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A mechanical issue had residents of Gleichen placed on a boil water order on Jan. 23. The mechanical malfunction was quickly resolved but residents were told to abide by the boil water order until the water could be tested. Wheatland County staff flushed the water system and water test results were submitted to Alberta Health Services to make sure the safe drinking water standards were met. On Jan. 31 the order was lifted and residents were informed that their water was indeed safe to drink without boiling first. Utilities Foreman for Wheatland County Russell Drummond said there was a build up of manganese which when oxidized with chlorine caused turbidity. Turbidity is cloudiness, or a haze, in a fluid that is caused by individual particles. Because we didnt know at the time what the cause of that turbidity was Alberta Health Services issued the boil water order, said Drummond. It always is a concern but through testing we found that it was build up of manganese and were still trying to deal with that. There was the mechanical issue to start with and weve found that manganese was the actual cause of the turbidity. He said while the colouration of the water was not esthetically pleasing it was safe to drink. Currently the County is still working with Alberta Environment to prevent this issue from happening again. A few different ideas and solutions are being tested.

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Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter The SWAT (Strathmore-Wheatland Addictions Team) Positive Ticketing program began in the summer of 2011 as a way to recognize youth for doing something positive in their community. From its inception until May 31, 2012 there have been 201 tickets handed out. Changing the attitude of the youth by recognizing them for good behaviour with a ticket and a voucher for a fun activity was one reason why the program was initially created. In addition to what we intended to accomplish I think were also building bonds between the police and the

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Dayton, erik and Cade maxwellmezerecky all received tickets in 2012 as part of the SWAT Positive Ticketing program.

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Sacred Heart Academy held their Kids Convention Jan. 29-30. Parents, teachers and volunteers shared hobbies, experience and knowledge with the students. it is a great opportunity to open their young eyes to new ideas and activities. There was everything from basic first aid to cake decoration being taught to the students. Tina meyer teaches her group some easy yoga moves that will help keep them focused and strengthened.

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youth and building a positive relationship between them so its been very rewarding that way. said SWAT member and Town Councillor Bob Sobol. The RCMP, Wheatland County Officers and Town of Strathmore Bylaw Officers are the ones who give the tickets out to the kids. Sarah McKinnon, a high school student, was hired by SWAT to review the positive ticketing program and speak to the families whose children have been ticketed to find out their thoughts on the initiative. Hearing about the excitement that the kids felt when they realized what the ticket was for really stands out for McKinnon. She said the younger ones seem to be especially excited about being caught. It was also nice to hear some parents whose kids were involved in a negative aspect with the police to hear it was on the flip side. They were really happy that their child was able to have the opportunity to see that and to be recognized for doing something positive rather than something not so positive, said McKinnon. A majority of the tickets were given for practicing bike safety, followed by those caught volunteering. The visible trends noticed in the documented data was that a majority of the tickets were given to youth between the ages of 9 to 14-years-old, despite the program being meant to recognize all youth under the age of 18. One idea is to try to focus a little more on the different age groups and the positive actions their demographic is commonly ticketed for. When the program was originally initiated Sobol said he hoped to see community minded youth recognized, but admits it can be a difficult thing to identify. Were working on that, were trying to work out a way to identify these youths who do something in the com-

munity that (enhances) the community in general. I support them getting these tickets for wearing helmets and all that stuff but wed like to sort of improve on the general feeling of youth towards their community, said Sobol. As a new driver in town it would be nice if there was more recognized for the positive driving I guess you could say, but thats one of the harder ones to monitor because then I guess you have to pull them over for doing something positive, said McKinnon. There were six tickets handed out for driving. Brandon Larson from Standard was one of the few recognized for his driving skills. Larson recalls the day he was ticketed in 2011. I was just going down to the Co-op for lunch and I was just coming down Main Street and he was following me and then I was about to get out and he came right up to my vehicle and said that I was being rewarded for good driving, said Larson. In his mind he had been trying to determine what he had done wrong. His friends and brother had all been wondering the same thing. It felt good, said Larson when he realized why the officer had followed him. Cade, Erik and Dayton Maxwell-Mezerecky were all ticketed for practicing bike safety. Dayton and a friend had been playing outside when the officer approached them. Erik came out to join them, and was followed by Cade. Dayton was a little unsure at first when the police officer went up to him and was happy when he found out he was getting a good ticket. It does make me want to do more good things to get more good tickets, said Dayton. SWAT is hoping the word will spread about the Positive Ticketing program and that more youth will be caught doing something good.

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Sharon McLeay Times Contributor A vision of the future was presented at Langdon School on Jan. 31, where the North Bow Community Facility Board (NBCFB) showcased the Master plan for the Langdon Community Campus and subsequent development of future development proposals. The Community Campus is a combined effort of NBCRB working with the Rocky View School Division (RVSD) and Rocky View County (RVC). The RVSD and RVC are in a 50/50 cost share agreement for the Community Campus Plan. They are so many synergies that happen with a project like this. Both sides get to save a little bit of dollars. It is good for community and gets people out there together, said Bev LaPeare, Rocky View School Trustee. The recreation centre is run by and for the community, but will be utilized in part by school programs. In return, the school will allow summer programming when it is idle. Wherever the school can work with the community, and the community can work with the school division, its a winwin, said LaPeare. Its a two-way partnership. Its a good thing. I am really excited. There is a tentative build date for 2015 on the high school, pending government approval. The school will have a capacity for growth up to 1,050 students. They are hoping to obtain government grants for the complex as well. When it comes to approval, I think we will be looked upon more favourably than if we were doing a project by ourselves. They are talking about schools working with the communities. The minister has come right out and said that wherever we can have a school link up with a community project, that is what they are looking for, said La Peare. The total 48 Acre property site, where the complex will be built, was purchased by the county and school board, with a feasibility study done in 2004. The Community Campus is the first phase of the Development Vision. Fundraising is needed for the site preparation and the development of the four ball diamonds/three multi-use/soccer fields. In 2012, the County directed $50,000 for the development of fundraising strategies for a fundraising campaign and NVCFB has an initial goal of raising $5 million. Multiple phases follow that will develop indoor/outdoor amenities including things like a swimming, library, fitness/ wellness centre, and ice arena - places that will serve the

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After The Bell, 6-15 yrs - a homework club that offers snacks, homework assistance, and a recreational activity Monday to Friday 3-6pm, with the exception of Golden Hills School District Fridays off. Creative Station, 6-12 yrs - exploring their artistic flare by engaging in a variety of projects. Extreme Kids, 8-12 yrs - a recreational program that provides the opportunity to experience a variety of sports and indoor activities. Fusion, 13-17 yrs - a planned drop in program for teens. Workshops: Get Control of Your Money, Thursday January 31st, 7-9pm, RSVP by Jan. 25th Babysitting, 10+yrs, March 2nd, 10am - 5pm Self Defense, all ages welcome, March 23rd, 10am - 2pm Call for further information or to register contact the club at 403-934-4918. On going registration for After The Bell homework club, ages 6-15yrs. New programs beginning soon, look for us at REVS. Fusion - Calgary Roughnecks game on February 9th, volunteer drivers available. Jellybean dance - Saturday, Feb. 16th, from 6-9pm at the Strathmore Ag Society quonset.

