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Clandonald 4-H Achievement Day

Clandonald 4-H members with the Judges for the day. Photo Lorna Hamilton

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

Under beautiful sunny skies and warm weather, the Clandonald 4-H Multi Club held their annual Achievement Day on May 21, at the Axley Farm. After months of working tirelessly to get their project animals ready to show, the 4-H members strutted their stuff with their animals. Members aged 9-18 sported their well-rounded steers, heifers, and 2 and 3-year-old cow/calf pairs. The show judge viewed the well-groomed animals which showed the skills the members have learned in halter breaking, grooming and clipping techniques. The conformation judge had the opportunity to view the member’s animals to see how their decisions in choosing the right animal and their skills in caring for and feeding their project animal had produced well-defined animals. “The 4-H members are excited to be able to show their animals which they

have been working so diligently on over the past seven months,” stated Heather Oddan, general leader. The show started at 1 p.m. but the members were on-site early to give their project animal a well-deserved spa day Official Overall Slapp Winning Steer. Photos submitted so that their animal looked its absolute best. The 4-H members were broken down into junior, intermediate, and senior classes with the winner of each class moving on to the overall champion. A beef on a bun supper was provided after the show. On May 29, the Vermilion/Clandonald 4-H Interclub will be holding their female show at the Vermilion Fair Grounds at 5 p.m. and their steer show will be May 30 at the same location starting at 9:30 a.m. with the sale to follow at 2:30 p.m. The Club would like to express its deepest gratitude towards their sponsors, families and supports as the events could not go on without them. More photos on pag 2 Conformation Judge Dave Hofstra checking Jake Oddans steer for finish.

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Clandonald 4-H Achievement Day

Grand Champion Steer and Homegrown Steer Rylan Garnier. Photos submitted

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JR Robson Jr. High Track And Field Day

Dawn Riley Reporter

The junior high students at JR Robson High School were able to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine on May 18 while they competed in their school track and field meet. With the help of staff and high school volunteers, athletes in grades 7 to 9 competed in various track distances, hurdles, discus, long jump, high jump, and shot put events. A lunch concession and snacks were available for the students, volunteers and family members that were there to cheer the athletes on.

Teacher Mr. Woodward was happy the day went well, “Thank you to all the staff, students, and volunteers who made the day a terrific success. We had some luck with the weather and it was great to see kids out there competing and having fun. They were all great ambassadors to our school.” Wednesday’s event was an in-school event, Friday, May 27 the Highway 16 competition takes place at JR Robson, and the top four athletes from each event that day advance to the Buffalo Trail Public Schools finals on June 2.

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St. Jerome’s Middle Level Track And Field Day

Submitted St. Jerome students from grade 6-9 competed in Track and Field on May 17. Students braved the rainy weather to compete in all the traditional events. The top finishers in each event will continue on to compete in the Highway 16 track meet at JR Robson on May 27 and the East Central Catholic Schools (ECCS) meet at

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Blessed Sacrament School in Wainwright on June 1. A special thank you to the students in Mr. Martin’s PE 20/30 class for doing such a great job working and hosting the various events, employees from Vermilion Credit Union for cooking and serving hotdogs and Mrs. Moir for handing out ribbons. It was great to be able to host the track meet after a two year COVID break.

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Dawn Hames Columnist

Farmers all acros s the region are busy putting in the crops. While it has been a long w i n t e r, a n d c o l d spring, we can be sure sunshine is on the way. The pussy willow buds are forming into small leaves, that are sending forth the much-awaited greening of the prairies. Once the crops are all in, what a difference a good rain will make. Here is a yummy soup that combines nutrition and great taste. Kielbasa is a Polish/Ukrainian sausage that adds

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Cheese And Kielbasa Soup

lots of smoky flavor to this soup. This soup is so easy to make, and it is sure to be a favourite. Of course, adding cheese to anything always make it tastes amazing. I use old cheddar for this soup because of the flavour, but marble cheese would also give it a nice taste. As I make this soup, I think of Ukraine and of Poland helping them, and the situation they are in. Both Alberta and Saskatchewan have many strong ties to both countries for over a hundred years from the large amounts of Ukrainian and Polish immigrants settling here. This influence has meant that large amounts of the populations of both provinces h ave b e e n ex p o s e d to Uk r a i n i a n

food, and have fallen in love with it. That means thing like kielbasa, porgy, dill, sour cream, cottage cheese and garlic are main stays on local grocery stores. I have found this soup to work well for the men in my family doing spring work, as it is very filling, full of flavour, and goes great with a sandwich for lunch. Cheese and Kielbasa Soup 1 pound - kielbasa or garlic sausage 6 cups water or broth (vegetable, chicken or beef) 1 onion chopped 1 tablespoon each butter and olive oil 2 or 3 large carrots cubed 2 cloves garlic finely chopped

2 cups chopped broccoli 1 teaspoon dill weed 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3/4 cup cheese whiz type spread 1 cup old cheddar cheese, grated Slice the kielbasa and fry in a fry pan until lightly brown. In a heav y bottomed pot sauté the onions and garlic in the butter and olive oil until golden brown. Add the water or broth to pull up the caramelization of the onions from the pot. Add the kielbasa, carrots, broccoli, dill, salt and pepper. Cook until the carrot is softened, stir in both cheeses, and serve. It can be topped with an optional dollop of sour cream with a sprinkle or cutting of dill.

