio, Rachel has set up a single chair salon in her home. This is where you will get personalized care in a quiet and calm environment. Because of the low overhead, Rachel’s prices are reasonable. The Salon is conveniently situated in Aspen Creek, Strathmore, with easy parking.

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GIRLS IN MY CIRCLE When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend, And then I started to become a woman. And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up, God would show you the best in many friends. One friend is needed when you’re going through things with your man. Another friend is needed when you’re going through things with your mom. Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities. Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be. One friend will say, ‘Let’s cry together,’ Another , ‘Let’s fight together,’ Another , ‘Let’s walk away together..’ One friend will meet your spiritual need, Another your shoe fetish, Another your love for movies, Another will be with you in your season of confusion, Another will be your clarifier, Another will be the wind beneath your wings. But whatever their assignment in your life, On whatever the occasion, On whatever the day, Or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back, Or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself. Those are your best friends. It may all be wrapped up in one woman, But for many, it’s wrapped up in several.. One from 7th grade, One from high school, Several from the college years, A couple from old jobs, On some days your mother, On some days your neighbour, On others, your sisters, And on some days, your daughters. www.thenewsyneighbor.com


403-934-0094 - Insurance/ Collision - Antique Restoration - Environmentally Friendly DuPont Waterborne Paint finelineautobody@telus.net WINTER FUN The children have gone outside To play in the snow. I smile as I watch them Running too and fro. Sparkling eyes and rosy red cheeks, Giggles, laughter and excited shrieks. Sleds and carpets, At the top of the hill, Sitting down fast and pushing away, Oh, what a thrill! The day turns cold and windy, I call the children to come inside. We’ll be right there in a minute, they yell. After just one more ride!

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Project H.O.P.E – Fostering Happiness and Growth in Every Child. Project H.O.P.E is a very special program operating in our community which provides group music therapy and recreation therapy to promote the development of communication and life skills. We provide these therapies to children 3-18 years of age with severe learning needs including communication, cognitive, self-help, socialemotional and /or behavioral difficulties. The children receive these therapies at school as studies show that children are most alert and able to effectively learn during the hours of 8am-4pm. Project H.O.P.E operates in partnership with the Golden Hills School Division by providing therapeutic interventions in selected Golden Hills Schools. GHSD provides services such as helping Project H.O.P.E with administrative functions and other managerial tasks. The project however, is not necessarily funded by the school division. 100% of Project H.O.P.E’s operational funds come from fund raising and donations! Money is raised through: - Local funding efforts. Such as the yearly gala and through casino proceeds. - Grants from organizations like the Wheatland Family and Community Support Services and the Alberta Wild Rose Foundation - The generous support of service groups such as the lions club - Donations from parents, community members and local businesses Project H.O.P.E will be hosting its annual Gala fund raiser on March 13 of this year at the Strathmore Travelodge. This Gala is our major fund raiser of the year. There will be live jazz music with the ‘Colin Haydu Trio’. A silent and live auction with auctioneer Grant Klaiber. Cocktails at 5pm and a wonderful supper at 6pm. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by contacting Westmount School @ 403-934-3401. Our hope is that you or your business may be able to support this very worthy program benefiting local children! If you are interested in providing support, either through a monetary donation or an auction item, please contact Corinne@ 403-807-2965. Tax receipts may be provided. www.thenewsyneighbor.com


Forever and Always I’ll say it once, I’ll say it again, You are my every desire, My hope, My every wish, As days pass, Our love grows stronger, Like a newborn bird, We are learning to fly. I’ll say it twice over, And maybe once more, In case you forget, You are my treasure, My angel, That heaven has given to me from up above, Perfection isn’t a worry, For you are perfect for me.

1. When you are sad, I will jump on the person who made you sad like a spider monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew. 2. When you are blue, I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you. 3. When you smile, I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in. 4. When you’re scared, we will high tail it out of here. 5. When you are worried, I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be. 6. When you are confused, I will use little words. 7. When you are sick, stay away from me until you are well again. I don’t want whatever you have. 8. When you fall, I’ll pick you up and dust you off – after I laugh my butt off!