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The following application(s) for development has/have been conditionally approved by the Town of Strathmore, subject to the right of appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board: Application: 12/D-219 Civic Address: 140 Cambridge Glen Drive, Sagewood Phase III Legal Description: Lot 3, Block 10, Plan 111 1042 Development: Seniors Housing in the form of Attached Housing as Single Storey Buildings with 2, 3, or 4 Dwelling Units The above noted file(s) can be viewed at the Town Office during regular business hours. The permit(s) is/are scheduled for issue after the Deadline for Appeal date, provided no appeals are filed prior to the appeal deadline. Any person wishing to appeal this decision must do so by submitting an appeal in writing, with the appeal fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to the Town of Strathmore, addressed to: Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, Town of Strathmore, 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1 The appeal should include reasons for the appeal and is to be received at the Town Office during regular business hours on or before the Deadline for Appeal. Deadline for Appeal: February 13, 2013 Harry Salm Development Officer


Beginning April 1st the Town of Strathmore will be instituting Monthly Utility Billing. This will mean that on April 1st for Route B and April 15th for Route A, you will receive a Utility Bill in your mail and each month thereafter. Route A consists of: Wildflower, Strathmore Lakes, Westmount, Westpark Village, Downtown, Thorncliff, Green Meadow, Grande Point, Parkwood, Aspen Creek, Ranch Estates and The Ranch. Route B consists of: Hillview Estates, Strathaven, Brentwood, Brentwood Business Park, Crystal Ridge, Maplewood, Cambridge Glen, Glenwood, Orchard Business Park and Spruce Business Park. There will be a transition period of a few months to get all the reads from the water meters up to date. This will mean your consumption on your next few bills may either increase or decrease. Please be aware of the number of days your bill will cover, it could cover up to a six week period. Be assured that by the month of April, everything should be on track. Going forward you will then have a reading and a bill within a one month period. During this time of transition we make every effort possible to assist you in any way you may require. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.


Strathmore volunteer fire fighters are asking residents for help clearing snow from fire hydrants. Recent accumulations of snow have left many fire hydrants partially or completely buried in snow, creating a potentially dangerous problems for emergency responding fire crews. Blocking access, or reducing the visibility of fire hydrants increases response time, and could result in unnecessary property damage. Firefighters need to be able to locate the fire hydrants, remove caps and attach hoses as quickly as possible. The Strathmore Fire Department would like to encourage residents to Adopt a Fire Hydrant on or near their property. This will help accessing water, and potentially save lives and property from the threat of Fire. Owners of private fire hydrants are legally responsible for and encouraged to clear snow away from their fire hydrants. This will aid in their location if an emergency were to arise requiring immediate access for Fire. For additional information or details, please contact Fire Chief (Muir) Furzer at or calling 403-888-6605.

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SPRING FOREST QIGONG $42 Come and experience Spring Forest Qigong (Chee Gong). No experience necessary. The practice consists of 35 minutes of gentle active movements, 20 minutes of guided meditation and 5 minutes of harvesting our chi. Location: Strathmore Civic Centre 5 classes: Wed, Feb 6 Mar 13th 7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. SPRING FOREST QIGONG - CARSELAND $55 Location: Carseland Rec Centre (upstairs) 6 classes: Thu, Feb 7th Mar 21 (no class Feb 21st) 10 am11 am POWER OF POSITIVITY $25 Discover how you truly see the world and learn simple ways to use the power of a positive attitude to create a pleasurable home or work environment and to encourage positive relationships with others. Location: Strathmore High School 1 session: Thu, Feb 7th from 7 9:30 p.m. SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING $25 In this session you will discover how to choose an idea that fits your organization, as well as, finding volunteers, tracking activities, promoting the fundraiser and celebrating your success. Location: Strathmore High School, 1 session: Mon, Feb 11th from 7 9:30 p.m. ZUMBA $50 Students please wear active wear (work out clothing) and fitness shoes and bring a water bottle. Location: Westmount Elementary School, 5 classes: Mon, Feb 11 Mar 25 from 6-7 pm (no class Feb 18, MAR 11, Apr 1) PREPARING A BUSINESS PLAN (Webinar) $45 WFES/Chamber office Feb 21st 9 a.m. 12 noon STANDARD FIRST AID WITH LEVEL C-CPR/AED $135.00 ($80.00 CPR only) 3 year certification in Standard First Aid with level C-CPR/AED; students requiring CPR certification only, attend the first portion of day one. 2 Day Course: Sat & Sun, Feb 23 & 24th OR Mar 9 & 10 from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. RECERTIFICATION STANDARD FIRST AID WITH LEVEL C-CPR/AED $95.00 ($65.00 CPR only) For individuals who are within the 3 year certification period in Standard First Aid. Students requiring CPR recertification attend the first half of this one day course. 1 class: Sat, Feb 23rd OR Mar 9 from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. BEGINNERS SPANISH $95 Learn the essentials to communicate with confidence. This class is open to all ages. Location: Crowther Memorial Jr. High School, 8 classes: Mon, Feb 25th to Apr 29th (no class Mar 11, Apr 1) 7 pm 9 pm YOGA $85 Students can be any age and flexibility, but must be able to get up and down from the floor.. Yoga assists in gaining body and breath awareness, calming the mind, the spirit and the systems of the body. Students please bring yoga mat, blanket and bottled water. Location: Strathmore Civic Centre, 8 classes Mon Feb 25 Apr 22 (no class Apr 1) 9 a.m. 10 a.m. NIGHTCLUB 2 STEP $70.00 per couple Nightclub 2 step is a social dance done to slow romantic music. Location: Westmount Elementary School, 5 sessions: Mon, Feb 25 Mar 25 (no class March 11th) 7:30 pm-9 p.m BEAT THE CLOCK: FIND TIME IN YOUR DAY $60 Work smarter, not harder! Weve all heard the saying but HOW do we achieve it? Location: Strathmore High School, 3 sessions: Thu, Feb 28th, Mar 7th & Mar 14th from 7 9:30 p.m. SPANISH II $95 An accelerated Spanish experience for quick learners or those who are already familiar with the basics. This class is open to all ages. Location: Crowther Memorial Jr. High School, 8 classes: Tue, Mar 5th to Apr 30th ( no class Apr 2nd) from 7 pm 9 pm COMPUTERS FOR SENIORS $75 You will learn how to set up your computer and how to use the keyboard and mouse comfortably. This course will also introduce you to the Internet and email. Location: Crowther Memorial Jr. High School 4 classes: Mon & Tues, March 4, 5, 11, & 12 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING BASICS (webinar) $30 WFES/Chamber office Mar 5th 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. HOW TO REGISTER YOUR NEW BUSINESS IN ALBERTA (webinar) $45 WFES/Chamber office Mar 6th 1 p.m. 4 p.m. MARKETING FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM MORE THAN SOCIAL MEDIA (webinar) $15 WFES/Chamber office Mar 7th 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. INCOME TAX BASICS FOR SOLE PROPRIETORS & PARTNERSHIPS (webinar) $30 WFES/Chamber office Mar 12th 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. EMBRACING CHANGE $40 Discover how and why people resist change, and practice strategies to make change work for you. Location: Strathmore High School, 2 sessions: Mar 13th and 20th from 7 9:30 p.m. NEGOTIATING COMMERCIAL LEASES & RENEWALS FOR DUMMIES (webinar) $15 WFES/Chamber office Mar 14th 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. PROCRASTINATION: FROM TO DO TO DONE $40 Do you tend to put off doing things, hoping they will go away? Do you get stuck on one part of a job and have trouble completing the rest? Do you start a task right before a deadline? Location: Strathmore High School, 2 sessions: Mon, Mar 18th & 25th from 7 9:30 p.m. COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS $45 This course is for the very beginner computer user. Topics will include: using the keyboard and mouse, computer terminology, understanding files & folders, opening & closing programs, etc. Location: Crowther Memorial Jr. High School 2 classes: Mon and Tues., March 18 & 19 from 7 p.m. 9 p.m. SUPERCHARGE YOUR FACEBOOK MARKETING (webinar) $15 WFES/Chamber office Mar 21st 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. CANADIAN NON-RESTRICTED FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE $100 (text book included) This course is required in order to obtain a Firearms Possession and Acquisition License. Minimum age for this course is 12 years. Students need to pick up hand book before class. Please bring a bag lunch. Location: Strathmore High School 1 session: Sat, Mar 23 OR June 1st from 9 am - 5 pm KEYS TO PUBLIC SPEAKING $60 Would you like to know how to use body gestures and tone of voice to get people to sit up and pay attention? At the end of this highly interactive workshop, you will know how to calm your jitters and speak like a pro. Location: Strathmore High School, 1 session: Sat, Mar 23rd from 9:30 a.m. 3:30 pm (1/2 hr. lunch break) USUI REIKI CLASS - Level ll $160 We learn about long distance healing and how it can be applied. Please bring a bag lunch. This is a certificate course. Max 6 students Location: Westmount Elementary School 1 class: Sat, Mar 23rd from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. INTRODUCTION TO MS EXCEL (webinar) $70 WFES/Chamber Office Mar 27 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm or 6 pm - 9 pm

