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Nearly a hundred 4H members from around the North East 4H Region participated in an informative day at Lakeland College in Vermilion. You Be The Judge, a training day for members to learn to judge animals and other various items, started the day off at the College’s arena with members of the College’s judging team helping out with providing information. See page 11 for the complete story. Photo Lorraine Serhienko.

In This Week’s Issue: 499 Memorial Bonspiel Page 3

Critters Coming Page 6

Kindness Week Page 7

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Young Curlers Attend Jim Smith Memorial Bonspiel Karen Nedzielski Reporter More than 90 young curlers participated in the Jim Smith Memorial Bonspiel held at the Vermilion Curling rink on Feb. 8 and 9 which organizers say is a fun way to get young people more active in the sport that Jim Smith enjoyed. The bonspiel is in honor of Jim Smith, who passed away 13 years ago after he lost his battle with cancer. His father Angus, was principal of JR Robson until 1985, and Jim was also a teacher until his passing, and enjoyed curling very much. The 23 teams were divided into groups

according to school grade being Grades 4 - 6 and junior and senior high. The event was hosted by the Vermilion Junior Curlers organization and would see all participants walk away with a prize. Additional prizes were awarded to the first and second place winners of each age division as well as a trophy for the overall winners, whose names would be engraved on the Jim Smith Memorial trophy. The two-day bonspiel was followed by a banquet and awards presentation on Saturday evening with family members of the Smith family in attendance.

Wolf Pack Slide On To The Ice For The Jim Smith Memorial Bonspiel

One of the teams participating in the Jim Smith Memorial Bonspiel was the selfnamed “Wolf Pack.” Throwing the Skip rocks for the team is Riley Pashulka.

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Local News Investigating the World

The new bovine moms at the College are watching close a s their newborn calves f ind t he ir le gs a nd investigate the world inside their pens. These are not the only babies featured in this week’s edition of The Voice as we have our Babies of 2013 featuring the new little faces of Vermilion and area. See inside for the precious little people and their information.

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A Valentine’s For You Karen Nedzielski Editor

Valentine’s Day is soon here. It is a time when most of us show our expressions of love and appreciation for that special person, or people, in our lives. The usual chocolates and flowers will be floating around and at the schools the students will circulate the Valentines cards to classmates and friends. There are a few different ideas on how the heart-sharing day came about. Traditionally known as the day to celebrate Saint Valentine of Rome who was jailed for illegally performing marriage ceremonies for soldiers who were forbidden to ever take a wife.

According to legend, while Saint Valentine was imprisoned he performed a healing ritual for the jailer’s daughter. Even that was not enough to spare his life and just before his execution he wrote a farewell letter and signed it “Your Valentine.” Thus the traditional slogan was born. Valentine’s Day today has taken on a very different tradition of gift buying and card sharing. Much like Christmas, husbands will most likely leave the shopping until the last day and make the last minute phone call for reservations at a favourite restaurant in hopes of salvaging a romantic evening with the Mrs. Some will go a little further and plan a get-away vacation and whisk their loved one away to a romantic spot for a little time together. Sometimes a simple movie night on the couch with treats can also make for

Vermilion 4H Beef Club News Charlotte Wasylik Submitted The Vermilion 4H Beef Club has had a busy few months. At our monthly meeting on Jan. 13 Todd Ree, an instructor at Lakeland College, gave us a lively and informative presentation on public speaking, to get us ready for our communications day in February. Unfortunately, our Christmas tobogganing party at the beginning of January was canceled because of cold weather. But we had a fun Christmas gift exchange at our December meeting and also brought our donations to the food bank to that meeting. As well, our club voted to donate $100 to Santa’s Anonymous. We also decided on our club goal for the year, “Encouraging members to do well in any activity or projects they

do.” Also in December we toured the Lakeland College farm again. Members from our club and others enjoyed 4H District Curling on Jan. 11, hosted by the Vermilion 4H Outdoor Club. Our club is hosting You Be the Judge this year, on Feb. 8 at the Lakeland College riding arena, in conjunction with 4H Northeast Adventure Day. Our public speaking day is on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Mead Building at Lakeland College, and 4H District Public Speaking will be held in Lloydminster on Saturday, Feb. 22. We’ve been practicing impromptus as part of our roll call since the beginning of our club year, which gives every member some good practice. Our next beef club meetings are Tuesday, Feb. 11 and March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Agricultural Society board room.

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the perfect date. When talking to a few people about their Valentine’s Day histories, for the most many say they have been showered by lovely gifts from their special someone. There are no rules in the Valentine’s celebrations but there can be the odd disaster. Some gift or activities just don’t seem to fit with the day. Giving your loved one a blender or a gym membership does not constitute a great Valentine’s gift. One person told me her husband was quite pleased with his gift of a light-up extension cord for her. A few weeks earlier on a cold winter day, her car failed to start. It turned out a faulty cord was to blame.

This prompted her husband to make the purchase which he said would not only indicate the cord was working but she would also not have to fumble in the snow while finding the end of the cord. I suppose the thought was there. I can not speak for every woman but a light-up extension cord is not my idea of a good Valentine’s gift. Whatever gift you get your loved one, nothing can beat the gift of time. Spend some time together and appreciate each other in a way that is unique to each other. This can be the best gift you can give. Happy Valentine’s Day and I hope Cupid’s arrow finds your heart.

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Around The Campfire Neil B. Stratton Columnist

Continued from last week’s adventure... As the sun rose, the snow was already melting and we had already seen two coyotes, however the wind was really starting to pick up. This can make the coyotes very wily as when some of their natural defences are low such as hearing and scent, they will become extra cautious. Many predators will simply hunker up in the thick willows and not even venture forth on days like that. The day was looking to be in the coyote’s favor as with full sunrise the wind was brutally blowing. As we drove from one area to another, we saw a red ball in the middle of a bald snow covered field, we stopped to use our binoculars to investigate the strange object and much to our surprise, it was a huge fox.

He was rolled up in a fluffy ball sound asleep. Blaine had made a stealthy stalk and set up, however with the winds now topping 60Km per hour, it was a futile venture, as that wind could and did blow bullets off target …not inches but feet. Predators 3, crazy guys in snow camo… zero. We knew it was definitely in their favor and thought we would just go look for antler sheds and explore. At one neighbour’s property with many cattle, we found huge wolf tracks and took pictures of the tracks. Many of my neighbors have spotted wolves in the area, and having raised those years ago I know the difference between a wolf track and a large dog’s. They were all over the remains of a deceased domestic cow. As we explored further away we saw another two full grown foxes, even with the wind they didn’t waste any time vacating the area as we watched them through binoculars. Predators - 5…hunters…zero,

but it was such a great day and we enjoyed just seeing them. Not far down the road I stopped at cutline through the trees and had to rub my eyes, a very large muskrat comically bounced down the cutline on top of the hard snow, the strange thing was there were no swamps or sloughs for many miles around. As I laughed as its long “rat tail” flopped from side to side I had to think… ”where the heck did he come from and where the heck is he going?,” Very unusual in winter in dry woodland, but he seemed to know where he was going. Just after lunch as we scouted fence lines for antler shed, we drove up a coulee road and videoed a small river coming down the road, it was running so fast it actually had small rapids. Wow this is January. It was there that a coyote saw us and made a break for it, he was also comical to watch as he zigged and zagged as he ran like a wise old educated coyote. We just

watched him as the wind was hurricane status by then. Predators – 6, hunters…zero, as we traveled more I noticed another animal laying in the field. It’s large pointy ears confused me. I said “Is that an antelope?” Sure enough, we watched an antelope buck lying in a wide open field all by his lonesome watching the world go round. The antelope was also only a couple miles from my home. What an interesting day and a very enjoyable one outdoors. End of the day tally was predators 9…hunters-zero.