I can say it until you remember each word, Like a song on the radio, That has gotten stuck in your head, With a melody of its own, That only you will know. I’ll say it once, I’ll say it again, I love you until the end of time, Forever and Always. Written by 17 year old Melanie chudo, Strathmore Alberta Dedicated to every love young and old www.thenewsyneighbor.com

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I AM A GARLIC BULB I know, I know, not everyone likes garlic, but I am very tasty and aromatic. There is no other flavour so unique and pungent with a touch of sweetness as me. My name is Georgio Garlic. There are whole books written about me and I am a member of the Allium family - onions are my cousins. I have tons of health-promoting effects with lots of manganese, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C and I am a good source of selenium.

I am one of the oldest cultivated vegetables in the world and have been around for over 5000 years. The ancient Egyptians bestowed us with sacred qualities and we were placed in the tombs of Pharaohs. We have strength-enhancing qualities and were honoured by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Athletes and soldiers ate us before sporting events and going off to war. By the 6th century BC, garlic was known in both China and India – they used us for therapeutic purposes. Garlic has been a beloved plant in many cultures for both its culinary and medicinal properties. Over the last few years, we have gained unprecedented popularity since researchers have been scientifically validating our numerous health benefits. China, South Korea, India, Spain and the United States are the top commercial producers of garlic. Numerous studies have demonstrated potential benefits of regular garlic consumption on blood pressure and cholesterol levels. We even help to prevent plaque formation in your arteries. I am a very good source of Vitamin C, the body’s primary antioxidant defender, and Vitamin B6 and Selenium, which helps prevent heart disease. Selenium in garlic helps prevent cancer and heavy metal toxicity. I also have manganese, which is another antioxidant. In laboratory studies at the University of Munich, Germany the scientist concluded garlic is a potent remedy against the common cold and The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said we protect you from lots of different Cancers. I’ve got to tell you even if you don’t like the way I taste you should really give me another try because I am really, really good for you. You could put me in your oil and use me in dressings and marinades or puree me with canned garbanzo beans, olive oil and lemon juice to make quick and easy hummus dip. Cook me with your boiled potatoes and mash me for delicious garlic mashed potatoes – yummy. I have included some really scrumptious recipes for you. February can be a really cold month and you don’t want to get sick – so eat as much garlic as you can and enjoy all the delicious recipes.

Its pungent flavour is due to a chemical reaction that occurs when the garlic cells are broken. The flavour is most intense just after mincing.

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FEBRUARY RECIPE PAGE Now here is a really wonderful

SPANISH

Although garlic, may not always bring good luck, protect against evil or ward off vampires, it is guaranteed to transform any meal into a bold, aromatic and healthy culinary experience. This GARLIC SAUCE is extremely versatile. You can use this GARLIC WHITE SAUCE for steak or burgers or for dipping at your next BBQ and it couldn’t be much easier. 6 cloves garlic, crushed 1 ½ C. water ½ C. broth ½ C. sugar ¼ C. soy sauce 3 Tbsp. cornstarch Salt and Pepper to taste Mix the cornstarch and sugar together. Add the broth, soy sauce and water to make gravy. Stir well, add the garlic. Heat on low until the mixture thickens. TOO EASY !!!! O.K who doesn’t like BAKED GARLIC CROUTONS? In your soup on your salad or just for munching. 2 garlic cloves, minced, ¼ C. butter, melted and 3 slices of bread Cut into half-inch cubes. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the garlic and melted butter. Add the cubes of bread and stir gently to coat. Place on a baking sheet in one layer – bake turning once until golden (takes about 15 minutes). Allow to cool. They smell so good you won’t be able to stop yourself from eating them immediately. www.thenewsyneighbor.com