After raising the most money for the me to We Water initiative fundraiser that Crowther memorial Junior High School participated in, teacher matt Laslo was awarded with the opportunity to wear a Tooth Fairy costume all day Jan. 30. Back: Scott Koller (l-r) emma Kauenhofen, matt Laslo, Tyler Jamieson, Jay Strath, Terry motley, earl Sorensen. Front: Brad Huntley, Anne Paskevich, Courtney Bangen and Amy Lambert. Shannon LeClair Photo

Tooth fairy makes guest appearance at Crowther

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Walking into Crowther Memorial Junior High School, one of the last things you would expect to see is a male teacher dressed in a pink tutu, wearing a tiara and holding a wand. That was exactly what people would have seen on Jan. 30 when teacher Matt Laslo won, or would it be lost, by having the most money donated for the Me to We water initiative the school fundraised for. Students from the school participated in the first We Day in Calgary on Oct. 24. They left inspired to make a difference, and when they heard about the water initiative and how easy it would be to help out, staff and students were immediately on board. It was originally just supposed to be a penny drive. So they gave us these bags that have a fill line and you fill them up. One of those bags is $25 and that amount of money gives clean water for life for one person, said stu-

dent Courtney Bangen. We made it just a money drive and so each teacher that our class nominated got a jar students could put money in the jars and whatever teacher had the most money at the end had to wear the fairy costume. Originally we thought of a gorilla suit but then you wouldnt be able to see their face, said teacher Anne Paskevich laughing. There was friendly trash talking taking place between the teachers and in the end Laslo managed to raise $681 out of the $1,186.30 total. It says a lot about this community when they want to see me in a tooth fairy outfit, said Laslo. He was followed by Earl Sorensen in second place with $177.90, and the third place finalist Jay Strath finished a mere .85 cents behind Sorensen at $177.05. Thanks to all of the donations and the support from students and staff, 48 people will have clean water for life.
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Pony Club comes to Wheatland County

Shannon leClair Times Reporter Owning a pony, or at least getting to be around them often, is almost every little girls dream. There is a new club coming to Strathmore that will see that dream come true for some. The Canadian Pony Club is a worldwide horse organization for people ages 6 to 21. There are over 100,000 members worldwide and 3,500 members in Canada. The Wheatland Pony Club is a branch of the Canadian Pony Club and for now is located on the corner of Hwy 564 and RR 262, at Wheatland Equestrian Centre. Cailin Kopetski moved to the area about four years ago. She is a Level 2 Equine Canada Certified Coach and has been involved with Pony Club at a regional and national level in the past. After talking to a few parents and realizing there was the need and interest, Kopetski decided to bring the Pony Club to the area. Pony Club is English so theyre (club members) doing dressage, stadium jumping, and cross country jumping and as well Pony Club incorporates Tetrathlon which is riding, jumping, shooting and swimming, said Kopetski. The motto of Pony Club is loyalty, character and sportsmanship so were teaching that in all aspects of riding and horse related activities. They will become well-rounded in horsemanship, horse mastership, all aspects of stable management which some of the topics would be footing, shoeing, feeding, grooming, tack, saddlery. Its not mandatory that kids have their own horses. Theres lots of activities and everything they can do without a horse, I mean ultimately they all end up wanting to have one and ride. At the beginning of February Barn Lessons began which is theory and knowledge based and held once a week. Kopetski eventually plans to offer riding lessons. There are a few lesson horses available for kids to learn to ride, and off horse kids could groom at rallies and different competitions. They could also go to Quiz, which is a regional competition for a knowledgebased game. The cost is the same for everyone, whether you have your own horse or not. The full price of the membership, which is $220 per year, is also eligible for child tax credits for all kids under the age of 16. Tthe stable management lessons begin on Feb. 6 and run until April 10. The regional Quiz competition is held


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Autumn Desjardins has worked with equine coach Cailin Kopetski in the past and is happy to be one of the first members of the Wheatland Pony Club.
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in March. Then everything kind of goes from there well figure out riding lessons and whatnot after that, said Kopetski. To find out more about the Canadian Pony Club go to Kopetski is still looking for volunteers to lend a hand. Anyone interested can give her a call at 403669-9303.

Family Day fun with the Great Skate

Melanie allen Times Contributor Family Day is upon us and once again the Healthy Eating Active Living Coalition or HEAL Our Future is hosting the Great Skate of Strathmore. HEAL Our Future is a community development coalition which is trying to create a community environment that supports and encourages healthy eating and active living. The Town of Strathmore approached the HEAL to organize the 2011 Family Day event and it was a complete success. With a minuscule budget they created an event that was talked about for weeks. But it couldnt have been pulled off just anywhere; much of the event was volunteer-based and items were donated by the community members of Strathmore to help make it the success it was. HEAL has been planning the Family Day events ever since. All in all, it was a fantastic event, and brought the community together as one big family on Family Day, said Lisa Sader in an email interview. What could be better than family and friends being active outside on a crisp winter day? As the story goes, do something three times in a row, it becomes a tradition, so the HEAL Great Skate is now an annual tradition for many people in the area. We take the grandkids every year. Its always a fun time, said Ruby Musselman. Even if its cold out you just have to warm up by the fire and theres always lots of hot chocolate. This year parents can expect some of the tried and true basics of the Great Skate: hot dogs and hot chocolate, fire pits, and free horse drawn sleigh rides. There will be music filling the air in the park, pick-up hockey games, snowman building, prizes and (of course) skating. The enthusiasm was built up two years ago, and we are continuing that each year with the Great Skate, said Robert Breitwieser, the Chair of HEAL Our Future. We had around 1,500 people last year and are anticipating about the same or more this year, so long as the weather is nice. The Great Skate takes place at Kinsmen Park on Monday, Feb. 18. The fun and festivities start at 12 Noon and go until 4 p.m. HEAL Our Future asks that if you have any gently used hockey equipment or skates of any kind that you either drop them off at the Home Hardware in Strathmore, or bring them to the Great Skate where they have a Skate Swap booth. If you need skates or hockey equipment, be sure to check the Home Hardware before Family Day or check out the Skate Swap booth at the Great Skate. So pack up the kids, the skates and your smiles and head down to the Kinsmen Park pond for some active living and fun times.

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Thought for the week ~

Teri mcKinnon was in the Jarabacoa region of the Dominican Republic where she helped carry on her friends legacy and bring his dream, educating the Children closer to fruition.