When the Smoke Clears All in all the day was a huge success… simply because we got to enjoy a great adventurous day in the unpredictable outdoors.

Critters Will Skate Into Mannville Karen Nedzielski Reporter The Critters are coming to Mannville. The goodwill hockey tour will be making a stop at the Mannville arena on Feb. 20, to take on the hometown team in what is sure to be a fun-filled evening of laughs and of course, great hockey. A promotion through the CFCW radio

station, the Critters team travels out to communities to help raise money for a variety of causes and all money raised stays in each of the communities. Their visit to Mannville will be hosted by the Mannville Minor Hockey Association and is to help raise money to perform the needed repairs to the bleachers in the facility. Along with some on-ice contests, a 50-50 draw will be available as well as a number of door and raffle prizes.

Mannville Minor Hockey is hosting the CFCW Critters Goodwill Hockey Team

Feb. 20, Doors open at 6 p.m.

Beef on a Bun will be available. 50/50 Door Prizes, Silent Auction Items $5.00 Admission & Children 12 and under free Funds Raised will go towards Mannville Minor Hockey Bleacher Renovations

The Vermilion Soccer Association will be holding its annual Player Registration Night (6:30 pm) and Annual General Meeting (following) on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 in the Fr. Cordeau Centre (southwest side) of St. Jerome's School. Registration Deadline (LATE FEES WILL APPLY): Monday, March 24 First Night of Soccer for U6-U18: Monday, April 14 First Night of Soccer for U4: Monday, May 12 Please see www.vermilionsoccer.net for more information.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. and will offer a beef on a bun supper with the game starting at approximately 7 p.m. Admission to the game is a mere five dollars each with children under the age of 12 getting in for free. If you have never been to a Critters game you can be sure there will be tons of laughs and entertainment for the entire family.

Corin Raymond Brings “Paper Nickels” To The Legion Karen Nedzielski Reporter The Vermilion Folk club will open its doors at the Legion on Saturday, Feb. 15 as they present the alternative country music performer, Corin Raymond. Born in Winnipeg, Raymond grew up in Southern Ontario where he lived with his father and still calls the area home. He is formerly of the group The Undesirables which toured the world making three CDs which Raymond says he is very proud of. His album, “There Will Always Be A Small Time,” climbed the Roots charts reaching number five and all of the 12 tracks

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received considerable air time which is not common according to music promoters in the industry. The same album was nominated for two Independent Music Awards and received the Popular Vote award for the Alternative Country category and his current band has a number of Juno awards to their credit. His more recent release is that of his “Paper Nickles” 20-song, two CD album which is formatted similar to a coffee table book featuring photos and stories of various chosen artists. The album itself was completely funded by the generosity of his fans who responded to his song “Don’t Spend It Honey” (which mentions the stores well-known currency) by sending him Canadian Tire money to pay for the cost of producing the project. The show will definitely have a sound all its own and will surely be a treat to all those in attendance. A 6:30 p.m. potluck supper will prelude the performance and everyone is welcome to attend.

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Wanting To Go Back Franklin Wolters Columnist

My Da d a ll owe d that anything done on horseback was the only way to go. He just loved to be on a horse doing whatever. I was the candidate to accompany Dad on a lot of these sojourns and we spent a lot of time handling the cattle on horseback. That was his preference. Our cows calved in some beautiful wild country, the “Grizzly Bear Coulee”. I spent hours from morning till dark checking to see if they maybe needed help. That’s the way it was, Dad didn’t favour locking his cattle up in a mucky corral to have their offspring. After the calving was done and everyone was able and healthy, the idea was to move the herd to the summer pasture. Now our cattle used to lay all together and the little calves were usually babysat by one or two cows. Any loud bawl from a calf would bring the whole herd on the run. Those calves had a home so to speak, and you moved them

from there at your peril. They knew where Mom would be when they were hungry, that’s all there was to it!! When we were moving the herd to the summer pasture you had to have a rider up front to slow the old cows down, they just couldn’t wait to hit that summer graze. As a consequence the little calves would lag behind as they got tired so if you weren’t careful, they’d break back on you and head for their nursing grounds looking for Mama. There just wasn’t any way to head them off that I ever found. You simply had to let them do their thing and sure enough they’d go right back to where they last bedded down. Then you had to leave all the connecting gates open so the old mama’s would head back when their udders got filled and they needed the calf to empty it!!! The calves would hoot and holler and the cows would bawl until several hours later the cows would find their way back and retrieve their young ones. Now days with the corral panels and horse trailers modern operation is to round everyone up, separate the cows and calves and herd them separately to a hold-

ing corral till they get reacquainted and so on and so forth. I had no experience with that but wonder if they don’t end up with some calves that go unclaimed!! Still beats the story our old neighbour told who moved their cows that caved 18 miles, one or two at a time. They had about 100 head. Do the math at how many miles that entailed, to say nothing of the time involved. The survival instinct of the calves and mothering ability of the cows even in our over domesticated livestock is still very strong… good thing hey!! In the years following, Dad had passed away and my faithful “Old Pete” saddle horse had become too hard to catch anymore, I opted for a trail bike instead of a horse. It was indeed easier to catch and was handy to carry along so I could move my farm equipment from field to field. It was great to look at the cattle with too, but one day I was rounding up the cattle to move and I got a bit careless and the cows went ahead and left their babies behind!! Now like a fool would do I chased after a calf heading back, thinking to chase it back to the herd. The front wheel of my motor

bike hit a basket ball sized stone and it reared up like a wild horse. I had the thing wide open, and when it reared up my hand bent the pipe that held the throttle cable and it then unseated me and it was spinning around on the ground and I couldn’t escape it’s spinning wheel as it came around and around knocking a chunk out of me on every turn. Thank goodness it finally died on its own. The cattle had gone over the hill and all my help with it. It was a long painful walk home, as I remember!! So even a modern two wheeled horse could leave you on foot after it bucked you off. I miss those days of riding herd on the cows down Grizzly Bear Coulee way and riding knee to knee with Dad tending our range cattle and getting them settled in their summer range. I remember the long tiresome times trying to move the bulls down to meet them. That was another story I can recall. Maybe I’ll write that one next time. Dad had his ideas and I guess I had mine, bound to be a clash in times like that!!