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The Vermilion Voice | May 24, 2022

Helen Row Toews Columnist

Proofreading Matters The world of instant messaging has seen some big blunders as far as spelling goes. Often, my cell phone technology replaces the word I wrote with one it thinks I meant to write. Consequently, I’ve sent some pretty strange notes to family and friends. Most folks are kind about it. Some say nothing, do a little deciphering, and move on. Not my son Justin. He calls me on it every time. Quite sarcastically, too, I might add. Maybe I’ll remember to proofread next time. Here’s a sample taken directly from my phone. Me: “Come on over Justin, I’m plating with the grandkids.” Justin: “I see. Nice you’re teaching them the finer points of meal presentation.” Me: “PLAYING! I’m playing with them! Sheesh.”

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

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I’ve slipped up so often, he felt compelled to point out that I sure write a bunch of lousy text messages for someone who considers themselves a writer. He wasn’t wrong. I see funny sentences written by sweet, well-meaning children every day at school. Just like me, they don’t mean to misspell words. Their intentions are pure, but their meanings are lost in translation. Often it boils down to the omission of one tiny letter. Here are a few examples. -Jim went home, ate a snake, and watched TV. It’s reasonable to assume Jim didn’t actually eat a snake as he relaxed in front of the television. Instead, he likely ate a snack. However, the image of Jim consuming a snake after school does paint a far more interesting picture. -The turkeys were very sacred and ran away. As this memorable sentence was penciled out around Thanksgiving, I think it’s safe to say the turkeys might have been

scared rather than sacred. Otherwise, the eating of said birds could border on blasphemy. -We used chicken bunion to flavour our soup. Correct me if I’m wrong, but while chicken bouillon is a tasty broth, I feel that incorporating the bunions of farmyard fowl into soup, or any other dish, would not enhance the taste. Nor would it meet Canadian food safety standards. -Dark Vader garbed his goggles. Obviously, Dark Vader must be brother to Darth, and no doubt, to garb one’s goggles must be some secret code known only to these two dastardly villains. Last week, kids learned to punctuate dialogue by copying a sentence from the board. Naturally, spelling always counts, but it wasn’t the focal point of this lesson until I read one child’s interpretation of the following sentence. “Cool shirt,” said Sue. Reading over this young girl’s shoulder, I

watched her print the line. “Cool sh-t,” said Sue. Sadly, that just wasn’t the same thing at all. Notice how one little letter can make all the difference? We quickly found an eraser. Yes, it’s easy to see how simple mistakes can be created with a missing or transposed letter, but isn’t it all the more interesting for that? None of these sentences would have made headlines any other way. However, while attention-grabbing, they do underscore the need for a renewed commitment to proofreading before sending your words out into the world. Yours turley, Helen Helen lives on the family farm near Marshall, Saskatchewan, where she works as an author, columnist, and in education. Find her online at helentoews.com. There, you can learn more about ordering her humorous Prairie Wool Books, or newly released fantasy series, Runestaff Chronicles.

Upcoming Lions CNIB Golf Tournament

The Vermilion Lions Club will be hosting their 23rd Annual Texas Scramble Golf Tournament at the Vermilion Golf and Country Club on June 10, at 1 p.m. The Vermilion Lions Club is exstatic once again to be hosting the golf tournament in support of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) and Canadians with vision loss; after having to take a hiatus due to COVID. According to cnib.ca, an estimated 1.5 million Canadians identify themselves as having a sight loss and an estimated 5.59 million more have an eye disease that could cause sight loss. Of the four major eye diseases; 3, 541,000 people are affected by cataracts, 1,574,000 are reported to have age-related macular degeneration, 294,600 have glaucoma and 749,800 people have been affected by diabetic retinopathy. They also say that every 10 minutes someone in Canada begins losing their sight, and that each year, 50,000 Canadians will lose their sight which significantly impacts their well-being and quality of life. According to CNIB, only one-third of Canadian working-age adults with vision loss are employed, and about half of the ones who are employed struggle to make ends meet on $20,000 or less. People over 60 with sight loss are three times more likely to experience clinical depression, and all people with sight loss are at greater risk of social isolation and reduced community participation. The CNIB was founded in 1918 by veterans who were blinded in World War I and the Halifax Explosion. CNIB aspires to continue working to shape a brighter future for Canadians with sight loss by increasing access to employment and technology, advocating for more accessible communi-

ties, and connecting more Canadians with guide dogs. Ashlee Rolheiser, CNIB Manager of Philanthropy for Alberta and the Northwest Territories since 2020 said that the CNIB Golf Tournament is the core of what they do. “This event gets the community together to help those living with blindness or vision loss! This event is incredibly important, as CNIB and the Vermilion Lions Club have been collaborating together for more than two decades. With this fun and active tournament, we’ll be able to reconnect after two years of a global health crisis, raising funds that will be used directly in Alberta,” commented Ashlee. Lions members Cliff Rolheiser and Barry

Clampitt joyfully discussed different occas- call Barry at 780-853-1188 or email crolsions that had happened over the years heiser1@gmail.com or call the Vermilion during the golf tournament. Golf Club at 780-853-4444. “We are looking forward to having Ashlee from the CNIB coming for the tournament. It has been an honour and a pleasure to have been and continue to be involved in this very important event which benefits all the individuals in our province and community who are affected by sight loss,” commented Cliff Rohleiser and Barry Clampitt. Entry fees are $70 and will include nine holes of golf, supper, and prizes. To register Lions members Barry Clampitt and Cliff Rohleiser. or for more information you can Photo Lorna Hamilton