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Return from Jarabacoa

Teri McKinnon Special to the Times I am just home and trying to process what an incredible journey I have had and the impact it has on the children and community of Jarabacoa. When we got down there, the physical building was already constructed, so the group installed the solar panel, electricity generator, basketball hoop and handed out backpacks full of school supplies. The students were also given five netbook computers which was incredible because the children had never seen a computer before, let alone learned how to use one. To watch their faces when the power came on and the computers came alive was a very exciting experience. At the end of the day even parents were wondering if there would be an opportunity to learn on the computer it was great. We made presentations to the community of a photo of Dan that we hung alongside an engraved plaque (in Spanish and English) on Dans vision of education as a major factor in their community sustainability. To assist with coffee production, 2,000 coffee plants were given to the five farmers involved in our coffee projects which will increase their coffee production by 20-25 per cent in the next three years. Rameriz Coffee, a fourth generation family of coffee producers, and UAFAM, a private University in the Dominican, generously hosted us. We, as a group, planted about 400 of the coffee plants. Most people dont know coffee comes from a cherry (the bean is inside) and the process to extract the bean and ensure highest quality in moisture, roast and flavor is intensive. The roads up and down the mountain were narrow, slippery and steep. It is difficult to imagine how

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3/4 cup water, divided 3 (.25 ounce) packages unflavored gelatin 2/3 cup light corn syrup 2 cups white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 teaspoons peppermint extract 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup confectioners sugar

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4. Pour the hot sugar mixture into the gelatin mixture and beat on high for 12 minutes with electric mixer, until the mixture is fluffy and forms stiff peaks. Add vanilla and peppermint extracts, and beat just until blended. 5. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the prepared baking dish, using a greased spatula to smooth the top of the candy. Cover the candy with the reserved greased foil or wrap, and press down lightly to seal the covering to the top of the candy.

many slow journeys of burrows or trucks have endured that travel for each batch of coffee. We toured the coffee business from seed to cup, and I will never drink another cup of coffee without fully respecting the time, labour and process involved in production! I travelled with a team from Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) on a coffee project with the Canadian Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship (CIRE). The project is a social entrepreneurship initiative, which encourages children to stay in school and supports technical farmer training to enhance both coffee quality and farm revenue. Ninety per cent of profit from the sales of this coffee project goes toward a Dominican Republic Scholarship Fund that is managed by UAFAM. The coffee used in this project is exceptional, organic, shade-grown coffee and currently sold in seven stores in Alberta. I am also selling the coffee and hope to be present when the next shipment of beans arrive (sometime in May or June). The entire experience has been amazing and I am honoured to have participated. I wanted to share with you a comment spoken to me by my fellow participant, and a friend of Dans: It is not about coffee, it is all about people; humans connecting with one another to better the chance of children (our future), somewhere in the world, to be the best they can be, said Abimbola Abiola Ph.D., P.Ag. Director of Applied Research and Lead Scientist Olds College Centre for Innovation Olds College. For online coffee information and purchases: (Strathmore resident and businesswoman Teri McKinnon took a trip to Jarabacoa recently to help fulfill her friend Dan Fullertons legacy in the Dominican Republic in the Jarabacoa region.)

[ Makes approx 80 marshmallows ]

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ThefT of meaT saws Between Jan. 23 and Jan. 26, unknown person(s) broke into a locked building on a rural property on Highway 791, north of Glenmore Trail, in the MD of Rocky View. Two 404 Well saws, used for cutting meat, were stolen from the location. If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Strathmore RCMP at 403934-3968. marijuana grow operaTion On the morning of Feb. 4, Strathmore RCMP members executed a Search Warrant at a rural location in Wheatland County, southeast of Rockyford on Highway 564. Police located a large marihuana grow operation, and seized 840 marihuana plants, which weighed over 82 Kilograms. The grow operation was located inside a farm shop which had multiple rooms and a sophisticated electrical system. Four people were arrested, and charges are pending on three males located at the scene. Strathmore RCMP were assisted by the Calgary RCMP Emergency Response Team, the Calgary RCMP Forensic Identification Section, the Calgary RCMP Auto Theft Section and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit Green Team. The investigation continues. residenTial Break and enTer On Feb. 1, Strathmore RCMP received a complaint of a possible break and enter to the Sunset Haven seniors residence located in Strathmore. Upon viewing the video surveillance it was confirmed a male suspect entered through the rear doors and began trying the apartment doors. Some items were stolen from the building but the suspect did not encounter any residents and no one was approached or hurt by the suspect. The RCMP are asking for your assistance to help identify this male. Please contact Strathmore RCMP at 403934-3968 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 in order to provide any information regarding this incident.


1. Line a 9x9 inch baking dish with lightly greased foil or plastic wrap. Grease another piece of foil 6. Allow the marshmallow candy to rest for 4 hours or overor plastic wrap to cover the top, night. Mix together cornstarch and set aside. and confectioners sugar in a 2. Place 1/2 cup of water in the shallow dish. Using oiled scissors bowl of an electric mixer, and or an oiled kitchen knife, cut the sprinkle gelatin on top of water marshmallow candy into strips, to soak. then into 1 inch squares. Dredge 3. While gelatin is soaking, com- the marshmallows lightly in the bine 1/4 cup of water, corn syrup, cornstarch mixture and store in an airtight container. and sugar in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. [ perfect topping for some Boil the mixture hard for 1 minute. tasty hot Chocolate ]

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Parliament reconvenes for 2013

Kevin SorenSon, M.P., CrowFoot Parliamentary Report

On Monday of last week, the House of Commons resumed sitting following the Christmas break. My thanks to everyone who took the time and effort to share their opinions and suggestions with me at many events I attended and at our Crowfoot Constituency Satellite Office Days in Oyen, Hanna, Stettler and Strathmore. One year ago, I was dispatched by our government to spend eight days in Japan. I followed an agenda the Japanese government prepared that included many meetings with top government officials, including their Ministry of Agriculture. I visited Japans Agriculture & Livestock Industries Corporation; met with the Co-Chair of Japans Canada Committee; and, the President of the Japan Business Federation. Prime Minister Stephen Harper had already toured Thailand, Japan and Korea in pursuit of increasing Canadas business in the Asia-Pacific region. He secured the formal launch of free trade negotiations with Japan - the worlds thirdlargest economy. It could increase our nations GDP between $3 and $9 billion. Canadas bilateral trade last year with Japan amounted to almost $24 billion. I was alone on this mission to Japan. The Hon. Gerry Ritz, Canadas Agriculture Minister, and the Hon. Ed Fast, Canadas International Trade Minis-

ter were already working closely with their Japanese counterparts and other officials and made sure I was tooled up to try and pry the door open for Alberta beef exports. You can imagine the countless times I use the words Alberta beef in my conversations with everyone I met. I knew the stakes were high because Japans need for agriculture products meant that there will be a net benefit right here in our riding of Crowfoot During the question period, I asked: Mr. Speaker, Canadian farmers appreciate our Conservative governments hard work to create jobs and economic growth for our agricultural industry. They understand our governments commitment to bolstering trade and opening markets for our top quality products. Since forming government, we have consistently made representations to Japan seeking expanded access for Canadian beef derived from animals under 30 months of age. Could the Minister of Agriculture and AgriFood please update the House on the status of these negotiations? The Hon. Gerry Ritz answered: Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Crowfoot for his dedication on this file. I am pleased to announce today that Japan has expanded access and is now accepting Canadian beef from animals under 30 months of age. This is expected to double the value of Canadian exports by some $150 million annually. Unlike the anti-trade NDP, our government continues to open up markets to

provide opportunities for our producers. This is great news as it takes us beyond Japans current beef imports of animals under 21 months of age. Japan is Canadas third largest export market for beef. The revised regulations will come into effect Feb. 1, 2013. Minister Ritz was purposely political in his answer criticizing the Official Opposition because they oppose virtually every effort our Conservative government makes to boost trade opportunities for Canada. This increase in Canadian beef exports to Japan is more proof that these efforts are getting results. We look forward to taking our trading relationship with Japan and other nations to the next level to continue providing additional export opportunities for Canadian businesses. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or previous columns you may write me at 4945-50th Street, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 1P9, call 780-608-4600, toll-free 1-800-665-4358, fax 780-608-4603 or e-mail