Kindness – Let’s All Pay It Forward Jodi Simmonds, VIBE Coach Submitted Recently, I was stuck in a bit of a lineup in the drive-thru line at a local coffee shop. My daughter and I were in a rush, as usual, and the small line-up was inconvenient. After waiting “not so patiently” for several minutes, I drove up to the pick-up window and was handed my coffee and snacks and was told that the driver in front of me had paid for my order. The employee then suggested that I...”Enjoy, and have a great day!” My daughter and I looked at each other, smiled, and then desperately tried to see who the mysterious driver was. Of course they were long gone and I never did figure out who they were. Immediately, the feelings of anxiety and irritability that we had been experiencing were gone, replaced by intrigue, gratitude, and joy. “A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people

wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people.” Wikipedia provided me with that simple definition but I think it’s even more than that. That driver ahead of me probably was thinking that they were helping me out by paying for my order and they may have even considered that it might have brought a little joy to our day but I’m guessing that they didn’t really understand how special it made us feel to have a complete stranger take the time out of their day to spread kindness to us when we really needed it. I’m guessing that they probably had a smile on their face as they drove away as well, as we tend to when we spread kindness to others. February 10 through 16 has been marked as Random Acts of Kindness Week. VIBE Coaches in local schools will be brainstorming with students as we plot to spread kindness in our community. Don’t be surprised to be the recipient of a random act of kindness during

the week and I am asking you to consider paying it forward if you do. Consider taking some time to talk about kindness with your children. Ask them how it makes them feel when someone is kind to them and just as important, how they feel when they demonstrate kindness and compassion to others. If you are looking for ideas so you can conspire to commit your own random acts, check out www.randomactsofkindness.org or do a little brainstorming of your own with your family. Maybe you could all commit to a random act a day for the whole week for each other or perhaps you’d like to surprise a stranger with a random act. What about engaging your co-workers to get thinking about how your business or organization could get in on the act? However you choose to get involved, I know you’ll feel great doing it and remember,”Kindness can be contagious”…we are counting on it. Let’s pay it forward Vermilion! Box 69, 4912 - 50 Ave., A Kitscoty Kitscoty y,, AB T0B 2P0

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED BYLAW NO. 14-05 A Public Hearing concerning proposed Bylaw No. 14-05 will be held on February 25, 2014 at 7:00pm in Vermilion Regional Centre, 5702 – College Drive Vermilion, AB The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to amend the County of Vermilion River Land Use Bylaw No. 13-14 as follows: 1. The Land Use District Map, Section 10.1, is hereby mended by changing the District Classification of a Portion of N ½-29-50-7-W4 from Agricultural (A) District to Industrial (M) District, as shown on Schedule “A” below. Submissions may be made by any person(s) who claim(s) to be affected by the proposed bylaw or from any other person whom Council agrees to hear. Any written submissions that are mailed or delivered to the County of Vermilion River, Box 69, Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0 or faxed to 780-846-2716 by 12:00 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2014 will be included in the agenda package, and should be marked to include the Bylaw number. Written and oral submissions may be made at the Public Hearing without prior notification to the County of Vermilion River. A copy of written submissions must be provided to the County of Vermilion River at the Public Hearing. Written submissions will become part of the public record and, as such, will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Copies of the proposed Bylaw and any related Information may be inspected at the County of Vermilion River Administration Office in Kitscoty, Alberta during regular business hours – Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Good Night To An Everyman Margaret Lonsdale Columnist

Positioned quietly in the half-shadows between profiles of his more media splash savvy contemporaries hovers an image of the inimitable Philip Seymour Hoffman. His roles tend to be understated, the characters occupying marginal spaces, sometimes a little schleppy in appearance or dubious in character. Without exception, they are immensely, intensely memorable. On surface, reports describing the circumstances of Hoffman’s death last Sunday, syringe still in his arm, packets of the demon death powder nearby, and him lying lifeless on a stark bathroom floor, echo a cliché celebrity death theme, itself too close to fiction to be true. But it is. Add to that sad reality the news that he leaves three young children fatherless in this mean world, and it’s just one more disturbing, depressing news flash. What the heck? These celebrities; Don’t they have it all and seem to toss it away like

everything meant nothing at all? We want celebrities, at least the ones who don’t come off as obvious narcissistic flakes, to be exemplary. Strong, smart, admirable. Invincible, even. Super heroes. We forget that we know little, if anything, about their weaknesses. Personal conflicts, struggles with mental or emotional instabilities, insecurities. Soul-gnawing addictions. Sometimes I could not recall his whole name. Philip Seymour.....what? But after the first film I remember seeing him in, 1997’s ‘Boogie Nights’, I’ve sought out everything he has done. Hoffman’s performances have had a towering impact on film. He gets to you. He draws you in. You believe him. You forget he is acting. He is the one that other actors describe as “he who disappears into the rabbit hole of his characters’ souls”. Lester Bangs. Truman Capote. Willy Loman. L. Ron Hubbard. Plutarch Heavensbee. Those characters live. No. They loom. At 46, we thought he’d be around for awhile.

Mr. Hoffman did not have the flash or the star power of Brad Pitt. He presented none of the swagger, the perpetual Hollywood tan of George Clooney. He was the anti-thesis of the leading man. He looked ordinary. Maybe that is part of it. He looked like one of us. On the street, he could be mistaken for our unshaven, goodhumoured, slightly overweight Uncle Phil. In a blink, and at the pinnacle of his career, Hoffman slipped away. Lights out. He’s gone. In the coming weeks, there will be a resurgence of every film he has ever touched. Tabloids will sensationalize his legacy, and print every sordid detail of the man’s lonesome and sad demise. Probe into the no trespassing zones of his life and make assumptions about things that really cannot be known with surety by any third party. He will be lauded for his genius and he will be despised for his dirty, selfinflicted demise. His old friend, Torquil Campbell, made a poignant plea on CBC’s As It Happens on Monday night. He said “I think that it is important when people go early and

when they go in this way, to remember them properly. Philip was a friend. He was a great father. He was a great lover. And he was a great member of his community. He never let people down. And that’s the Philip Seymour Hoffman that I think people should know about. He was a good man. Straight down the line. And you could trust him.” We might consider remembering how Hoffman lived rather than how he died. During an awards acceptance speech, he spoke with conviction about his “give it your best every time” approach to his craft. He was speaking about acting, of course, but we can extrapolate a broader meaning when we read his words here: “in that moment, you should act as well as you can because if you leave that room or the theatre or wherever you are and you’ve acted as well as you can, then there’s no way that the people who’ve watched you will forget it.” I think he is right. Life is a stage. We live. We die. We’re remembered, hopefully, for the best of ourselves.

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Dawns Eats Dawn Hames Columnist

Ev e r y y e a r i n January I research the top trends in interior decorating and design, before attending the buying shows. I just got back from the Toronto show and I soon will be attending the Edmonton show. I will share with you some of the highlights of the up and coming trends for 2014. Currently there are many style and colour trends happening at the same tim e. Rus tic n eutra ls, o l d m o n ey Manhattan, colorful bohemian chic and 1960’s modern are recurring themes. It is hard to know where to start, so let’s start at the top, of the ceiling that is. Light fixtures that are unique and unusual are sought after as the ultimate update. This may be hard to fully take hold of but a new trend in wall finishes is to paint the baseboard, the crown moulding, the window casing and the

wall all the same color. Straight lined geometric prints have given way to curvy geometric prints. The new metal color is warm and rich golds, brasses and bronzes. All greys and greiges are still popular. If you are planning on decorating a room this coming year why not try one of the following color schemes: yellow and grey, turquoise and white, beige and grey, emerald and cream, emerald and grey, cobalt and gray with yellow accents. Oriental cobalt porcelain, always a style classic is currently trending. The forecast color for 2014 is radiant orchid. Window treatments continue to be blinds finished with three quarter or full length drapery panels. Throws and cushions that look like they have been knitted on extra large needles were seen at the Toronto design show last year, and are available for consumers this year. The new must have accessory will be in a Moorish geometric pattern. Cooking at home is making resur-