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Please take note that as of 9:00 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 weight restrictions are in place as follows: • Axle weight capacity on all gravel roads is at 100%, except where noted below. • All oiled and hamlet roads are 75% axle weight capacity or as posted. • Township Road 524 from Vegreville Seed Cleaning Plant to Highway 857 is at 90%. • Township Road 524 from Highway 16A to Vegreville Seed Cleaning Plan is at 100%. • Range Road 143 between Highway 16 to Highway 631 is at 100%

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Shine Psychic Fair And Market

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

Shine, a family owned business in Mannville, specializes in products and services that help you shine from the inside out according to local owner Vicky Marshall who will be holding a Psychic Fair and Market on June 4. Shine has been in business since the fall of 2015 and sells handcrafted and metaphysical items and hosts a variety of events and classes. Shine will be hosting their Annual Psychic Fair and Market on June 4. Marshall commented that they carry healing crystals, soaps, teas, sprays, candles, jewelry, card decks, pendulums, ritual candles, cauldrons and much more, with the majority of the items being hand-

crafted by local artisans. The business has has hosted classes such as an Introduction to Runes, No-Till Gardening, Christmas Wreath Making, Full Moon Release, etc. They have hosted events such as Live Blood Analysis, Healing Sessions and Spell Casting. Shine hosts Psychic Mediums at the store for private readings on a regular basis. “We started hosting Psychics at the store in the spring of 2016, and we held our first Fair and Market in June of 2018 and the second one in June of 2019. This will be our first Psychic Fair and Market since COVID,” stated Marshall. This year the Fair and Market will consist of 15 readers including an Animal Communicator, Tarot Card Readers, Oracle Card Readers, an Aura Reader,

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The Vermilion Voice | May 24, 2022

Dawn Riley

Vermilion Heritage Museum Opens For Season

the pandemic, the Vermilion Heri - From 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday t ag e M u s e u m i s b ac k to i t s re g u - until the Labor Day weekend, visiO n l y o p e n s p o r a d i c a l l y d u r i n g lar h our s for t he sum m er seaso n. tors can spend a few hours taking in the region’s colour ful history, and check out how life has changed in the area over the past couple of centuries. The museum is full of many memories and treasures donated to share with all. Over the past three year s, they have received m a ny n ew i te m s a n d have some of them out read y to teac h a b out the past. Some of the local

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schools will be bringing students in on year-end field trips this June, and the volunteers are looking forward to greeting visitors. Children who come to visit can take one of the museum’s teddy bears on their tour with them, which helps keep lit tle hands busy rather than touching items. The bears are always available, just ask a volunteer where they camp out. “We are so glad to be open, and had a few visitors on the long weekend,” states Jean Murie, “ We are looking forward to a great season, come and see the new items we have.” The museum is always looking for vo lunteer s, c o nt ac t Jean Mur ie at 780 -581- 0634 for more information on helping out.

Tracy Stafford and her nephew Bobby checking a piano out. Bobby is taking one of the museum’s teddy bears on tour with him. Photo Dawn Riley

Never Be Near Lawn Mowers!

Submitted Dear Editor, Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. When I was four years old, I was playing outside when I slipped on the grass and fell underneath a riding lawn mower. I lost my left leg below the knee. I grew up in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, and today, I help pass on the Association’s PLAYSAFE message. With lawn cutting season here, I want every kid across the

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country to know they should never be around lawn mowers. I accept who I am today, but I wouldn’t want anyone else to go through what I did. I hope that by sharing my story, it will prevent even just one child from being injured. If you would like to learn more about how to play safely and hear stories from other young amputees like me who have lost limbs in accidents, visit waramps.ca/playsafe. Zoe Gottwald, 16

Mannville Elks 3rd Annual Bike And Classic Car Rally Saturday June 4, 2022 Register 8:30am - 9:30am, wheels up at 10:00am Register/Start: Confectionary 881 Mannville

Seed Treating Available On All Varieties

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Welding Introduction Course Bonds Students And Possibilities

Lakeland College Submitted

Lakeland College’s first intro to welding course has created exciting opportunities for 11 Indigenous students from Onion Lake, Sask., in a matter of weeks. With limited experience in the trade, students like Carlyle Skeenum and Tyrell McAdam learned and explored the fundamentals of welding through handson grinding, welding and fitting exercises at the college’s Energy Park Site in Lloydminster. In this supportive learning environment, students immersed themselves in industry-relevant programming. “I had a little bit of knowledge at the start, but now I can say that I have gained a lot of welding knowledge. The

most intriguing part was learning about plasma welding because I’ve never seen that done before. The instructors were very helpful and assisted us with whatever we needed,” Skeenum says of his experience. They also learned welding terminology, power and hand tool familiarity, electrode selection, workplace etiquette, and oxy-acetylene safety. Even with welding experience from high school, McAdam adds the module was a worthwhile opportunity to boost his confidence. “On my first day, I was nervous. On my last day, I didn’t want to leave but learn more. I learned a lot in a short time, so I’m looking forward to taking up an apprenticeship, possibly.”

The students culminated their Lakeland experience with a WHMIS and course completion certificate, and a look at work-integration opportunities. They toured Lynco Energy Services and League Projects, two oilfield companies in Lloydminster, to discuss employment opportunities that could kickstart their career as an apprentice. The students also have the choice to enroll in Lakeland’s 16-week pre-employment welding course, which includes a practicum placement with industry such as Lynco Energy Services and League Projects. Their experience also included a welcome luncheon from Rikki Ducharme, Lakeland’s manager of Indigenous Support Services, who brought

bannock and chilli. The students visited the Vermilion campus to tour the shops, classrooms, residence and recreation centre. This marks the first cohort of Lakeland’s three-week introductory to welding course offered to Onion Lake Cree Nation. There are various exposure camps and further trades camps scheduled for industry connectivity. Lakeland’s School of Trades and Technology also offers pre-employment automotive service technician and electrician programs, as well as six apprenticeship programs: automotive service technician, carpentry electrician, heavy equipment technician, parts technician and welding.