My pal Joey
Pat Fule Fule for Thought Growing up in Canmore in the 60s and 70s was amazing. Dogs needed no licenses, you could hike, or ride trail bikes on old mine roads, and life was pretty simple. The town had three basic areas. The Bow River flowed through town, and helped name these areas. If you lived on the far side of the river, you were in Mineside, on the near side, and you were in Townside (I know what youre thinking we were a simple people back then). Mineside also had houses on a hill that led to the only hospital in town. Can you guess what that area was called? It may sound a little like Sesame Street, but yeah, that area was Hospital Hill! When you were a kid in Canmore, to prove you were brave, you had to coast your bike from the very top of the hill at breakneak speed to the bottom without using your brakes. Many Canmore kids bought it at the bottom of that hill and had major wipe-outs on their new Mustang-style bikes (Remember those?). My pal Joey was a Mineside kid who just happened to live on Hospital Hill. He was a big kid, and he used to tell me he dreaded shopping for clothes with his mom. Like many other mine kids, they shopped at the Northill Sears, as it was the closest mall to the West side of Calgary. Joeys mom always took him there, and he hated having to shop in the husky section. He said, everyone knew I had to shop there, and we ALWAYS ran into kids I knew. Joey got teased a lot because of his size and because he had a stutter when he was nervous. Kids picked on him, and the trap was, that would make him nervous, which would make him stutter, which would lead to more teasing, and so on. I always tried to be the mediator with the other kids who would pick on him. I never really know why, but for the most part, I was left alone. One day Joey was trying to ride his bike down Hospital Hill so he wouldnt be late for school. Well you know what happens to the best laid plans!? He was rocketing down the hill and began to lose control of the bike. Sure enough, he hit a neighbours parked camper! He crumpled against the campers side, and somehow a handlebar went right through the guys side window! The neighbour yelled at Joey, and Joey tried to explain he was sorry via stuttering but that didnt work. Eventually, he pushed his twisted bike to school, only to meet our grouchy Grade 6 teacher. Again, he tried to explain, but the stuttering was too much. Youd think that seeing a kid with a mangled bike, torn jeans, and scrapes, would be a hint to the teacher that something BAD happened to the kid. Anyway, for Joeys efforts to make it to school on time, he got a DT for being late! And THATs how school went for Joey. Hed struggle in school and with bullies, and try to survive the high school years. He eventually became a locksmith in Canmore, and now lives in the family house. He lives there because his dad has died and his mom was ill with Parkinsons and Dementia. For the last seven years, Joey has visited his mom in Extended Care, and has helped dress, feed, and even change her! Every day he visited her without fail. On nice days he would push her in a wheelchair to get an ice cream cone, and hed even spoon feed her, just to see her smile. The child had become the parent to the mother. He always talked to her, even when he knew deep down, that she didnt know what he was saying anymore. He made sure she was comfortable, had enough covers to stay warm in her room, and that she might know that SOMEONE was there. Joeys mom died last month, and he just missed being with her when she passed. This guy, who was tormented by others, could have become bitter and miserable. Instead, he kept on going, trying to become someone who made something of himself, so his parents could have been proud. Well, you can have a rest now, Joey. You did what a good son should do, you cared for a mom who once cared for you. You put major parts of your life on hold so that she would always have someone nearby who loved her. Youve taught me a lot about loyalty and sacrifice, and I know your parents are proud of you. (Fule for Thought is a slice of life humourous column that appears in the Strathmore Times, written by long-time resident, town councillor, high school teacher, coach, husband and father of two Pat Fule. If you would like to get in touch with Pat, you can send him an e-mail at

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eeight choristers from Wheatland County participated in the Alberta Childrens Choir and Alberta Childrens Apprentice Choir Concert at mcDougall United Church on Feb. 2. Front: Samantha Walstra (l-r), Reanna Thiessen, Catherine Glaser-Climie - Conductor of the Alberta Childrens Choir, metaya Anderson, Carolyn Steeves - music teacher at Brentwood School, and Kateryna Rycar. Back: Kyra Rycar, Natalie Funk, Janelle Reynolds and Conor Anderson.

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Every Southern Alberta business owner who is starting or expanding a business is invited to apply for the Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge (CEC), organized and sponsored by Community Futures. The program offers free training to all registrants. One of the fundamental pillars of entrepreneurial success is a solid understanding of all aspects of managing and owning a business, said Darlene Sinclair, General Manager of Community Futures Lethbridge Region, in a prepared statement. The CEC program covers everything needed in developing a sustainable business plan. After the training, business owners will submit their business plans, and a select group of entrants will be awarded cash and prizes from a total of over $75,000. In past years, the challenge offered one grand prize of $10,000. This year, the program will award an additional grand prize of $10,000, plus runner up prizes, to technologyrelated businesses. The additional prizes are available because of additional sponsorship, particularly that of ATB Financial.

Community Futures is thrilled to have ATB Financial come on as a platinum sponsor this year, Sinclair said in the statement. They are a perfect partner for this competition our mandates are both focused on supporting rural Alberta through our small and medium sized businesses. ATB Financial is just as pleased to join this project. It is the legendary Alberta entrepreneurial spirit that makes this province great, said Gary Friesen, Managing Director, South Team of ATB Financial, in the release. We have supported Alberta businesses achieve success for over 70 years and welcome the opportunity to help these entrepreneurs make their dreams come true. Registration for the Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge is free and is open immediately. Training sessions will take place Wednesday evenings, Feb. 6 to March 27. They are being held live at the University of Lethbridge. They may also be accessed and viewed online, or in a group setting at the Community Futures office. After training is complete, business plans are due to Community Futures by April 25. The final awards presentation will be held in June. See or call 403934-8888 for more information or to register.

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Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter Anyone driving west of town along Highway 1 may have noticed construction happening next to Big Country Drilling. Some may know what it is, and others may have been curious about what could be going into the newly constructed building. The Animal Care Centre of Strathmore came to Town in 2007 and since then has grown to the point of needing a new facility. The new building will allow the Centre to offer both large and small animal services, grooming, doggy daycare and a larger retail space. For example a horse thats ill and needs to be hospitalized well have stalls to keep them in the hospital. Well be able to have stocks to contain a horse to properly examine it and do procedures on it, said owner and veterinarian Jodi Viste. It just allows us to be more efficient with our services, rather than being tied up far away from the clinic were more centralized. We will be offering a (pet) food delivery service because of the location out of town. Thats kind of a neat thing because my mom is my bookkeeper and my dad hes retired and so he might be the one driving the delivery van driving food around so its kind of neat to work with my family and make them part of this business as well. Strathmore has grown quickly and so has the animal population. Since opening its doors the Centre has continued to grow. Viste is grateful the community has supported them and allowed them to grow. Part of the reason we went to the west side of town is because of the large commuter population in this town so we wanted to facilitate them being able to drop their animals off on the way to work in Calgary. It will be nice to be located near the stockyards, said Viste. Were also gaining a lot of clientele from Calgary as well which were really happy about because we can expose the Town of Strathmore and encourage people to come out here. The Animal Care Centre of Strathmore splits the on-call duties with the Strathmore Vet Clinic. One week the Animal Care Clinic will field the calls and the next the Vet Clinic. Being able to have this sort of relationship with the Vet Clinic is another

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The days are starting to get longer, and you can feel that spring is right around the corner. With spring, of course, comes tax-filing season, so as filing taxes joins spring cleaning on your to-do list, here are 10 ways to save you money - and even land you that refund youve been hoping for. Tax-free savings account: Using a TFSA is a smart way to save on tax. Generally, the interest, dividends, and capital gains earned on investments in a TFSA are not taxed - not when they are held in the account or when they are withdrawn. Registered retirement savings plan: Pay less tax and save for your retirement at the same time. Any income that you earn in your RRSP is usually free from tax as long as the funds stay in the plan. Charitable donations: Donations of cash, goods, land, or listed securities made to a registered charity or other qualified donee may be eligible for a tax credit. Parents: All those mornings spent at the hockey rink and afternoons spent at the ballet studio can mean savings with the childrens fitness and arts tax credits. Child care is also deductible, so gather up your receipts. Family caregivers: If you have a dependant with a physical or mental impairment, you could be eligible for an additional $2,000 this year with the new family caregiver amount. Student: Were you a student in 2012? You may be able to claim tuition, textbook, and education amounts, as well as moving expenses if applicable. And if youve recently graduated, you can claim the interest you paid on your student loan. Public transit amount: If you are a public transit rider, you may be able to save by claiming the cost of your transit passes. You can get up to 15 per cent of the amount claimed. Seniors: If you receive income from a pension, you can split up to 50 per cent of eligible pension income with your spouse or common-law partner to reduce the taxes that you pay. You may also be eligible to claim the age amount, medical expenses, and the disability amount. Home buyers: You may be able to claim up to $5,000 if you bought your first home in 2012. Hiring an apprentice: Did your business employ an apprentice? An employer who paid a salary to an employee registered in a prescribed trade in the first two years of his or her apprenticeship contract qualifies for a non-refundable tax credit. Make filing your taxes this spring even easier by doing it online. Its fast, secure and you may be able to use cost-free filing software. The Canada Revenue Agency offers step-bystep instructions at getready.