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and if you have any croutons left add them on top when you serve. (if you don’t use the French Bread) 10 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced 5 cups of beef broth 1 C. of dry sherry ¼ C. olive oil French Bread, sliced and toasted Grated Parmesan cheese Salt and Pepper Saute the garlic in the olive oil until golden. Heat the beef broth with sherry until boiling and add the garlic and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain out the garlic and reheat. Sprinkle toasted French bread generously with Parmesan cheese, then place in a 425 degree oven for 3 – 4 minutes. Put the hot toast in the bottom of soup dishes then pour the soup over the top. – My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

"Egyptian slaves built the pyramids on a diet of garlic, bread and water." Garden Fact: The next time aphids are attacking your roses try spraying them with a mixture of crushed garlic and water...watch them drop.

By Kathryn Hartwell

Because of its pungent odor, garlic is sometimes called the ‘stinking rose’. One of my most favorite foods in the world is GARLIC PRIME RIB ROAST – you are going to love this recipe. 1 (10 pound) prime rib roast 10 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. olive oil 2 Tsp. Salt 2 Tsp. Ground black pepper 2 Tsp. Dried thyme Place the roast in a roasting pan with the fatty side up. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme. Spread the mixture over the fatty layer of the roast, let the roast sit out until it is at room temperature, no longer than 1 hour. Place the roast in a preheated 450 degree oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees – continue to bake for 60 to 75 minutes. The internal temperature of the roast should be 145 degrees (for medium rare). Allow the roast to rest for 10 or 15 minutes before carving so the meat can retain its juices. The Newsy Neighbor

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Health Benefits of the Far-infrared Sauna

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Stress Reduction ~ Stress is one of the biggest factors in determining overall health and well being. The most immediate health benefit of the sauna is stress reduction through simple relaxation, as it melts away the problems and tensions of daily life. Farinfrared sauna therapy causes your muscles to relax, and causes an increase in circulation and blood flow. Within minutes you will start to feel rejuvenated and renewed. Detoxification ~ Everyday, people are exposed to thousands of chemicals in the air, water, food, cleaning products, plastics, artificial additives, artificial preservatives, and many other items used in daily life. These toxins are absorbed through breathing, eating, or through the skin and are either metabolized or stored in the body. Since the skin is our largest organ, it plays an important role in eliminating undesirable toxins. The body eliminates most toxins naturally through sweating. The deep penetration of far-infrared

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technology allows removal of toxins stored in fat cells; and the significant heating up of the body causes profuse sweating which will speed up the body’s natural detoxification process. Skin Purification ~ Far-infrared sauna therapy improves blood flow and circulation to the skin, bringing fresh nutrients to the surface. At the same time, the profuse sweating expels dirt, chemicals, and dead cells on the surface of the skin. This leads to softer skin and a clearer skin tone. The increased blood circulation to the skin has been known to help alleviate common skin issues such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Pain Management ~ Muscles relax greatly in relation to how warm the tissue is. Deep heat from the far-infrared sauna penetrates as deep as 1.5� into skin, joints, and muscles. This deep heat helps blood vessels dilate bringing relief to sore muscles and soft tissue injuries. Improved blood circulation feeds the muscles with oxygen-rich blood that speeds up the natural healing process. www.thenewsyneighbor.com