New Career Opportunities With Lakeland’s Barber Program

Lakeland College Submitted

(Lloydminster, Alta./Sask.) Students in Lakeland College’s newest program – barber certificate – will be job ready in four months. Launching this fall at the Lloydminster campus, the barber certificate program covers a range of techniques in hair design, including haircutting, styling, grooming and shaving. Students will

build their resume as they learn and work with real clients during their 147 hours of public clinic time in the campus salon. “Lakeland College’s barber program offers a fresh approach to the re-emerging barber sector in the hairstyling industry,” says Janice Aughey, dean of the School of Health, Wellness and Human Services. “With our experienced and talented instructors, students will

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gain confidence and aptitude while working with real clients and perfecting their skills. We’re excited to expand our health and wellness programs with this in-demand program.” Barber students will put their education into action throughout the fourmonth program developing key skills in haircutting, including moustaches and beards, shaving and trimming, scalp shampooing, treatments and massage. Lakeland’s barber program qualifies graduates to complete Alberta’s barber apprenticeship program. As apprentices, they’ll need an employer to complete 1,450 hours of on-the-job training before they can write the journeyperson exam. Following the apprenticeship

program, graduates could further their education on the business side by earning a blue seal. Barber graduates can also expand their skills by taking Lakeland’s hairstyling program, where they will learn chemical treatments and styling with hot tools. Graduates will be prepared to excel in their career as a barber, barbershop owner, mobile barber, barber salesperson and more. Application for the barber certificate is now open. For assistance with enrolment, email hello@lakelandcollege.ca. Lakeland also offers a hairstyling certificate, as well as esthetician and clinical esthetician. Learn more at lakelandcollege.ca.

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1926 Minn. 17-30 • 1929 Rumley 20-30 • 1935 JD A, D, 60, 430, 530, 730 4010 • Restored North Star Gas Pump • IH 300 • MF 97 • Case S • Waterloo Thresher • JD 8’ Binder • Signs, Stationary’s, Tins, Old Equip & MORE BIDDING CLOSES JUNE 15 - TIMED ONLINE AUCTION FOR ROY & ELAINE OLYNYK LLOYDMINSTER, AB - PHONE: 780-875-4050 PREVIEW: JUNE 11 - 14 FROM 1 PM - 7 PM

JD 4440; 7795 hrs; One Owner • JD 7720; 3900 hrs • Versatile 4400 - 18’ • Spray Coupe 3650 • 1986 Ford 700; 15’ B&H • Bourgault FH28 - 32 Sngl Shute • Case IH 28’ Vibra Shank • Degelman R570 R. Picker • Flexicoil System 82 - 70’ Tine Harrows • Vermeer Haybuster 256 • Driall Grain Dryer, Grain Bins, Augers & More BIDDING CLOSES JUNE 16 - TIMED ONLINE ESTATE AUCTION - MARWAYNE, AB

JD 8640 & 4840 Tractors • JD 8820 Combine; Straight Cut Header • Morris Hvy Harrows • Ashland 1-110 Scraper • Peterbilt Hiway Truck • Grain Trailer • Degelman Rock Rake & Picker • IH Seed Drills • Trucks, Grain Bins, Tillage, Hy Grade 16`Blade, Augers, Shop Items, Antiques & More VIEW: JUNE 11 - 15 FROM 1 PM - 7 PM BIDDING CLOSES JUNE 20 - TIMED ONLINE FOR CAROL HAGENS & ESTATE OF JOHN HAGENS SOUTH OF CONSORT (NTH OF OYEN) - PH: 403-972-2007 VIEW: JUNE 17-19 FROM 1 PM - 7 PM

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Companion Gardening

Dawn Riley Reporter

Many gardeners use the extra day of the May long weekend to get their garden seeds in the ground, as often the danger of frost has passed. If you are more cautious and still need to plant, or even plan your garden, here are some companion gardening tips. Companion gardening is growing different plants close together that enhance each other’s chance of a successful season. There are several benefits from planning your garden this way, including pest control, pollination and fertility increase and in some cases, the flavour of vegetables is also enhanced. Here is a list of common companion planting combinations. Asparagus does well next to basil, parsley, and tomato. Basil likes asparagus, oregano, peppers, tomatoes, and sage. Beans seem to help and benefit from almost everything, including carrots, celery, cole crops, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radish, squash family, swiss chard, strawberries allium family, cabbage, chives, fennel, onions, peppers, and

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

sunflowers. Beets will do well next to bush beans, carrots, cole crops, corn, cucumbers, garlic, lettuce, peas, onions, beans, and tomatoes. Broad Beans however only like broccoli, carrot, celery, corn, lettuce, fennel, and onions. Carrots like beans get along with most vegetables, like asparagus, allium family, beans, lettuce, parsley, peas, peppers, rosemary, tomatoes, celery, coriander, dill, parsnip, potatoes, and onion. Celery is pretty friendly also, and can hang out next to beans, cole crops, dill, leeks, marjoram, peas, potatoes, spinach, tomato, cosmos, daisies, marigolds, nasturtiums, snapdragons, anise, dill, carrots, corn, parsley, and potato. Cole Crops (Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Kholrabi) cohabitate with beets, carrots, celery, dill, garlic, mint onions, parsnips, peas, rosemary, and sage quite well. Corn likes beans, peas, pumpkin, cucumber, lettuce, marjoram, potatoes, sunflower, squash family, celery, and tomato. Cucumbers are not bad neighbours and like beans, celery cole crops, corn, dill, lettuce, peas, radish squash family, and potatoes. Leaf Crops