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A lifetime dedicated to your career has finally paid off in precious retirement years. Youve worked hard, and you deserve to enjoy your future. But while retirement is often referred to as the golden years, living on a fixed income can be stressful and requires some smart financial planning. Here are a few ways that seniors can stretch their retirement dollars by saving money at tax time: Public transit saves money that you might have otherwise spent on rising gas prices, parking, and car maintenance. Not only do seniors typically pay less for public transit, but the cost of transit passes can be claimed on your tax return. You may be able to split your eligible pension income with your spouse or commonlaw partner, allocating up to 50 per cent of your pension to him or her, to lower your taxes. If you or your spouse or common-law partner has a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions and meets certain conditions, you might be eligible for the disability tax credit. If you care for a spouse or other family member who has a physical or mental illness that makes them dependent on you for care, the new family caregiver amount could save you money. If you receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement or Allowance benefits under the Old Age Security program, you can usually renew your benefit simply by filing your return by April 30. If you choose not to file a return, you will have to complete a renewal form. This form is available from Service Canada. Applying for the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit helps to offset all or part of the GST or HST that you pay. Other helpful tax-time information for seniors can be found on the Canada Revenue Agency website at seniors. To make it easy on yourself this year, why not consider filing online? Its simple, secure and will save you time. Information to get you started is available at getready.


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John GodSman Times Contributor Winstons parents moved from Ireland to Canada in 1928, purchasing a farm and settling south of Chancellor. Winston, the sixth of seven sons, was born in 1939 at Mrs Lees home near Standard, attended by Dr Fletcher. School started for him in Hussar, before moving to the school in Chancellor. Following the severe winter of 1948, his father moved the family, in the fall, to Bowness where Winston completed public school. He then attended the Berean Bible College in Calgary, where he met his first wife Vera, graduating on April 7, 1961. The following day he married Vera, and they moved to the Yukon as missionaries for the next four years. Their marriage produced three sons and a daughter (deceased), followed by two grandsons. Winston and Vera moved to Wetaskawin where he became the pastor for the next 10 years, then to Rosebud for the next 12 years, before moving to the Strathmore area in 1987. In 1985, Winston and Vera purchased the old Scheer farm yard. The entire farm site needed extensive restoration, before they could live there. It now houses Sproule Heritage Bed & Breakfast, located 13 kms east of the traf-

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fic lights at George Freeman Trail. A lot of work had to be completed before it finally opened. Regretfully, Vera passed away from cancer in 2007 after 46 years of marriage. Carrie, one of seven children, was born in Calgary in 1942. She attended Ramsay, Colonel Walker and Western Canada High Schools. She then attended the Prairie High School in Three Hills, before enrolling at Berean Bible College in Calgary. From her first marriage she has two daughters, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, all are her delight. Carrie and Vera were friends through their Berean Bible College connections. Following Veras death, Winston and Carrie met again at the college while attending a college reunion. After their marriage, they continued to work with churches in this area, providing pulpit supply at Strathmore, Rockyford, Rosebud, Dalemead, etc. Carrie has had the joy of serving in some 16 countries around the world, and leaves for her second trip to Rwanda in late February, where she will continue to work with genocide survivors, for five weeks. Theyve found the churches and residents of this community to be very supportive of this project. When shes at home, she conducts a weekly community Ladies Bible Study. They find everyone in the community has interest in the well being of its neighbours. For example, following Carries recent hip surgery, ladies of the community ensured Winston didnt go hungry, realizing that he was not a very capable cook! Winstons pride and joy is his wellequipped workshop, where he spends hours, mainly in the winter, creating unique products that can be made with local wood, gleaned from hedgerows, and neighbours fallen trees, etc. Many a home in the surrounding countryside displays kitchen and bathroom cabinets, counters, tables, and other pieces of his handcrafted furniture, as well as old pieces he has professionally restored. The main changes they have seen in this area include the growth of The Town of Strathmore, and the growth of the number of acreages.


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Strathmore Rusty Spurs starting up for the 11th time

Sybil bain Strathmore Rusty Spurs The Rusty Spurs Horse 4-H Club had their first meeting of 2012 on Sept. 12. This is the 11th annual first meeting that the Rusty Spurs have had. Our club is welcoming four new members to bring the total of members to eight. The membership fee is $100. We are happy to continue having Lorna Malmberg as our riding lesson instructor, and using the Ag Grounds and Cloudwalker Stables for riding areas. Our group has decided on executive positions for everyone, President: Shelby Stout, Vice President/snack person: Sarah Wolfs, Secretary: Meagan Davidson, Treasurer: Breanne Grey, Historian: Hannah Arsenault, Reporter: Sybil Bain, Roll Call: Roberta Vert, District Representative: Carlie Wells. We have already done some fundraising by hauling tires around Strathmore. We ended up hauling 3,575 tires. Thanks to Lauren Lausen and family farms because they donated the most tires for us. We helped out in the Lyalta fundraiser as well. We also participated in Adopt-a-Family where everybody chipped in $10 and we bought gifts from Wal-Mart for a family in need. We had an animal health technician come from the Strathmore Vet Clinic, Linda Geisbrecht, and she gave us a health talk on horses on Oct. 30. It was very interesting, we learned a lot, thanks Linda! Bob Vert, Roberta Verts dad works for Fountain Tire and he donated jackets to us. We are very thankful for that they are awesome. Thanks Bob! We had a Christmas get together at the EnCana office where we exchanged gifts and ate good food. We also had another one (kind of late) on Jan. 22 where we went to a Greek themed room at the Phoenix Foundation, thanks to Meagan Davidsons mom, Diana. We ate Greek food and played Greek games it was a lot of fun. Thanks Diana! The clubs last meeting was held on Feb. 5. Spring is just about here! But until then stay warm!

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The classical tale of a bean and a giant was brought to life when students at Central Bow Valley School performed Jack and The Beanstalk.