gence. The trend is to leave behind processed fast food, food preservatives and additives in favor of locally sourced natural home cooked food. This increased focus on home cooking is making putting on the dog a casual proprietary event, of unique meals. Food trends include a healthy twist on old fashion down home recipes, such as using a little less sugar and the use of healthier fats. In contrast there is also an interest in experiencing new super foods such as quinoa and teff. Teff is a gluten free grain that is high in both vitamin C and calcium and contains 40 per cent resistance starch, which presents additional health benefits. New research continues to raise common foods such as apples, dark chocolate, coffee and tea to superstar status. Tea continues to be a strong health food trend, but instead of just drinking it, it will be included in many foods such as ice cream, soup and deserts. A new popular tea

called matcha is made of green tea leaves finely ground into a powder that is added to food and smoothies. Tea parties, cucumber sandwiches, scones, tiered cake plates, china cups and saucers, are all part of this healthy indulgence. Naturally fermented foods which en ha n ce o u r im m u n e sys tem a n d promote a healthy digestive system are making a comeback. These include kombatcha tea found at health food stores and fermented veggies (made at home). Other new food trends to watch for are cauliflower, gourmet doughnuts, such as maple bacon at $30 a dozen, maple bacon potato chips (very addictive), bacon chocolate chip cookies and bacon sushi. If you clipped out the latest recipe for gluten free cinnamon buns, the amount of millet flour is missing from the ingredient list, opps. The amount of millet flour is 1/2 cup, but any type of rice flour can be used as well with good results.

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Area Producers Reminded Of Deadline To Insure Hay And Pasture AFSC Submitted

As the February 28 deadline approaches for farmers in the Vermilion area and across the province to insure their pasture and hay land this year, livestock producers are hoping for another successful growing season on their perennial forage crops once the snow melts this spring. “Last year, despite dry conditions in the early spring and late summer in some areas, most producers ended up with

John Kresowaty with AFSC reminds area producers of the upcoming February 28 deadline to insure hay and pasture in Alberta. In 2013, more than million was paid on February 2014$4.4 | www.beefnews.com hay and pasture claims across the province, including the County of Vermilion River.

strong growth on their hay and pasture year, points out Lastiwka. when the rain finally came in late May In the County of Vermilion River, provinand June,” says John Kresowaty, with cial moisture maps show that soil moisAgriculture Financial Services Corpora- ture beneath the snow as of late January tion (AFSC), the Crown corporation that generally ranges from moderately low in provides crop insurance to Alberta farm- the North to very low in the South. Snow ers on behalf of the provincial and federal cover is generally near normal ranging to governments. moderately low in the Southeast. $4.4 Million Paid on Hay and Pasture Of course, nobody can predict how Claims in 2013 much moisture or rainfall the coming Just over $4.4 million was paid out spring will bring, says ARD provincial soil through hay and pasture insurance claims moisture specialist, Ralph Wright. “It could across Alberta last year – including the be wet or things could turn hot and dry. County of Vermilion River – due to the dry Anything’s possible. There are still two conditions in early spring and late summer. months of winter left. It’s really a wait“It was one of our lowest payout years for and-see game because weather is so Perennial Insurance programs over the last random,” says Wright. decade as a result of favourable precipitation and good growing conditions in June 7.5 Million Acres Insured and July,” says Kresowaty. The highest Unpredictable weather is the biggest payout years for hay and pasture insur- reason Alberta producers insure about 7.5 ance were during the droughts of 2009 million acres of hay and pasture across the when $56 million was paid in claims, and province every year through AFSC Peren2002 when $89 million was paid out. nial Insurance programs, says Kresowaty. Perennial hay and pasture crops depend Cattle producers Mike and Deanne on plenty of moisture early in the spring Paterson, who run a cow-calf operation for healthy growth, says Grant Lastiwka, near Viking with their family, say they a provincial livestock forage business never know what kind of growing condispecialist with Alberta Agriculture and tions to expect from one year to the next Rural Development (ARD). “As a general on their farm. “It was dry in the fall and we rule, 70 to 90 per cent of the yield poten- have lots of snow but so much can change tial of pasture and rangeland is determined between now and spring. Today’s weather by early June across southern Alberta and seems to go from one extreme to another. by early July across the rest of the prov- That’s why we insure our hay and pasture,” ince,” he says. While snow melt can help, says Mike. “Our operation is dependent on getting adequate spring moisture and39forage. If we can’t grow enough of our own rainfall during April, May, and June ulti- hay and pasture in a dry year, we have to mately determines whether producers will go out and buy some. If there’s a drought, get good hay and pasture production each feed prices are going to be high. Insurance

helps soften the financial blow if we have a wreck. As start-up farmers, offsetting that risk is important because we don’t want to have to sell cows. Without insurance, we’d have to fold up our tents and go home,” he explains. 12 New Weather Stations Added New to Perennial Insurance this year is the addition of 12 new weather stations to the provincial network AFSC uses to determine payouts on Perennial Insurance programs for hay and pasture. “We now have 238 weather stations across Alberta that measure precipitation and other weather data,” says Kresowaty, noting one of the new stations is located near Ranfurly, west of Vermilion. “It’s important to have as many stations as possible so clients can select stations in close proximity to their land base that best represent weather conditions on their farm,” he says. Farmers who take Moisture Deficiency Insurance on their pasture or include it as rider on their hay insurance select up to three weather stations, he explains. If accumulated moisture at these stations falls below normal over the growing season, a claim is triggered. Kresowaty says hay insurance also protects against yield losses caused by perils such as hail, flood, insects, disease, lightning, winterkill, and wildlife damage. For more information about Perennial Insurance, farmers can contact their local AFSC Branch or the AFSC Call Centre at 1-877-899-AFSC (2372) before the February 28 deadline.

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Lakeland College Arena Hosts 4H Judging Karen Nedzielski Reporter

Members of 4H from around the North East Region took over the Lakeland College’s riding arena last Saturday, Feb. 8 as the Vermilion River 4H district hosted the annual “You Be The Judge” conference. Leila Hickman, 4H Specialist for Alberta Agriculture, said nearly 100 4H members from 23 different clubs participated in a full day of events which started off with a judging clinic with members of the Lakeland College Judging team giving tips on what to look for in judging a group of animals or objects. The members were divided into groups

according to age and placed at different stations where the College team members advised the 4H members on what to look for when judging and how to grade them accordingly. A selection of sheep, horses, yearling bulls, dairy cows, swine, grains, hay and even cowboy boots were judged and placed in order of quality based on each of their characteristics. Helping judge the cowboy boots was Lakeland College Agri Business Student, Becky Domolewski. She gave instructions of some of the characteristics she looks for in a good boot and grades it accordingly. The 4H members were then asked to look the boots over and place them accordingly on their score cards. D o m o l ewshi is a

member of the College’s judging team and recently won Grand Aggregate Judge along with a $2,500 scholarship at Western Canadian Agribition last year, earning her a spot to judge the First Lady Classic heifer show held there. Lakeland College Judging Team Instructor, Lorraine Serhienko said the college students look forward to helping with You Be The Judge each year and were at the arena early that morning to help set up the displays in preparation for the event. Serhienko said it is a good way to prepare the team for the Western Canadian Judging competition which is held in March at the College during the Little

Royal Rodeo. After a lunch break the members participating were offered a number of information sessions throughout the afternoon relating to team building and project information before the event’s conclusion. The North East 4H Region stretches from south of Vermilion all the way to the North West Territories and from east of Edmonton to Lloydminster.