It’s About Common Sense and Moderation I recently saw a statement that said, “Use sun protection year-round, even if you do not plan to be in the sun.” Does anyone else view this statement as completely ludicrous? It is the same as saying you need to wear a life jacket or PFD year-round, even if you do not plant to be near the water! Consider another opinion: “The truth is, this pervasive and persistent anti-tanning campaign has not done you any favors. It has enriched sun lotion manufacturers, but most likely caused more disease than it prevented.” — Preventative health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola, expressing the concern now shared by a growing group of physicians that Sun Scare advice issued by the myopic dermatology and skin care community needs to come to an end. https://smarttan.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/200910-14-getting-to-d-point-tanningnews-copy.jpg“The only risks of UVB come from overexposure. This can be greatly minimized by avoiding sunburn, and eating a healthy diet, rich in antioxidants,” says Dr. Mercola. “The recommendation to never go out in the sun without wearing sunscreen or to wear it year-round, however, is simply misguided advice. Slathering on sunscreen will effectively shield you from the sun’s inherent health benefits, so your body will not synthesize vitamin D properly.” The professional indoor tanning community has solidified its position at the forefront in educating people how to successfully avoid sunburn (overexposure) over the course of one’s life. Studies have also shown that indoor tanners are less likely to sunburn outdoors than are non-tanners. A suntan is the body’s natural protection against sunburn, as melanin naturally serves to protect skin cells from sunburn. People with tans who use sunscreen outdoors actually multiply the effectiveness of the sunscreen in preventing sunburn as compared to non-tanners who use sunscreen. In the war against sunburn, tanning salons are part of the solution. Those who abstain from sun exposure completely, are more likely to sunburn when they go outdoors, even though they wear sunscreen. Here’s the key point: In sunny environments many fair-skinned people can and will sunburn during normal outdoor activities even while wearing sunscreen. With a base tan developed gradually in a professional tanning facility, an environment designed to minimize the risk of sunburn, that person’s sunscreen becomes 3-4 times more effective and they become much less likely to sunburn. Those who say base tans don’t work, are discounting many case studies to the contrary. What’s worse, their argument is based solely on the old-school thinking that all UV exposure damages the skin and should be avoided. This is a dangerously myopic stance that flies in the face of holistic health. We now know that overzealous sun avoidance benefits the $35 billion cosmetics and sunscreen markets, that preach over-use of SPF product year-round. This all-out “sun scare” has contributed to the worldwide Vitamin D Deficiency epidemic. Daily sunscreen usage is unnatural when the real value of the product is preventing sunburn on days when sunburn is a possibility. You would not wear a life jacket or PFD everyday, everywhere; so appreciate it is unhealthy and unnecessary to use sunscreen year-round. Tan smart, avoid sunburn and use sunscreen only when sunburn is a possibility. It’s all about common sense and moderation.

~ STUDIO 86

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Health Benefits of the Far-infrared Sauna continued.. Weight Loss ~ As the body heats up and sweats, there is a

substantial increase in heart rate and metabolic rate, as the body attempts to cool itself. An increase in the heart and metabolic rates results in burned calories. Some users burn calories equivalent to a brisk walk; some will burn calories comparable to running 2 or 3 miles. Far-infrared saunas can also help rid your body of cellulite which is a gel-like substance made up of fat cells, water and wastes. Feel those extra pounds melt away. Strengthened Immune System ~ Some researchers believe that far-infrared sauna therapy can help stimulate the body’s immune system by elevating body temperature. Many viruses, bacteria, and tumor cells are thought to have poor tolerance to heat compared to normal healthy cells. A 30-minutes session can cause a temporary 3 degree increase in body temperature. This increase has been shown to stimulate white blood cells, which may improve your body’s immune system. User Tips . . .It is best not to lie down in a far-infrared sauna. The way the heaters are positioned you will get the most benefits by sitting upright. After your sauna session, it is best to relax and cool down before you shower (about 20-30 minutes). If you don’t, you could keep sweating after your shower (especially if you take hot showers) which would leave toxins on your skin. Be sure to drink lots of water, during and after your sauna session, to assist with flushing the released toxins out of your system. We supply towels, robes and water for your session; but you are welcome to bring your own with you, if you prefer. ~ Studio 86 Tanning The Newsy Neighbor