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grow well with beans, beets, carrots, cole crops, leeks, mint, peas, peppers, radishes, and strawberries. Onions get along with beets, carrots, cole crops, lettuce, parsnips, peppers, potatoes, tomato, rosemary, swiss chard, strawberry, and asparagus. Parsley is not so friendly, but has a few companions, including asparagus, corn, and tomatoes. Plant your peas near beans, beets, carrots, celery, cole crops, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, squash, sage, turnips, allium family, onions, or tomatoes. Peppers and basil, carrots, coriander, eggplant, onions, spinach, and tomatoes like each other. Potatoes are pretty versatile, but certainly help out the following neighbours, basil, beans, celery, cole crops, corn, garlic, lettuce, onion, peas, spinach, asparagus, carrots, cucumber, peppers, squash, tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, and sunflowers. Pumpkins like corn, beans, melon, and squash, but watch for the plants over-running the others. Radishes do well next to beans, carrot, cucumber, lettuce, melon, and peas. The squash family will

prosper next to beans, corn, dill, garlic, peas, radish, strawberries, spinach, marigolds, nasturtiums, and sunflowers. Strawberries like to hang out next to beans, lettuce, onion, spinach, and thyme. Finally, tomatoes go well with basil, asparagus, carrots, celery, chives, oregano, onion, parsley, peppers, rosemary, strawberry, beets, cole crops, corn, eggplant, okra, peas, and peppers in the ground and on the table.

Garden. Photo Dawn Riley

Innisfree-Minburn 4-H Beef Club Achievement Day And Sale

The Innisfree 4-H Beef Club will be holding its annual Achievement Day and Sale on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the Minburn Ag. Grounds. Since October children 9-18 have worked tirelessly on their project animal to produce well-rounded steers, heifers, and 2-year-old cow/calf pairs. The children worked with their 10 steers to halter break them so they would

respond positively during the show and learned grooming and clipping, and showmanship techniques/skills. They also had to find a feed ration to utilize to help them fatten the steers and obtain the best-finished weight. The 4-H members also utilized many of the same skills they obtained working with their steers for their heifers and cow/ calf pairs such as the grooming and clipping techniques as well as the halter breaking. One of the main differences the members

learned that was different than the skills they learned for their steer animals was how to choose a female that would offer them longevity in their herd pertaining to their feet, udders, production, and body form. “The 4-H members are excited to be able to show their animals which they have been working so diligently on over the past months and are excited to be able to show their animals again in person,” stated Shelly Nott.

The show will start at 2 p.m. but the members will be onsite earlier so they can prepare their animals for showing. The 4-H members will be broken down into junior, intermediate, and senior classes. The sale will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Minburn Ag grounds. The Club would like to express its deepest gratitude towards its sponsors, buyers, and families who have supported them as the events could not go on without them.

Innisfree-Minburn 4-H Beef Club Achievement Day & Sale

Innisfree-Minburn 4-H Beef Club Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Achievement Day & Sale Minburn Ag. Grounds Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Minburn Ag. Grounds

Rylan Jackson Brad McLaughlin AlexRylan NottJackson Brad McLaughlin Madeline Nott Alex Nott Peyton Hess Madeline Nott Katrina McLaughlin (cleaver)

Dylan Cannan Camille Kassian Dylan Cannan Carson Kassian Camille Kassian Austin Garnier Carson Kassian Chase Hess Austin Garnier Dylan Garnier (cleaver)

Peyton Hess Chase Hess Katrina McLaughlin (cleaver) Dylan Garnier (cleaver)

2:00pm Show 2:00pm Show 6:30pm Live Auction Sale 6:30pm Live Auction Sale

The City of Lloydminster is holding a second Your Place, Your Experience survey to seek public input regarding Lloydminster Place building details. Vsit lloydminsterplace.ca or scan the QR code to submit input through the survey.

10 Quality steers up for Auction 10We Quality steers up for Auction have slots booked at local We have slots booked at local slaughter houses for June butchering

slaughter houses for June butchering

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Cloverlodge Sta mpede Grounds Located on the northwest c orner of the Town of V iking

Stampede Performance 4:00 pm Fireworks at dusk

Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am Stampede Performance 1:00 pm

JUNE 11 & 12, 2022 780-385-8847 or 780-385-0556

Co-Sponsored by the Viking Agricultural Society

Alberta RCMP Offer Crime Prevention Tips To Protect Your Properties From Spring Break And Enters

Submitted Edmonton – No one wants a “spring break” and enter. This May, Alberta RCMP are offering tips for how Albert ans c an prote c t their resi d ential, seasonal and outbuilding properties from break and enters and providing information on how to file a repor t in the event that they are victims of crime. In 2021, 10,529 repor ts of break and enters were reported in Alberta RCMP jur isdi c tions. By prac ti c ing good crime prevention and deterring would-be criminals, we can work to reduce this number. In order for Alber tans to have an a- M ay-zing s pr ing, t he RCM P are hoping some of the following tips help protect them from break and enters: As the weather turns warmer and ind ivi duals begin to use seasonal tools and equipment, we recommend that they are extra careful not to leave expensive items lying around or in unlocked sheds or garages. Opportunity crimes are iris-istible to thieves. While no one invites thieves

in, pr ac t i c in g g o o d c r im e preve n tion can help keep properties safer. Updating locks, deadbolts or security measures on buildings frequently, makes them difficult to break into. Thieves “ lilac” buildings that are unsecured and unlocked. If possible, individuals may want to look into

installing motion sensor lights or alarm systems and cutting away overgrown shrubs that block any sightlines. “Branch” out when it comes to property security! Installing alarm systems and motion sensor lights on properties and outbuildings are good ideas to deter criminals.