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Novice Action Heats Up The Ice In Vermilion Karen Nedzielski Reporter

The Vermilion Minor Hockey associatio n p laye d h os t to th e N ovice p l aye r s of th e a re a a n d p u t o n a tournament which had eight teams playoff against each other for the tournament championship title. Friday night’s games saw a couple of tough losses for the two homet o w n t e a m s . T h e Ve r m i l i o n D EC Elec trical Contrac ting Tigers took on the Lloydminster Investors Group o n Fr i d a y n i g h t a t t h e S t a d i u m which ended in a tough lesson for the Tigers, 18-1 for Lloydminster. At the arena the Vermilion Fountain Tire Tigers squared off against the Provost Blades which ended in a similar defeat for the Tigers, 13-0 for Provost. The tables were definitely turned for the Vermilion Nicks on Saturday morning as they faced the Sedgewick Sharks in an early morning battle which ended in a 10-4 win for Vermilion.

Unfortunately the Vermilion DEC could not rally back as well as the other home team and faced a loss against the Cold Lake Tigers, 13-2. The Vermilion Fountain Tire team struggled against the Cold Lake #2 team ad they were defeated 11-3 just before lunch on Saturday. In the Stadium the Provost Blades took on the Lloydminster Investors Group and although the Lloydminster team faced 5 p enalties, they still came out on top with a 6-4 win. The Vermilion Nick’s would edge o u t t h e C o l d L a ke # 2 t e a m w i t h a g o-a h ea d g o al late in th e third period which ended in a 5-4 win for Nick’s Tigers. Tournament Coordinator Maryann B ro ko p s a i d th e O l y m p i c th e m e d tournament was geared towards the players having fun and thanks to the tournament sponsors, every player would be awarded a trophy for their efforts at the tournament. Check next week’s Voice for the tournament results.

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The Vermilion Fountain Tire Novice Tigers took on the Provost Blades which ended in defeat for the Tigers in the Friday night match at the Vermilion Arena.

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Mustang’s Finish First Overall Blair Macnab Columnist

With only one blemish on the calendar the Stang’s wrapped up the season at 19-1.This last four games went as follows: Friday, Jan. 24 saw the horseman gallop

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mate turned foe, Jon Ross rifled in an errant puck to tie it at 2. The Stang’s would add two more at 15:27 and 17:52 to open up a two goal lead only to have the Comets slice that in half with a snipe of their own at 18:39. Period two and three saw the Horseman run away with 6 straight tallies to make the final total 10-3. Dewberry Marksmen were Devon Moneta, Chance Bensmiller, Boyce Goldsmith, Josh Hrynyk, all with single tallies while Mitch Walker gathered a pair and Brad Macnab slid in 4! Friday January 31 The Mustang’s trotted over to Marwayne to star gaze and look for Comets. The first period saw the Stang’s gather in two to take a 2-zip lead to the locker room. They started early in the second at the 1:49 mark to jump out in front by 3-0. But Marwayne started to chisel away with their first of three straight at 3:05 and 8:36 and then again at 18:17 to knot it at three each. At 5:59 of the third, the Stang’s took the lead again and at 10:46, added what would be the winner, and then again at 16:27 added some insurance. The Comets got a late one at 19:50 to close the gap a little making the final 6-4 Horseman. Blair Sinclair, Ty Macnab, Mitch Walker and Brad Macnab all chipped in singles with Chevy Botting dunking a pair to round out the scoring. Ryan Bardoel turned aside 28 of 32 for the win. Ice chips…at 5:06 of the second period Trent Throndson (son of the Mullet King) engaged in some fist cuffs with Marwayne’s Anthony Garner. I was not at the game but the judges’ cards showed a

Trev Crabb, Mill Manager, Box 177, Irma, AB PHONE (780) 754-2708 FAX (780) 754-2701 Email: t.crabb@sunhavenfarmsmilling.com

unanimous decision for Throndson. I do not usually report on such evens because I do not condone violence in sports but I made an exception this time! Mustangs end regular season on a high note! The Horseman hosted second place Two Hills Longhorns for what would be a playoff match up to close the regular season. At 5:01 and 9:58 the Stang’s tallied twice to take a 2-0 lead. Two Hills responded with their lone marker of the first at 11:48 to cut the lead in half at 2-1. The Stang’s struck again at 17:06 to regain a two goal cushion. Period two saw the Horseman get two more at 4:20 and 6:13 before the longhorns responded with a single at 14:26 making the score after 40 minutes, 5-2 for the Stang’s. The third saw the Stang’s again tally two more at 12:10 and 13:47 before the Longhorns chipped in a single at 18:17 to make the final 7-3 for the Mustang’s. Devin Moneta, Shane Cusack, Kurt Bensmiller, Ty Macnab and Brad Macnab all had singles while our team “Smokie”(1 of 2) Darren Ryan added a pair of goals. Justin Bowtell was strong as he kicked out 20 of 23 shots to earn his tenth win in 11 tries for the Stang’s. This n’ That… At the 6:37 mark of the third stanza, three of the Horseman were involved in what to me appeared like career changes… Kurt Bensmiller and Shayne Cusack could be looking to get into the school system as I saw them “educate” a couple lads from Two Hills and Mitch Walker may be starting a new career in security as he was there when needed to thwart a potentially bad scene. See ya all in the playoffs!

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School News

Clandonald School News Anita Dutchak Submitted

Clandonald School Faces Review After Low Enrollment January was a fun-filled month at Clandonald School! Following an enjoyable Christmas break everyone returned to school ready to take on the new year. The Grades 1-3 class were the lucky winners of the Oilers’ Reading Give it a Shot program and earned tickets to the January 8 Oil Kings game in Edmonton. On January 28 the entire school

participated in Hockey Hooky, traveling to Edmonton to cheer the Oil Kings on to victory against the Manitoba Wheat Kings. Rexall Place was filled with school children and the atmosphere was very festive as our students enjoyed our national sport and got to watch two local boys in action. The junior high students attended VIBE Day in Vermilion with Mrs. George on January 23. Students were able to participate in several fun activities aimed at improving mental health and wellness. Our annual ski trip was January 29 and once again we spent

the day at Kinosoo Ridge ski hill where our Grade ones caught on to the sport very quickly and our veteran skiers and boarders enjoyed a frosty winter day on the slopes. Due to unusually low enrollment, the superintendent and the school board have determined that a school review is needed in Clandonald. Clandonald School has a very dedicated staff, parent group, and community and there is no doubt a creative and sustainable solution will be found as we work together. A School Review Community Consulta-

tion is scheduled for Monday, February 24 and all interested parties are encouraged to attend. It is very important that the wishes and expectations of the entire community be heard. Students closed off the month with a nice long weekend and are ready to welcome February and the early spring predicted by Balzac Billy. Dates to note are Feb. 14 – Winter Carnival, Feb. 17&18 – No School, Feb. 25 – School Review Community Consultation, Feb. 26 – Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 28 – Report Cards.