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Whats Happening
Royal Canadian Legion For information regarding hall rentals, darts and crib, please call 403.934.5119 Wheatland Conservation & Wildlife Association (Your local fish & game club). Meetings 2nd Thursday every month, 7:30pm at the Clubhouse. Call Larry at 403-934-4388 for more information. Strathmore District Health Services Auxiliary Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month @ 1:30 pm (excluding July & August). Lower level Conference Room at the Strathmore Hospital. New members welcome. For more info please call 403934-4436 Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce Meets the second Thursday of the month @ 7:00 p.m. All members welcome. Check web page for meeting location. For more information call 403-901-3175 or: Come Fly With Us 903 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sqn. meet Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the blue building and Quonset on the Ag grounds. Boys & Girls between 12 & 19 years welcome. Call Joanna Howard at 403-983-5796 for more information. Storytime at Strathmore Municipal Library 85 Lakeside Blvd. Held every Tuesday 11am-12pm and Fridays 2-3pm. . Pre-school children of all ages are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. No registration required. HIV Edmonton Providing support, education and advocacy for those infected with, affected by or at risk of HIV and AIDS for 25 years. Go to or call toll free 1.877.388.5742. The Hope Bridges Society for Creative & Continued Learning Advocating for, and bringing together citizens of all abilities for meaningful relationships, friendships, & opportunities through the Arts holds Board Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Unit 9, 104 3rd Avenue (the Leary Centre). Please contact Wanda at 403-983-3690, or 403-901-5081 (Cell) for further information about our work and upcoming events, if you would like to be added to our friends/contact list, or visit us in our new office noted above. Strathmore Musical Arts Society If you love music and musicians and have a special soft spot for the Blues, you would enjoy being part of this group. Call 403934-4196 or 403-680-7721 to get on our phone or email list and be notified about meetings and upcoming events. Strathmore Elks Lodge #491 Meets 3rd Tuesday at the Strathmore Curling Club 6:30 pm. Steak Supper at 7 pm. New Members welcome. Call Greg 403-888-6155. Strathmore Homeschool Families Any Strathmore and Area familes that are homeschooling are invited to join our Yahoo Group. group/strathmorehsfams Strathmore Hand in Hand Parent Link Offers FREE programming to kids 0-6 and their caregivers! Check the Town of Strathmore website Community Events section for programs and times! Located at 421-2nd St, across from Paragon Pharmacy. 690-1237. Strathmore FASD Parent Support Group At the Strathmore United Church. For more info call Pam @652-4776. Strathmore Caregiver Support Group This is an opportunity for caregivers to find support and benefit from interaction with others in a similar situation. For more information or to register call Amy Yaneza at 403-361-7176. Happy Gang 55 plus Seniors Meetings; 2nd Tuesday every month @ 1:30 pm. Potluck Supper; fourth Tuesday every month at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome! Hall Rental; $80. Call Shirley @ 403-934-9927. All other inquiries call Eric @ 403-901-1596. Meetings and Sewing Workshops The 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 7pm. We meet at the Strathmore Ag Grounds, Red Quonset. Looking for 100% cotton or flannel fabric donations to do some charity quilts. New Members Welcome. Contact Laurie at 901-0088 or Wendy 901-3756. Sunday School for All Ages Lord of All Lutheran Church offers Christian Education opportunities for ages 3 years to adult, on Sunday Mornings. All are Welcome! For more information please call Margo Sevick 403-901-2044 or call the Church Office at 403-934-2374. Strathmore Country Gardens Club Meetings at least once per month.Tours, guest speakers, workshops and much more included in a membership. For more information visit or phone Linda Pekrul 403-901-0017. Youth Club of Strathmore Provides youth (6-17yrs) with opportunities/activities that build positive relationships, strengthens and develops self-esteem and promote personal skill development through affordable and barrier free programs. Our programs include After The Bell, a homework program offered Monday to Friday from 3pm-6pm. Call the Youth Club for further info 403-934-4918 or Wheatland Rural Crime Watch Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each Month. Featuring guest speakers. For more information call 403-934-4055 Meals on Wheels Available in Strathmore. For information or to obtain this service please contact Wheatland FCSS at 403-934-5335. Strathmore Fun Runners Car Club Meets the first Wednesday of the month. New members welcome! Please call Todd at 403-934-0558 or Shawn at 403-9019303 for info. Wheatland Business Women Meet the second Tuesday of the month @ 8:00 am at Days Inn & Suites. New members welcome and follow us on Facebook. Call 403-324-6641. RCCG Peculiar People Assembly, 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) meetings. Sunday Services at 10am & Thursdays Bible study at 7pm.Venue: Civic Centre, Strathmore. PH: 403-667-7832, E-mail: pastor@ Strathmore Lions Club Meets the first and third Thursdays at the Strathmore Civic Centre at 6:45 pm. Free Tree for all New Born Babies Attention all infants remind your parents to register your birth so a tree can be planted commemorating your birth in the Chinook Credit Union Birth Forest in Strathmore. Registration Forms are available at the Town office, Chinook Credit Union and Health Unit. (A Communities in Bloom Project) Strathmore Masonic Lodge #53 Meets the first Monday of each Month at 7:30 p.m. Call Glen at 403-901-6038. Website: Strathmore Parent and Tot Playgroup Meets every Tuesday at 9:30 - 11:30 am. in the Strathmore United Church Basement. $1/child. Strathmore Full Gospel Church Were a Pentecostal bible-based family church that has something for all ages. Call 934-2225 or visit St. Michaels & All Angels Anglican Currently at interim location: 245 Brent Blvd. (North Door) 403-934-3017. Christ Alive in our Community. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00am Seventh-day Adventist Church Meeting in the Lord of All Lutheran Church at 112 Lakeside Blvd,Strathmore. Saturday morning @ 10:00 AM. Pastor Ghena Girleanu, phone 403-983-0081. Strathmore Baptist Church Meeting Sundays @ 11am and Thursdays @ 7pm, Call Pastor David Blankenship for info 403-390-4431. Wheatland County Food Bank Society Food applications accepted at (403) 3244335 Monday through Thursday 12pm to 4pm or through the website at: Strathmore & District Agricultural Society, Office 403.934.5811 Fax 403.901.0299 Facebook: Strathmore Stampede Twitter: Strathmore Rodeo Community Futures Wild Rose In partnership with The Business Link Attend valuable, low-cost learning sessions for small business owners in our video-conference facility here in Strathmore. Phone 403-934-8888 for more info and to register. Strathmore Writers Group Meets on the first Monday of the month at the Strathmore Municipal Library. Please find us on Facebook or email Sam at for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Strathmore open meetings Monday 8:00pm, Hope Community Church, Call 403-934-9570 or 403-901-6009. Strathmore Full Gospel Church Closed meetings Ladies, Tuesdays @ 7pm, Call 403-901-1163. Mens, Tuesdays 8:30pm, Call 403-324-0056. Open Step Meeting, Thursdays @ 8pm at Full Gospel Church, Call 403-361-9396. If drinking is a problem, please come to a meeting or all any of the numbers just to talk. Wheatland Whirlers Square & Round Dance Club Dances every Wednesday at Westmount School Gym, September to April. New Dancers: 7-8:30 pm; Experienced Dancers: 8-10 pm. Contact Dave or Claudia 403-934-5966. Chestermere and area Children (& Families) with Type 1 Diabetes. Our Goal is to create a group of mature, responsible members where we open our own homes as Safe Places for Diabetic Children to go to if ever in Diabetic Distress. Join the Facebook group for more information. Stitch Together: Library Needle Arts Group Tues evenings (6:30pm-8:30pm) at the Strathmore Municipal Library (85 Lakeside Blvd.). Whether you love knitting, crocheting, embroidery or cross-stitch, you are welcome to drop in and work on your project with others who share the same passion. Strathmore Regional Victim Services Society (SRVSS) SRVSS is looking for men and women interested in becoming front line victim advocates to provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime or tragedy. We need individuals interested in a challenging and rewarding volunteer experience who are caring and non-judgmental with a sincere interest in helping victims move past their immediate trauma.We provide extensive training in many areas, including sexual assaults, domestic violence, suicide, court preparation, and sudden death. If you are interested in volunteering your time please contact Lesley Hering at the Strathmore RCMP Detachment at (403) 934-6552.Website: Wheatland County Food Bank Urgently requires VOLUNTEER SCREENERS. Please call Sylvia at 403-934-5287 or WFCSS at 403-934-5335 for info.