Knowing that your proper ty is as secure from thieves as possible is a re-leaf! If you find that your property has been stolen or any buildings have been broken into, we encourage you to contact your nearest RCMP d e t a c h m e n t i m m e d i ate l y t o f i l e a report regarding the matter.

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TRACTORS • 2005 John Deere 7520 MFWD w/ JD 741 ldr., 8’ bucket & grapple, 10,458 hrs., 16 sp. Powr Quad w/ reverser, 520/85R38 rears, 420/85R28 fronts, joystick, 2 aux. hyd., 540/1000 PTO • • John Deere 4640 2WD w/ Ezee-On 2105 ldr., 8’ bucket & grapple, 8270 hrs., quad trans., 20.8-38 duals, 11.00-16 fronts, 3 aux. hyd., 1000 PTO, rear wheel weights, loader hyd. controls in cab, one owner HAYING & CATTLE EQUIP. • 2011 John Deere 568 round baler, net wrap, 11,803 bales, MegaWide Plus hyd. PU, 21.5x16.1 tires, one owner • 2013 John Deere 956 MoCo discbine, 14’6”, steel conditioners, hyd. tilt, 31x13.5-15 tires, one owner • Inland Hayliner 2000 round bale mover, dual loading arms, 14 bales, 11L-15 tires • Sovema V 14 12 wheel hay rake • Haybuster 256 Plus II bale processor, LH discharge, 11L-15 tires • New Holland 166 swath inverter, ground drive, hyd. canvas • Gehl 7190 silage wagon, LH discharge • Flexicoil PT post pounder, hyd. tilt • Elias scale hopper feeder, 40 bu. +/• Custom built Hi-Hog hyd. squeeze w/ Morand hyd. head gate (c/w power pack) • Hi-Hog palp. cage • Hi-Hog handling system w/ 3 sec. S-alley, crowding tub, 3 rolling gates, Hi-Hog panels (selling components separately) • 15 +/- free standing corral panels (24’-30’) • (5) 30’ free standing wind breaks • (6) 24’ silage bunk feeders • (2) HD 3 bale feeders • Portable steel creep feeder; Stampede calf cradle; Cross Heels calf catcher; (2) rubber tire water

TRUCKS • 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 w/hyd. bale deck, Cummins 5.9L (24 valve), 287,366 km, auto., quad cab, loaded w/ leather, 17” tires, 5th wheel ball • GMC Brigadier S/A manure truck, Detroit 671, 10 sp. trans., 13’ spreader box, spring ride, air brakes • 1994 GMC 1500 SL, 4x4, reg. cab, 8’ box, 175,651 km, 5.7L, auto. TRAILERS • 2007 24’ Featherlite T/A alum. stock trailer, 7’W, 3 compartment, 7000 lb axles, 2 hitches • 2011 16’ United Trailers UXT T/A enclosed trailer, 8’W, barn doors, 5000 lb. axles, limited use • trailer, removable bale ext’s., 16” tires • 1995 16’ Custom built T/A 5th wheel trailer, 7000 lb. axles, 2’ removable sides, 16” tires • 13’ S/A snowmobile trailer, ramp, removable front panels TILLAGE & AUGERS • (25”-26” +/-), 9.5L-15 tires • • 10’ Cockshutt 24 dbl. disc • 54’ Morris tine harrows & drawbar • • Sakundiak HD7-45’ auger, Honda 13hp, elec. start • motor (220V)

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MISCELLANEOUS • Miller Bobcat 250 gas welder / generator, 80 hrs., 9500W, 22hp, one owner • 16’ kids’ playhouse, 7-1/2’ wide, vinyl siding, dbl. bunks, wired • 1993 Yamaha Virago 1100cc motorbike, 74,950 km • Rampage Power Lift motorcycle ramp / lift • Qty. of shop & wood working tools

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Financing Available for Bred Cows, Bred Cows with Calves at Side, and Bred Heifers Rick Rewuski Box 1265, Dewberry, AB T0B 1G0 Ph: (780) 847-4166 Fax: (780) 847-4944

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TAURUS

Don't ruffle the feathers of those you care about most. Children may be demanding, and entertainment could cost a lot more than you can really afford.

GEMINI

Keep your wits about you and be sure that you can trust those you confide in Try to be as mellow as possible. Try to include friends and relatives in your activities.

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LEO

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Trips will be more than adventurous. Hassles with female colleagues may lead to problems with your boss. You need more space for the whole family.

Avoid joint ventures and steer clear of groups that want you to contribute financial assistance. Stomach problems could prevail if you haven't been watching your diet.

LIBRA

Watch your weight gain due to water retention. Travel will initiate new friendships or love connections. You may find that depression is causing you to feel lonely and insecure.

SCORPIO

Your fickle nature may cause jealousy. You are best to put in some overtime rather than get involved in family gatherings. You may find out that someone has not been completely honest with you.

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SAGITTARIUS

If you can't get away, make plans to do something special with friends or relatives. Opportunities will develop through those you encounter while attending organizational events.