Town In Discussion With Doctors For Rental Contract Karen Nedzielski Reporter

The Town has been working closely with the doctors in Vermilion to reach a rental contract on the Midtown Medical building which both parties will deem fair. The building itself is owned by the Town as well as most of the equipment in

it. The doctors have access to everything it houses and have been paying a rental fee without a formally signed contract to protect both parties in the agreement. Currently the rent is calculated monthly as per the costs of that particular month and the Town and doctors would prefer a stable fee each month including all costs associated including utilities. Currently there are three doctors

using the clinic for their practice with the potential of a fourth coming to Vermilion later this year. Town Manager Dion Pollard expressed that the Town is simply trying to recover costs for the budget year and intentions are not to make money or lose money either. Council members discussed the concern of temporarily relocating the doctors in the event of fire loss and

who would be responsible for the business interruption to the doctors. Council wanted to be clear on who would be responsible for providing and paying for a rental spot in another location. Manager Pollard said he would add the concern to the ongoing discussions with the doctors and said he was hoping the two parties would come to a final agreement soon to facilitate a one year contract in the near future.

Extra Waste Equals Extra Costs Karen Nedzielski Reporter

Due to an increase in volume seen at the Vermilion transfer sight, the Town of Vermilion will have to pay an additional $30,905 over the budgeted amount for the 2013 year, to the Vermilion River Regional Waste Management Services Commission. Council members addressed the concern at the regular council meeting on Feb. 4 which saw an increase in waste being deposited to the transfer station from 2,830 metric tonnes in 2012 to 3,134 in 2013 with approximately the same amount of people using the facility. Also contributing to the increase is the implementation of a fuel surcharge by the Beaver Regional Landfill, which accepts the waste from the Vermilion site, as well as increased insurance costs for the facility. Council members questioned how well Vermilion residents were using the recycle centre in town and most agreed that there has been a steady

increase in interest of recycling and River Regional Waste Management are taking much of the recyclable committee advised they are looking products to the designated drop off at options to help with the concern. Following the discussion, members areas. Also brought into question is how the facility operators are specifying what refuse is coming from town residents and what is coming from county residents. Ideas were tossed around on how to possibly implement a system which will have rate payers provide a proof of residence to access the transfer station, possibly a home utility bill. Council members who are members of the Vermilion

Congratulations!! Meagan Sara Balaneski, for achieving your Certified Financial Planner designation. Meagan is the recipient of the November 2013 President’s Award from the Financial Planning Standards Council for the top mark across Canada on the FPE2 exam - one of the prerequisites for the CFP designation. As well, Meagan has recently qualified for her second year as a member of the Million Dollar Round table, and was featured on the front cover of the national advisor’s magazine Advisor’s Edge! Meagan is now Vermilion’s only multi-licensed Certified Financial Planner

passed a motion to pay the amount outstanding after the 2013 reconciliation close-out balance totaling $30,905.

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WestGold Simmental 6th Annual Bull Sale March 1st @ 1pm. 90 yearling bulls.

Bred Cow Sales

March 7th @12 noon. 200 Red Simmental Angus cross cows from Naicam- Sask., bred to Charolais bulls. 3rd to 6th calvers. Start Calving April 10th.

Everblack Angus Annual Bull Sale

March 31st @ 2pm. 25 yearlings, 65 2year olds, and 10 open heifers.

Vermilion Charolais Group Annual Bull Sale April 5th @ 1pm. 10 yearlings and 80 2year olds.

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available at: Competitive prices. Located on south side of Vermilion campus next to the Service Centre.

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Lori-Ann Cohoe Professional Corporation Barrister - Solicitor - Mediator Box 187, 4925 - 50 Street Vegreville, Alberta T9C 1R2 phone: 780-632-6901 fax: 780-632-6902 lcohoe@cohoelaw.com

Department: Print/MailServices Paper: Vermilion Voice Size: 2.5” x 1.5” Business Directory Black & white Cost: $900.00/year Code: 13_7035_PrintServicesAd Cost code: 01 3311 INS 2 Relax U Hot Tubs & Saunas

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Vermilion Breeders Co-op Financing Available for Bred Cows, Bred Cows with Calves at Side, and Bred Heifers Rick Rewuski #97 Centre Street, Dewberry, AB T0B 1G0 Ph: (780) 847-4166 Fax: (780) 847-4944

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AWNA Blanket and Local Classifieds ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call for applications. C. A. MacLean/Fred Row Journalism bursaries. Help us locate a deserving individual from your community who would like to pursue a career in print journalism. Applications must be received by February 26, 2014. For further information, contact your local weekly newspaper or the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association, 1-800292-6903 ext. 225; www.awna.com.

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COMING EVENTS

LEARN THE LATEST about Celiac Disease and a Gluten-Free diet at the Canadian Celiac Association National Conference, May 30 - June 1, 2014, Calgary. Visit the gluten-free market. Everyone welcome. Register at www.calgaryceliac.ca; 403-237-0304. QUALITY ASSURANCE COURSE for Health Canada’s Commercial Marijuana Program. February 22 & 23, AUCTIONS Best Western Hotel, Kelowna, BC. Tickets: www. MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m., greenlineacademy.com or 1-855-860-8611 or 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - 250-870-1882. Handguns, rifles, shotguns, hunting and sporting equipment. To consign call 780-440-1860. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ANTIQUE & COLLECTOR AUCTION. February 15, NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Saturday, 10 a.m. Antiques, Texaco gas pump, Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + Coca-Cola, furniture, advertising, Star Wars, much GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper more! Scribner Auction, Wainwright, Alberta, 780- NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228. 842-5666; www.scribnernet.com. PARK PAVING LTD. in Edmonton has immediate 8TH ANNUAL Red Deer Collector Car Auction & openings for a Project Superintendent, Concrete Speed Show, March 14 - 16/14, Red Deer West- Superintendent, Shop Foreman, and Heavy Duty erner Park. Exhibitor space available. Consign your Mechanics. Send your resume via email to: employcar. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; EGauctions.com. ment@parkpaving.com or via fax to 780-4345373. AUTO PARTS BRANCH MANAGER & Counter Parts Person reWRECKING AUTO-TRUCKS. Parts to fit over 500 quired for automotive parts, HD parts and body shop trucks. Lots of Dodge, GMC, Ford, imports. We ship supply business in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Parts experianywhere. Lots of Dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff. Trucks ence required. Email: radirect@telus.net. up to 3 tons. North-East Recyclers 780-875-0270 DRIVER NEEDED with clean Class 1 for busy L/S (Lloydminster). hauling position based out of Westlock, Alberta. Email resume to: rob@jubileefarms.ca. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experiGET FREE vending machines. Can earn $100,000. + ence operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected off resume at the office. Phone 780-842-6444. Fax territories. Full details call now 1-866-668-6629. 780-842-6581. Email: rigmove@telus.net. Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., WainWebsite: www.tcvend.com. wright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage: www.heoil.com. CAREER TRAINING START NOW! Complete Ministry approved diplomas VAC & STEAM Truck Operator. Valid Class 1 or 3, in months! Business, health care and more! Contact Safety Tickets, Top Wage, Benefits, Camp Work, Academy of Learning College 1-855-354-JOBS Experience an Asset. Email/Fax Resume: 780-458(5627) or www.academyoflearning.com. We change 8701, bryksent@telus.net.

TRANSFER OILFIELD SERVICES requires a Class 1 Fluid Driver. Please call 780-268-4444 or email: t.o.s@hotmail.com. JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. Free. Visit: www. awna.com/resumes_add.php.

FEED AND SEED

WANTED. Hannas Seeds seeking distributors for forage, turf, native and reclamation seed. Good commissions. Contact Dave at 1-800-661-1529 or dave@hannasseeds.com. HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-2505252.