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Shirra Turner has been buying Mary Kay Cosmetics for 25+ years, and as a consultant selling the product for many years. The first visible signs of aging are generally more likely to be noticed first on the skin, as the skin is an external organ. One day, a person may wake up, look in the mirror, see wrinkles and lines and feel “old”. Please remember - there is nobody more critical of yourself than you! Most people probably don’t see every tiny line and crease that you do. Lack of vitality and a dull appearance are characteristics which may visibly show aging skin. Slow turnover of epidermal cells as well as micro-circulation deficiency, causes thickening of the skin. Dry patches on the skin are common because of this. Free radicals (the main cause of aging) thrive in this environment, due to the reduced quantity of oxygen reaching the dermal cells. Wrinkles result when the increased activity of free radicals cause deterioration, and eventually the collapse of the fibro-blast (collagen and elastine fiber network). Superficial lines can be caused by dehydration. Wrinkles are permanent depressions at the dermal level. A greater loss of collagen protein is indicated by horizontal wrinkles. Vertical wrinkles are the result of the lost resiliency of elastine fiber. Diminished production of hormones, especially estrogen and testosterone (accounts for skin’s firmness and resiliency) is a major cause of wrinkle formation. A combined effect of damaged connective tissue and increased mass loss (fat depletion and muscle volume reduction) causes sagging. Gravity exercises a greater negative influence on the progressive thinning of the skin’s support structure, at the epidermis and dermis level. With age, the malleability of blood vessels diminish, and blood pressure may become increasingly higher, which causes widening and narrowing of capillary walls that tear and blood will seep to the skin’s surface. This is known as broken capillaries. They are more visible due to the thinning of the skin especially on the cheeks and nose area. Dark spots characteristic for older people (known as brown spots), is the consequence of increased lack of co-ordination between the production of melanin, which is the brown pigment, and the speed of cell division. The cell’s ability to absorb the pigment in an even manner diminishes, and dark brown spots (improperly called liver spots) are formed. These spots can appear on the face, arms, hands and legs first, but other parts of the skin will eventually be affected as well. Brown spots are darker in color and smaller in size, in contrast to hyper-pigmentation that may occur at any age due to unprotected sun exposure. Regular use of foods containing Omega 3 (salmon, sardines, walnuts and seeds), and a diet rich in anti-oxidants (all berries, fresh fruit, raw vegetables, and vitamin supplements) are remedies for delaying skin aging. As always, sun protection is a must at any age no matter the weather conditions. Better skin and delaying premature aging can be the benefits from drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep. Exfoliation on a regular base will also help to delay the signs of aging. The aging process cannot be stopped, but it is possible to slow it down a certain degree without much effort. The best way to prevent aging skin is prevention and to take very good care of your skin to prevent unnecessary damage. You do not have to be old before you start protecting your skin. Use and follow a good skin care regimen every day which includes a gentle cleanser, a purifying toner and a rich moisturizer. Do not forget to add exfoliation at least once a week. Remember - beauty is not necessarily the monopoly of the young and a good attitude will help us through the inevitable process! Mary Kay Cosmetics has excellent products which will help you with aging and our microdermabrasion set which helps exfoliate, is really good! Feel free to call me for your “free” 1 hour skin care consultation/makeover. I would love to help you. Shirra Turner (403) 934-9638 cell: (403) 861-3817 Page 48