CAPRICORN

Your lover will cost you dearly if you let them. Investments will not be as they appear today. Drastic financial losses may be likely if you lend money.

AQUARIUS

Secret affairs may only cause complications in your life. Sudden changes in your financial situation are likely. You will be able to make favorable changes in your living quarters.

PISCES

Think about starting your own small business. Be cautious not to get involved in office chatter that will cause problems for others. You should socialize with clients or upper echelons of your industry if possible.

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ARIES

Be an observer before getting involved. Overindulgent people will cause disruptions in your life. Travel will be fun and entertaining.


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LOCAL NEWS

3 Cities 4-H Multi Club

Ella Byrne Club Reporter

The 3 Cities 4-H Multi Club has had a very busy and exciting year! Kicking off the year they held their first general meeting and riding day on October 9 at the 3 Cities Park. At the general meeting, they elected leaders and club executives, as follows: President - Holly Wright, Vice President - Kaitlyn Cunningham, Secretary - Brielle Eggen, Treasurer - Dani Adams, Club Reporter - Ella Byrne, and District Representative - Hope Wright. General leader is Melissa Wright, with Project leaders Billie Jo Byrne and Ashleigh Adams and Cleaver leaders Tyler and Pam Eggen. Throughout the fall the Equine members rode together at least once a week with various riding activities like jumping and english riding with Natalie Dallas, cattle penning, and working on general horsemanship. All club members are learning skills and having fun! Dave Flint generously hosted the club at his farm for their Christmas party on December 21. It was a great afternoon of sleigh rides and

a bonfire, everyone had a ton of fun! Thanks Dave!! On February 9, the club held its club communications event at the Paradise Valley United Church. The club had some incredible speakers with placings as follows: Junior - 1st Kenzie Byrne, 2nd Ella Byrne, and 3rd Ayla Holmen; Intermediate - 1st Hannah Wright, 2nd Hayden Wright, and 3rd Kaitlyn Cunningham; Senior 1st Holly Wright and 2nd Dani Adams. Kenzie Byrne, Hannah Wright, and Holly Wright went on to the Vermilion River District competition on February 26 where Kenzie Byrne placed 1st in Juniors, Hannah Wright placed 2nd in Intermediates, and Holly Wright tied for 3rd in Seniors. On March 26, Kenzie Byrne competed at the North East regional competition in St. Paul, where she placed 1st with her speech. Congratulations to Kenzie, the club is very proud of her! 3 Cities Multi hosted the Vermilion River District curling bonspiel on March 19 at the Vermilion curling rink. It was an Olympicthemed bonspiel where 22 4-H members rang-

Ground roping clinic with Lakeland College rodeo club students. Photos submitted

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

The Vermilion Voice | May 24, 2022

ing from cleaver to seniors got to try out their curling skills. Members from all over the district had a great day getting to know each other with some friendly competition! Annually, the club holds a steak supper fundraiser, and this year the event was held on April 1 at the 3 Cities Arena. Serving 200 people a delicious meal of steak, potato, salads, garlic toast, and dessert, the event was a great success! People could take the meal home, or sit down and enjoy a community outing. For the first time ever, the 3 Cities Multi-Club took part in the Provincial highway cleanup! They cleaned 11.4 km of Hwy 14 and members and parents worked hard and enjoyed some laughs too. The club also enjoyed a delicious picnic after working hard all morning. It was a bit of an eye opener to see what is discarded along the highway! Please don’t litter! With warmer temperatures, the club was able to get back to riding together once or twice a week. They began to focus more on the skills required for the 4-H Expo show along with ranch riding. Instructors have

varied from horsemanship with Marsha Tindall, showmanship and english and western show skills with Bailey Ferguson, and groundwork and riding drills with club leader Melissa Wright. Another fun activity was an evening of ground roping with students and rodeo coach, Ashley Watt, from Lakeland College. Thank you, Ashley and students, the club really appreciated you coming out! Starting in April, Brie Leer generously committed her time to creating and coaching members on the club drill ride for 4-H Expo and the 3 Cities fair. The club is very grateful and appreciative of Brie! Members are loving the challenge of the drill ride and having fun, they can’t wait to perform it! The 3 Cities Multi 4-H Club has had an awesome year full of new skills and good times with friends! They look forward to 4-H Expo at the Lloydminster Exhibition on June 4-6, club achievement day later in June at the 3 Cities Park, and performing the drill ride at the 3 Cities fair.

Group photo from the club communications event.

High School Rodeo Held In Vermilion

Vermilion and Lakeland College hosted the Alberta High School Rodeo Association District 2 High School Rodeo from May 6-8. On May 6, the junior high school competitors (grade 5-8) were able to compete in barrels, poles, boys, and girls goat tying, boys and girls breakaway roping, tie down roping, team roping, chute dogging, Jr. bull riding, bareback, steer riding, and saddle bronc. While the high school rodeo

(grade 9-12) was held on May 7 and 8 and competitors were able to compete in barrels, poles, goat tying, team roping, tie down, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc and bareback riding. The District 2 area of the Alberta High School Rodeo Association encompasses a vast area of central Alberta. This year’s event besides being the first one hosted in Vermilion since COVID was special due to a special sponsorship by Dick Hines in memory of his dad Denny Hines. “Dick donated $1000 to each of the high

point girl and high point boy for our junior high kids and $1000/per event added to the average for every event in our high school rodeo,” commented Lindsay Edge. “This was a unique opportunity for our competitors to compete for some extra added money. The average and high point paid six holes.” High point blankets which were sponsored by Branded Western Wear and D bar S Welding were also presented to the High Point boy and the High Point girl in the High School Rodeo.