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METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254. RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME & leg cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years; www.allcalm.com. Mon-Fri, 8-4 EST. 1-800-765-8660. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206; www.crownsteelbuildings.ca. STEEL BUILDING SALE. “The Big Year End Clear Out!” 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; www.pioneersteel.ca.

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PERSONALS

A SABBATH WELL spent, brings a week of content, and strength for the toils of the morrow. But a Sabbath profaned, what ever be gained, is a certain forerunner of sorrow. By: Judge Matthew Hale. Canadian Lords Day Association, Box 1369, Picture Butte, T0K 1V0. TRUE PSYCHICS! For Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486; http:// www.truepsychics.ca. DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

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Valentine’s Day Tea at Vermilion Valley Lodge on February 14, 2014, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $4.00 per person, door prizes and raffles. Come and bring a friend. Vermilion Trade Fair, Saturday 15th February, 11am – 4pm at the Vermilion Curling Club (5510 College Drive) including booths for Pampered Chef, Epicure, Scentsy, Jockey, Silpada Jewelry and many more. Cribbage Doubles at Vermilion Seniors Center Thursday February 13, registration at 9:30 a.m. Play starts promptly at 10 a.m. $10.00 per person pay out 60%. Dinner $8.00. Please pre-register if possible at 780-853-2518. Senior Artist Appreciation Tea, sponsored by The Vermilion Senior Centre Members. Saturday Feb. 15th, 2014, 1:30 p.m. There will be Senior Choir and Vermilion Art Club – Show and Sale at 2:30 p.m. Free Will offering. Everyone Welcome.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY`

Lakeland College Student Managed Farm is looking for custom seeders for the upcoming season. If interested, please contact 780-603-7516. Farm Labourer required to work on cattle/grain farm. Part time or full time work available. No experience needed just willing to work. Farm located in Innisfree Area. Phone Randy @ 780 208-5000.

FARM BUILDINGS

FOR SALE SW-28-52-8-W4, County of Minburn, 13 miles North of Mannville. 3 miles East of 881, R.R. 84 TWP. 524. 160 acres, $500,000 O.B.O. (terms available). Call 780-632-9454.

FRANKLIN WOLTERS, BOOK in Paper back Now Out “Memories of life on Grizzly Bear Coulee.” Call Franklin for sale locations or book signing events 780-853-7520.

SERVICES

Acreage For Sale 1 mile north of Innisfree on Highway 870 (11202 TWP Rd. 512). New water well, power natural gas & phone, approx. 10 acres, fenced & lots of trees / with old house & barn. Phone 780632-7934 after 8 p.m. You will like our prices! Take the time to give us a call! Black Angus Bulls for Sale, Yearling and 2 yr olds, Lloydminster 780-875-6636, Toll Free # 1-888Semen tested & ready to go by mid-April. Phone Mike Chase, Waveny Angus Farm Ltd., 780-853- 858-1011. 2275 or 780-853-3384.

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CLASS 1 DRIVER opportunity REQUIRED for grain hauling ELD TRUCKING Paradise Valley Call Russell 780-205-6363

Cargill is a respected leader in world agriculture with a network of 74 farm service centers across Canada. Cargill has openings for Hourly Plant Operators at our Farm Service Center in Vermilion, Alberta.

We are looking to hire: Front Desk Clerk & Housekeeping Staff Apply in person with resume to: The Ventura Motel 4508 - 52nd Street Vermilion, AB T9X 1J7

• operating grain cleaners • loading rail cars and trucks • unloading trucks • cleaning the elevator • shipping and receiving fertilizer, seed, and chemical • delivering product to farm • operating forklift and bobcat • Maintaining the yard Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to work variable shifts. Strong customer service and teamwork skills are required. Successful candidates must be able to handle the physical labour requirements of the job and be able to work extended hours including evenings and weekends if required. Cargill emphasizes integrity, safety, and customer service in a team-based environment. Please drop off your resume’ at the facility: 1 mile east of Vermilion Attention: Marvin Wagner – Plant Manager 780-853-6200 marvin_wagner@cargill.com Deadline for applications: Feb. 12th, 2014 We thank all those who apply but will only contact those selected for interviews. Cargill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about Cargill please visit www.cargill.ca and to view other job opportunities visit www.cargill.jobs


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J.R. Robson News Shawna Craig Submitted

Robson’s Girls’ Basketball Members Win Awards New semester and new class schedules means the school year is half over already! As classes continue, here’s a look at what else has been going on. The Junior Girls Basketball Team continues to show lots of improvement. They played very well in Elk Point over th e p as t we eken d a n d eve r yo n e w a s ve r y p ro u d o f t h e i n te n s i t y a n d p e r s eve r a n ce th ey

demonstrated. It was fantastic to have so many parents and fans there to cheer them on. A big thank you to all the parents/grandparents who volunteered to drive players over the past couple of weeks. There is no “I” with this group of girls as all the players cooperate as team. The following awards were given out: In Mar wayne - Emerson Livingstone received the Heart Award and Katrina Pries received the High Scorer Award. In Elk Point - Brynn Bast received the Hear t Award, Julia SeymourMost Improved, Jordan Jones- High Scorer and Kayla Farkash was the All

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Star. The girls have a home game on Wednesday, Feb. 12 so come on out and cheer them on! Congratulations to the Senior Girls Basketball Team on winning a Bronze Medal at Holy Rosary’s tournament this last weekend. The JR Robson girls won 63-54 against Paradise Valley on Feb. 4 in an exhibition game. Keep up the good work girls! The Senior Girls are heading to Cold Lake for a tournament on Feb 7-8. Good luck! The VDAY Classic home tournament involving the Senior Boys and Girls Basketball takes place on Feb 14 and 15. The Vermilion Wellness Coalition is putting on a Yoga class for Junior and Senior high students. There are 24 JR Robson students participating in classes that are being held after

school on Tuesday and Wednesday in both J.R. Robson and St. Jerome’s. St u d e n t s f r o m b o t h S e n i o r H i g h Basketball teams are attending along with other students from Grade 7 – 11. Namaste. Mark your calendars for this year’s ski trip! On Thursday, Feb. 27 Grades 7-12 will be attending the annual ski trip to Table Mountain. Deadline for registration was Monday, Feb. 10 Don’t forget Wednesday, Feb. 26 is Pink Shirt Day. Wear pink to show your support to end bullying. Dates to Remember Feb. 3 - Report Cards, Feb. 17 & 18 - No School, Feb. 26 Anti Bullying – Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 27 - Ski Trip for all grades, March 5 - Early Dismissal, March 6 & 7 - No School, March 31 - PAC Meeting 7 p.m.