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How To Spa Safe ~ By Country Escape & Spa A trip to the spa should be a place to Escape, Refresh and Relax. However, it is very important to make sure that your spa treatments are not only relaxing and fun, but also SAFE. The steps to follow to ensure your safety are similar to those of selecting a Dentist or Doctor. Staff should be trained and educated. They should be certified or registered in your province. They should also be trained in infection control. Infection control is: SANITIZATION – Removing debris (dirt). DISINFECTION – Destroying bacteria and wide spectrum of viruses, effective against HIV, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis. STERILIZATION – Kills all small organisms and bacterial spores. Cleanliness – When you first walk into a spa everything from the receptionist’s desk, to the massage table should appear spotless. Ask to take a tour of the spa. A clean appearance doesn’t necessarily guarantee a safe spa trip but it’s an essential starting point. See if the equipment, files, tools etc. are open in front of you in sterile bags, ensuring they have been processed in an Autoclave (heat sterilization) and are sterile. Staff should be washing their hands and using hand sanitizer during and in-between clients. Hand sanitizer should be visible at each station to prevent infection and spread of bacteria. Ask (or watch the staff) how the foot baths are maintained and how often they are cleaned. They should be disinfected. Disinfectant needs to be ran in whirlpool foot bath for 10 min. Staff should be educated in recognizing foot infections, fungus, warts, etc. And use their discretion on whether they will treat you or refer you to a doctor. Look for “double-dipping” (i.e., make sure wax pots are clean and a new stick should be used each time more wax is taken out of the pot to ensure they are not using them on the next client). Good spas will ask your medical history. This is to ensure anyone working on you will be aware of allergies, medications or supplements you’re taking as well as conditions or surgery you have had (i.e., someone with high blood pressure has to be careful with certain wraps). Ask someone you trust, a friend or family member who has been to the spa what their experience was like. Make sure your spa is not cutting corners. Beware of “No-frills Spas” that charge rock bottom prices. If they are moving clients out as quickly as possible they may be cutting corners due to uneducated staff and lack of sanitization, disinfection and sterilization. www.thenewsyneighbor.com

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STRESS AND WEIGHT GAIN Here it is .... 2010! Did you have a great 2009? I hope your answer is yes, and if it is yes, you probably rewarded yourself with good tasting food. If your answer was no, you probably rewarded your bad times with good tasting food. Either way, all of us, or most of us, have enjoyed good tasting food and snacks all year or years gone by. I’m talking a bit about myself. Not only in the year 2009, but five years before that, I have rid myself of stress by eating food and snacks. Five years ago, we had a terrible car accident which left me unable to get around for approximately three years. I had excruciating pain, my right leg had to have surgery with metal pins and screws. The consensus was, that I could never work again and would probably use crutches or some other device to help me walk. I was unable to exercise, go for long walks, etc. and therefore, had a whole life change. I am still unable to wear nice shoes, go for long walks, climb stairs, etc. Guess what!!! I now Cont on page 50.. The Newsy Neighbor

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Different Types Of Rugs To Accentuate Your Home Where you presently live, do you have a porch? If so, it is good idea to have a rug that leads from your exterior to your interior. Then any visitors should choose to get rid of any traces of dirt from the soles of their footwear before stepping in to your abode. Be sure to make a point of having one on your outside patio as well, because it is every bit as important. You do not want people inadvertently get ting your floor dirty! Patio furniture is becoming more comfortable as well. In keeping up with that comfort theme, you may want to throw an area rug with the furniture to make it that much more inviting! At your house, there are numerous places within to place a rug. Your kitchen is just one location; it is popular to leave a rug on the floor in front of your sink. Positioning the rug in this spot will help to soak up any liquid that should come down on it. You should also place rugs in your bathroom. It is considered practical to have two rugs in there. You can set one directly out of the tub to reduce the likelihood of an accident, and to preserve your flooring. A lot of people will also set one down in front of the sink for the same reason you do in the kitchen. Some people have the type of flooring that easily scratches or is very hard. To help prevent the scratches, you can place area rugs where a lot of people may walk. You can also place a rug beneath any furniture that may slide. Some rugs add something nonessential to basically enhance the “Your Friendly Neighborhood Siderman” appearance or beauty of a room. For example, people put rugs in their hallway. There really is no reason for this other than to liven it up. I find it very interesting that so many of my friends have taken to placing rugs upon their walls. It actually looks nice, BRIAN HAMILTON though. Cell: 403.389.1723 Rugs do serve a purpose when it comes to decorating your house. Sometimes they are good for an entrance and other times for an Email: hwscowboy@shaw.ca exit. They are handy for protecting our floor surfaces and mak Serving Strathmore & Area ing sure we don’t slip. One of the best things, though, is that there are umpteen options to select from. Whatever your looking FREE QUOTES (WCB Insured) for, it will be out there.