Colt Van Straten was the High School Boy High Point Kendel Pierson was the High School Girl winner. Blanket sponsored by D Bar S Welding. High Point winner. Blanket sponsored by Photos submitted Branded Western Wear.

“We had a lot of local support of sponsors to allow us to offer this rodeo to our membership, and over the weekend the High School Rodeo would have brought at least 300 people to Vermilion over the three-day event,” said Edge. Edge also commented, “The kids are all competing to try and qualify for their Provincial Finals which happens at the end of May for the Junior High and the beginning of June for the High School kids.” According to Edge, several local kids were competing.

Suttyn Voltz and Stran Edge each from Marwayne both won the Junior Girl and Junior Boy Goat Tying.


SCHOOL NEWS

The Vermilion Voice | May 24, 2022

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Vermilion Elementary School News

Karen King Submitted

Roots of Empathy is a program that we have had in our school for many years. Roots of Empathy is an evidence based classroom program that reduces levels of aggression among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. Over the course of the year, students get to witness a baby grow and learn while observing the emotional cues baby gives. These observations serve as a lever for children to talk about their own emotions and to understand how their classmates feel. Grade 2 and 2/3 were able to have a Roots of Empathy program this year through videos, pictures, and zoom meetings with our tiny teachers. Baby Blake and mom Jamie visited weekly with the grade 2A class, and Baby Chett and mom Carmen visited with the 2/3 class. The classes were able to meet their Roots of Empathy babies for the first time in person on May 10.They were excited to ask questions about their baby’s milestones, temperaments, and emotions. They enjoyed witnessing first

hand their baby sharing emotions with mom and reacting to the students, a new place, and new toys to play with. Vermilion Elementary thanks their tiny teachers and their moms for being the most important part of our Roots of Empathy program. Grade 1 students had a blast learning science curriculum at the Vermilion Public Library. They took part in activities learning about their five senses and about animal adaptations. Thanks to Sheila and staff at the library for organizing this. Grade 1 has been learning about owls and owl pellets. They had to be scientists and carefully take apart owl pellets to discover what the owl had been eating. Once the bones were found, they had to decide if it came from a rodent, mole, shrew or bird. Students were so engaged and fascinated with their findings. They are busy now writing a research report on owls. Grade 1 also had fun learning how birds build nests. They watched some time lapse videos of birds building nests and then students made their own using clay, sticks and grasses. A bird and

some eggs made from hay clay finished off the nests. They were very cute. Grade 6 are in the process of building Lego houses. First they had to design a blueprint for their house. Then they built it. From there, they had to calculate the perimeter and area. Then they were asked if their house flooded, what would be the volume of water that their house would hold. The students loved this hands-on project. Track and Field Day will be held on June 3. We invite parents to join us on that day. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and treats will only be available to students by pre-order for this day. There will be no concession or food for guests. We have the opportunity for students and staff go on a field trip to build community after being cohorted for so long. As we have included all of the staff at VES, we are able to have small groups with each supervisor and will not have parents join us that day. Both field trips will be outside trips. On June 9, Grade 1-3 will travel to Elk Island Park. This field trip was specially designed for VES and includes three hands-on programs about

the wetland plants, animals, insects, and indigenous stories that meet many of our curricular goals. On June 10, Grade 4-6 students will go to Fort Edmonton. We will visit the Fort Edmonton site to learn about Alberta’s history including the culture and experiences of first nations and metis, fur trading, and how Edmonton grew from a hamlet to a city. Dates to Remember: May 24 – School Council Meeting at 7:00; June 3 – Track and Field Day; June 7 – Beach Wear or Inside Out/Backwards Day; June 24 – Accelerated Reading Celebration Day and Family Picnic; June 29 – Students’ Last Day of School

Science at the library. Photo submitted

JR Robson School News

Raynette Schroeder Submitted

All Junior High students had their track meet on Wednesday, May 18. This would be the first chance to participate in a meet for many students as we were not able to hold one in the past 2 years because of the pandemic. On May 12, Outdoor Ed students took advantage of the warm weather to cook themselves a tinfoil meal over a campfire at the school. Shrimp, pizza, nachos, hot dogs, fries and dessert cone S’mores were some of the delicious choices students brought from home. On Monday, May 16, the division sponsored a field trip to Lakeland College Lloyd-

minster Campus for Grade 10 & 11 students. The students left at 9:30 and returned to school at 2:30. Students received goodie bags from the college and several extra were sent to the school. They are available to pick up in the Learning Commons. The bags includes pamphlets, a pen, candies, lip balm & sunglasses. Please stop by and grab one, first come, first served. The final exam schedule has been posted on our website. Grade 7 & 8 students will have tutorials with energizers in the morning and their exam in the afternoon. Grade 9 students will have PAT exams in the morning and tutorials with energizers in the afternoon (except

Math, where they will have Part A in the morning and Part B in the afternoon). Senior High students will have exams in the morning and are free to go home for the afternoon or stay and study. Important dates: May 26: Northerns Track Meet at JRR Jun 02: BTPS Finals Track Meet at JRR Jun 13: ELA 30-2 Diploma Part A Jun 14: SOCIAL 30-1 Diploma Part A Jun 17: Last Day of Classes for Gr. 12 Jun 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day - no exams. Jun 21: Last day for regular course content grades 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Jun 29: Graduation 2022.

Outdoor Ed tinfoil meals. Photo submitted

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The Vermilion Voice | May 24, 2022

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