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Vermilion Elementary School Karen King Submitted It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week from Feb. 9-15. What will you do for others this week? On Friday of last week, teachers from across BTPS came together in their Teacher Effectiveness Support Teams (TES Teams) to work collaboratively on performance assessments, pencil and paper assessments and the marking of the HLAT writing assessments. It is fantastic that our Board of Trustees commits time for this type of cross-jurisdiction collaboration. In a jurisdiction of our size, the four TES Team days provide the only time that many of our teachers can engage other teachers of like subject or grade areas in meaningful conversations about student

learning. During the month of February, we will be discussing the virtue of Fairness at school. Fairness allows for everyone to be seen for who they are. It is seeing with your own eyes and not judging something or someone by what other people tell you. Being fair is standing up for your own rights and the rights of other people, and taking responsibility if you make a mistake. Fairness is not giving everyone the same thing, but rather what they need to succeed. February 5 saw all VES students and staff participating in Winter Walk Day. With the assistance of Curtis Gorkoff, Mrs. McCullough led us in an Olympic based mini workout. That was followed by some walking, skiing, skating, and curling activities and some toboggan relays, all done in our House Leagues. A healthy snack was

provided by Be Fit For Life and Healthy Schools. During the months of February and March, students will have the opportunity to ‘hurry hard’ to join floor curling. They will be ‘swept away’ at noon hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays with Ms. King and Mrs. MacMillan giving instruction to students. We are once again having our spring pizza fund raiser. Sales will begin on Feb. 13 and end on Mar. 4. Delivery will be on Mar. 18. Money raised will go toward field trips and other educational projects. If you would like to order pizza, please check in with a VES family you know, or call the school directly and speak with Mrs. McCullough. VIBE will host after school sessions once a week to assist Grade 6 students in learn-

ing/practicing study skills in preparation for their Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) and to assist them with the transition to junior high. These sessions will take place on all four Thursdays in Feb. from 3:30-5:00. Dates to Remember are Feb. 9-15 – Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb. 12 – 100th Day of School, Feb. 13-Mar. 4 – Pizza Fundraiser, Feb. 17 & 18 – No School, Feb. 19 – AR Assembly, Feb. 26 – Pink T-Shirt Day, Feb. 28 – Report Cards go home, Mar. 5 – Early Dismissal at 2:00, Mar. 6 & 7 – Teachers’ Convention – No School.

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St. Jerome School News Margaret McCormack Submitted

St. Jeromes’ Students Take Co-op Field Trip The Kindergarten classes visited the Co-op Grocery Store for a Field Trip last week and had a fabulous time. In the bakery they watched cake decorating and saw how bread is made and sliced. At the produce department they watched as items were wrapped and priced and had their taste buds satisfied as they munched on pineapple, strawberries and

grapes. Shivering and wishing they had left their coats on the kindergarten children visited every fridge and freezer in the warehouse to see everything they held. Then they were on to view how cardboard was prepared for recycling. Grounding hamburger and preparing cutlets was demonstrated in the Meat Department. The students even had a visit upstairs with Mr. Hiebert and heard the exciting news about the new Co-op building. While they were in the office they each had their hands photocopied. Each child went home with a bag of treats and a big smile. The students in Grade 6 were “Over

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use their creative talents. In the gym they participated in the Biathlon and Toboggan (blanket) Races. Mrs. Roth and Mrs. Moore had some challenging relay races and activities in their classrooms for the students to enjoy. At the end of the events everyone was treated to a delicious mug of hot chocolate and minimarshmallows. The Sr. Girls had a terrific weekend of basketball in Ryley last weekend. This very young, talented and developing team was able to place seventh out of 20 teams. Coach Partington was extremely pleased with their performance. This weekend, Feb. 14-15, the Sr. Girls and Boys will compete in the J. R. Robson tournament. The Sr. Boys played in Kitscoty last week they had a great game but were unable to come away with the victory. The Jr. Girls played St. Mary’s in Vegreville and beat them in an exciting game. This week will be a very busy week at St. Jerome’s. Many classes are busy with Olympic activities. Researching sports and Canadian athletes as well as learning about Sochi and Russia. The Grade one students will be celebrating the “100th Day” on Wednesday, Feb. 12 with a variety of activities. On Thursday we will celebrate Mass at 10:30 am as a school community at the Holy Name Catholic Church. Remember to dress in your finest as we celebrate Formal Day and Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. Reminder: No School on Monday, Feb. 17 and Tuesday, Feb. 18.

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Mannville School News Susan Obrigewitch Submitted

Mannville School Gets “Winteractive” Mannville School has been working towards comprehensive school health officially through the Healthy School, Healthy Futures pilot project since March of 2011, but many areas have been a priority for years. As our pilot project draws to a close in June 2014, these initiatives, as well as many more will continue to thrive. With this framework in mind we present our new campaign … COMMIT TO BE FIT! Each month look for fun challenges that will encourage the students, staff and families of our school to focus on healthy choices and activities. Winter Walk Day ended up being a little too cold to have all our students outside, so our Leadership 8 class, along with Miss Almberg and Mrs. Tod, came up with an alternate itinerary in celebration of being ‘winteractive’. Everyone gathered in the gym to kick off the celebration and to listen to different ways to being winteractive! Students then got into their teams and the activities began. There were games in the gym, a snowball fight in Miss Almberg’s room; Musical Chairs in the science lab and tae bo and exercise videos available for the students to try out! The afternoon ended with everyone having snacks and bottled water supplied by ‘Be Fit For Life’ and Lakeland College. Enjoying the weather outside is not just for the summer time so for the month of February, all students are asked to log their fitness activity with their classmates.

On display throughout the school, there are big red hearts where students get to claim their daily physical activity! The class with the most winter participation will win a prize at the end of the month! The Green Certificate Program is an apprenticeship-style training program that serves the agricultural industry. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development work in partnership with the agriculture industry and Alberta Education to offer the Green Certificate Program. Lakeland College supports this program as well. Trainees select a specialization (cowcalf, feedlot, sheep, swine, dairy, field crop, irrigated crops, beekeeping, equine) and under the guidance of their trainer, work toward mastering all the skills with their training program. Tanner Gausvik specialized in cow-calf and has earned 16 credits in this specialization. Congratulations Tanner! Our elementary classes will be going skating on Valentine’s Day at the Rec Centre. Kindergarten to Grade 2 skate at 10:30 a.m., Grade 3 and 4 at 12:30 p.m. and Grades 5 and 6 at 2 p.m. Our next school Dress up Day is on Thursday, Feb. 20 and the Grade 7 class have gone with Olympics and are asking that students wear red and white. It’s also Popcorn Day. It will be nice to have the extra, extra long weekend this month. There is no school on Tuesday, Feb. 18 as it is a day in lieu for Parent Teacher Interviews. And with elementary report cards going out on February 28, Parent Teacher Interviews follow on March 4 for elementary parents and students.

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See your GM dealer for details. # Offer only valid from January 3, 2014 to February 28, 2014 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing an eligible 1999MY or newer crossover/utility/van that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six months, will receive a $500 Targeted Owner Loyalty/Conquest Program Bonus credit towards the lease, purchase or finance of an eligible new 2013/2014 Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, Volt, Orlando, Trax, Buick Encore; or a $750 Targeted Owner Loyalty/Conquest Program Bonus credit towards the lease, purchase or finance of an eligible 2013/2014 Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Camaro, Equinox, Express, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, GMC Terrain, Savana; or a $1000 Targeted Owner Loyalty/Conquest Program Bonus credit towards the lease, purchase or finance of an eligible 2013/2014 Chevrolet Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Acadia, Yukon, Yukon XL, Buick Enclave, all Cadillac models delivered during the Program Period. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $500/$750/$1,000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership for the previous consecutive six months. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. *‡Offer valid only to eligible retail lessees in Canada who have obtained credit approval by GM Financial, have entered into a lease agreement with GM Financial, and who accept delivery from January 3, 2014 through February 28, 2014 of a new eligible 2014 model. General Motors of Canada will pay the first month’s lease payment, or first 2 bi-weekly lease payments (inclusive of taxes). After the first month, lessee will be required to make all remaining scheduled payments over the remaining term of the lease agreement. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ** The 2014 Silverado has been awarded the 2014 North American Truck of the Year. For more information www.northamericancaroftheyear.org.

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