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Refinishing Hardwood Floor The Easy Way Refinishing hardwood floors takes time, effort, patience, and the right tools and techniques, but if you want to have really good hardwood floor finishes, then you’ve got to give all what this task requires. If your floor is starting to look dull and worn, then you may need to refinish it to get that shinier look again. This can be a messy project but it is well worth your time, effort, and investment. Especially for exotic hardwood floors, the result may not be what you are expecting if you refinish it without sanding. Thus, before any other steps, you need to sand the floor first. Remove all furniture and rugs from the room before sanding. Check if there are any nails on the floor. If there are, then pound those nails down the surface and pull all tracks and carpet staples because these could rip the sand paper and ruin the sheet. You could either buy or rent a floor sander from the local equipment shop. Consider newer orbital sanders for floor refinishing but make sure that the equipment is easy to control. You should also get different grits of sand paper. It is better if you can have 36, 60, 80, and 100 grits. Clip the heaviest grit into the sander and run the equipment over the floor following the wood grain’s direction. Pull or push the sander in even and straight strokes. Do not sand across the wood grain. Keep the machine moving while it is turned on because if you gouge even for a little time, you may need to use the sander again with longer strokes to even out the gouged part. Take off the heaviest grit of sand paper from the sander when you’ve completely sanded the whole floor. Clip a lighter grit of sand paper and start sanding lines and scratches in the floor as many times as possible to remove those flaws. Do this until all the grits of sand paper have been used. continued on page 54.. Page 52

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Refinishing Hardwood Floor The Easy Way Continued.. When you see that the old finish is completely sanded, you may now proceed to staining the floor. Make sure that the floor is already free from all sawdust. Before staining, do not forget to open the windows of the room you are working in for proper ventilation. Use a rag to apply some stain to the floor’s corner to check if that is really the stain color that you want. Wait for the stain to dry up. If it is really the color that you want, then you may continue. Apply the first stain coating to the rest of the flooring. You can use a brush for darker and heavier coats but if you want lighter coats, you can just use a rag. Apply the stain with even and long strokes, going with the wood grain. Wait until the first coating dries up. If needed, apply a second coating or just touch up those light spots. Make sure the floor is already dry before applying the finish. After staining the floor, it’s time to apply the finish. Stir the polyurethane finish and shake the mixture until air bubbles are created. Use a roller or a brush to apply the polyurethane, using even and smooth strokes with the wood grain to avoid marks. Allow the wood flooring finish to dry up. It may take 3 hours or more depending on the wood floor finish brand you used. Add the second coating and wait until it completely dries up and your task of refinishing hardwood floor is complete! Refinishing hardwood floor can really be hard but there are a lot of tips to make the task easier. Just do a search for them on the Internet, and before you know it you will be getting something shiny and beautiful down on the floor! Page 54

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The dream of the older generation was to pay off a mortgage. The dream of today’s young families is to get one. If you think no one cares you’re alive, miss a couple of house payments. If you want to know exactly where the property line is, just watch the neighbor cut the grass. This country is great. It’s the only place where you can borrow money for a down payment, get a 1st and 2nd mortgage and call yourself a homeowner. The trouble with owning a home is that no matter where you sit, you’re looking at something you should be doing.

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Housing performance expected to accelerate in 2010, as economic stability returns to Canadian markets, says RE/MAX. Fifteen markets to set new records for average price in 2009. The RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook for 2010 examined residential real estate trends in 23 markets. The report found that sales are forecast to recover in almost all major centers by year-end 2009. Average price should post new records in 65 per cent of markets surveyed this year. Approximately 465,000 homes are expected to change hands nationally in 2009, a seven per cent increase over one year ago. Canadian housing values are forecast to close the year at $318,000, up five per cent from $303,594 in 2008. By year-end 2010, the number of homes sold is predicted to climb another two per cent to 475,000 units. The average price of a home is also expected to experience an uptick, rising two per cent to $325,000 – the highest level in Canadian history. The major frontrunners in terms of unit sales appreciation in 2010, are all located in Western Canada, including Calgary with an expected increase of eight per cent. A number of factors will help prop up activity going forward, including improved economic conditions, continued low interest rates, rising consumer confidence and solid capital spending which will buoy employment. Inventory will once again assume the wildcard role, with any decline placing upward pressure on prices. ~ Provided by Carey Stairs (See ad on back)

UNDER WATER A real estate salesman had just closed his first deal, only to discover that the piece of land he had sold was completely under water. “That customer’s going to come back here pretty mad,” he said to his boss. “Should I give him his money back?” “Money back?” roared the boss. “What kind of salesman are you? Get out there and sell him a houseboat.” www.thenewsyneighbor.com

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For a couple years I’ve been blaming it on lack of sleep, not enough sunshine, too much pressure from my job, ear wax build-up, poor blood circulation or anything else I could think of. Now I’ve found out the real reason I’m tired – because I’m overworked. Here’s why: The population of Canada is 30 million. 11 million are retired; that leaves 19 million to do the work. There are 5.5 million in school, which leaves 13.5 million to do the work. Of this there are 3 million employed by the federal government, leaving 10.5 million to do the work. 1 million are in the armed forces, preoccupied with killing Terrorists, which leaves 9.5 million to do the work. Take from that total the 7 million people who work for Provincial and city Governments, and that leaves 2.5 million to do the work. At any given time, there are 476,000 people in hospitals, leaving 2,024,000 to do the work. Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons and 812,000 on Employment Insurance and Welfare. That leaves just two people to do the work. You and me. And there you are sitting, on your butt, reading The Newsy Neighbor. Nice. Reeeeeal nice. www.thenewsyneighbor.com


What Would You Like To Hear? After dying in a car crash, three friends go to Heaven for orientation. They are all asked the same question: “When you are in your casket and friends and family are mourning upon you, what would you like to hear them say about you?” The first guy immediately responds, “I would like to hear them say that I was one of the great doctors of my time, and a great family man.” The second guy says, “I would like to hear that I was a wonderful husband and school teacher who made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow.” The last guy thinks a minute and replies, “I would like to hear them say......LOOK, HE’S MOVING!!!!!” www.thenewsyneighbor.com

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2010 TORCH RELAY IN CHESTERMERE

On January 19th, 2010 the Town of Chestermere was lucky enough to be a part of the longest relay in history. The torch was lit on October 22nd in Greece and after 82 days, it arrived here in Chestermere. The 106 days of the torch relay are to inspire peace, goodwill and friendship, and to inspire Canadians to be a part of the 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver. Our very own Marla Forth was one of the 12,000 very special torchbearers and she did a very fine job. Marla, you looked great and made everyone in Chestermere very proud. Hundreds of people came out to John Peake Park and enjoyed all the entertainment and celebration. Thank-you Mayor Matthews, Nancie Huneault, and all the volunteers for making this very special event happen for our wonderful community of Chestermere. Enjoy the pictures. By: Kathryn Hartwell

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My wife and I always compromise; I admit I’m wrong and she agrees with me. It doesn’t matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss. They call our language the mother tongue because the father seldom gets to speak. First Guy (proudly): “My wife’s an angel!” Second Guy: “You’re lucky, mine’s still alive.” Marriage is grand -- and divorce is at least 100 grand. When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: either the car is new or the wife.

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1. People that honk when it is obvious that no one in front of them is moving! 2. People who are dumb enough to get drunk and then drive! 3. Drivers that speed up when they know that the lane is ending and it’s solid traffic, expecting someone to let them in at the last minute... ARGH!!! 4. Blind drivers! 5. Slow drivers! 6. People who don’t use their turn signals 7. People who drive the speed limit in the fast lane 8. People who use their signals but never turn them off. 9. Drivers who talk on the phone and drive. 10. Drivers who TEXT while driving. GRRRR! 11. Driver who don’t know how to MERGE!!! TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN ALREADY!!!! 12. Drivers who don’t know how to use a traffic circle. TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN ALREADY!!!! Page 62

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