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February 8 @Strathmore Municipal Library (85 Lakeside Blvd.) 1-3pm Friday Fun Films. This month the library will be featuring the Disney/Pixar movie: BRAVE! Rated PG. This program is free to attend and no registration is required. Strathmore Pet Expo 2013 on February 9, 2013 from 10 am - 3 pm at the Civic Center. Free Admission, Featuring entertainment by: The Canadian Rabbit Hopping Club, Demonstrations include agility, grooming & training. Community Lunch Club social get together for 55+ to have a themed lunch served; together with a presenter on Tuesday, February 19 (Topic is Spanish/Mexican Culture) from 11:00 a.m. 1:00 pm located at the Lord of all Lutheran Church Topic is Diabetes and Food Combinations Cost is a voluntary offering to register call Marg at 403-901-7811. A meet and greet for Parents and Mentors come and meet some Parents, the Mentors, do an activity and have a light lunch on Monday, February 11 and Monday February 25, 2013 from 11:00 1:00 pm located at the Lord of all Lutheran Church. Theme on February 11 Valentine Cookies. Theme on February 25 (Treat for Heart Month)- free event, register by calling Pat at 403-901-7684 The Joint Annual General Meetings of the Rosebud Memorial Hall Association and the Rosebud Fire Association will be held on Thursday, February 28, at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Centre. Hypnotist and Silent Auction on March 2, 2013 at the Strathmore Golf Course Club. Doors open at 5:00pm, show starts at 7:30, age 18+. To purchase tickets please call 403-901-0497. All proceeds go to Canadian Diabetes Association in support of Jamie Fairbairns efforts to raise funds and awareness. Project H.O.P.E. annual Gala Fundraiser, The Power of HOPE. March 9th at the Travelodge. Cocktails @ 5, Dinner @ 6, Tix $50 @ 403-807-2965 or 403-804-3101

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Ice time!
After realizing the Town had cleared a path to the ice at Grey Park, Paula Beekman packed up her kids from the Strathmore Before and After School Care Program and brought them to the park on Jan. 31. The kids spent the afternoon playing in the snow and skating on the cleared off section.

Groundhog supper
Alice Booth and mLA Jason Hale spoke at the Groundhogs Day supper on Feb. 2 in Gleichen. Nearly 80 people attended the fundraising event, which also featured a silent auction and a guest appearance of the Gleichen Groundhog.

Jack - Adult Grey Tabby, Shy Cat, Born: February, 2009

Jack was found in winter of 2010 abandoned in the country with several other cats and kittens. Although he has begun to interact and play with his foster mom to some degree, he still is fairly cautious of people. He is spends most of his time with other cats and is very laidback and gentle. He has begun to play with the other cats and enjoys sunbathing in their outdoor enclosure. He is a real character with a distinct personality and with continual kind and patient care, he could enjoy being part of a family. He would do well with other cats or to be adopted with one of the cats currently living with him.

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Rosebud graduates in Canadian Premiere of Count of Monte Cristo

and wait. This is Randalls first acting role since graduating from Rosebud in A brand new production of the clas- September. She enjoyed exploring the sic story The Count of Monte Cristo character, who can be played either as opened in Calgary this weekend, with a child or as a woman. When I was directed to play the two Rosebud School of the Arts gradusultriness and the sensuality of her ates as cast members. Count of Monte Cristo is about a attraction to the Count, I was like young sailor, Edmond, engaged to what? But it was actually really good because I was able to play it both be married. His jealous ways, she said. I was pullfriends falsely accuse him, ing (together) everything I steal his fiance and senhad (learned at Rosebud) tence him to life in prison. from my first year to Fourteen years later, a dymy final year. It was actuing fellow prisoner tells ally pretty brilliant to see Edmond where he buried a all of those things become treasure. Edmond escapes, relevant. finds the treasure and uses But Rosebud gave her it to purchase the island of even more. Monte Cristo and the title When theres someof Count. He then begins thing you need to be able plotting revenge on those to play your role well, you who framed him, drawing Scott Schreiner know how to dig for it, and everyone around him into you know how to search for it, she his plans. Scott Schreiner, a 2008 graduate of says. Thats all part of the training. Schreiner and Randall both feel this Rosebuds Acting Program, plays the Counts feisty accomplice, Benedetto, play has an important message. I think the most important thing in who betrays the Count but, this play comes about at the in the end, dies when the end, Schreiner says, when Count discovers his treachthe Count realizes that ery and double-crosses even with the best intenhim in return. Schreiner tions and the most-plotted has been in numerous theout revenge, you may end atrical productions since up feeling empty because graduation, first working youve sunk as low as the with other Rosebud gradupeople you were trying to ates to form Loudly Whisget revenge on. pered Theatre, then workRandall says, Theres a ing with Morpheus Theatre lot about justice and its not and Evergreen Theatre and just for the Count. Lennette Randall at Heritage Park. She asks, Who does venThe role (of Benedetto) is pretty interesting, Schreiner says, geance belong to? How far do wicked because the character doesnt show people get away with their schemes? up very much in the book so it Who should put an end to it? The play also says a lot about ambigave me a lot of room to bring my own ideas to it and for me and (direc- tion, she says. How far can you go for tor) John Knight to decide where the what you want? Both Rosebud grads are finding The character was going to go and how he Count of Monte to be a great experiwas going to be portrayed. Schreiner says another highlight ence. I am so in love with the story, its riwas to do more fight scenes. Anastasia St. Amand is the Assistant diculous, Randall says. Im very, very Director and Fight Choreographer, he grateful for the experience. Schreiner says, Its been a great says. Ive known her for awhile and she always has really good ideas and experience and we dont have a very she knows how to play to peoples long run so I encourage people to strengths, especially when it comes to come out and see it I think (audicombat style on stage and it makes it ence members will) be really fascinated with this adaptation of the story look really believable. Lennette Randall, a 2012 Rosebud It has new characters. It has twists on graduate, plays Haydee, a beautiful the plot. And, in my opinion, a really Greek slave whom the Count has res- great cast of young actors. Count of Monte Cristo is produced cued and raised as a daughter, who then falls in love with him. When the by Mob Hit Productions, and runs Count has achieved his goals for re- until Feb. 9 at the Arreta Opera Cenvenge, and is seeking new direction, tre, 1315 7 St SW, Calgary. See thisiHaydee is the one who gives it, with or call 403-668-1634 for the final words of the play: Hope -- more information. Laureen F. Guenther Times Contributor

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Gold medal winners
Back: Teddi Ann Skibsted (l-r,) Becky Driver and Danielle Clyne. Middle: Tim McCollister assistant coach, JR Dunbar. Assistant coach, Jenny McCollister, Hannah Wylie, Kyra Keer Captain, Tassia Rushford Assistant Captain, Jemma Warrack, Maclynn Ruckaber Assistant Captain, Cassie Rieger, Meg Warrack, Sonny Warrack Coach, Goalie Raylee Dunbar, Anna Wylie Assistant Coach/Manager. Missing: Dallas Ruckaber Assistant Coach

Silver Medal Winners

Back: Ardis Foat, (l-r), Kathy Eitzen. Middle: Kim Proust, Jaidyn Eitzen, Alex Mackey, Teia Dahm, Hannah Arsenault, Camryn Hinz, Daylen Wathen, Jan Wathen. Front: Cayley Boschee, Ainsley Olson, Cosette Lacroix, Elizabeth Proust, Reagan Bogusky. Goalie: Jewlyn Foat

Thirty-six teams from Southeran Alberta participated in the fifth annual Laurie Morton Ruppe Memorial Ringette Tournament held Feb. 1 and 2.

Annual memorial tournament still going strong

Wendi TashlikoWich Times Contributor Strathmore was the proud host of the fifth annual Laurie Morton Ruppe Memorial Ringette Tournament this past weekend. The tournament gave 36 teams from southern Alberta the chance to come out and participate in this long time event. Every year the tournament gets bigger and better and many teams always schedule the first weekend off in February so they can apply to Strathmores tournament. Tournament organizer Kim Proust was overwhelmed by how smoothly the tournament went. Its a lot of hours and work for all the volunteers, said Proust. The tournament is named after Laurie Morton Ruppe, who was a player as well as a big supporter of the Strathmore Ringette Association. There are many people still involved with ringette that remember Ruppe well and were honoured that they once got to play with such a sparkling personality. Ruppe passed away nine years ago and her family still takes part in the tournament, whether it just be taking in a game or handing out medals. All had fun and all went home tired on Sunday. It was an exciting weekend of ringette at the Laurie Morton Ruppe tournament for the U16B Strathmore Ice Ripperz. They competed hard as a team, facing some very tough competition. In the end, their teamwork took them to the to the gold medal game. The Ice Ripperz knew the gold medal game would be a tough battle as they faced one of the top Calgary teams. However, as their coach Sonny Warrack told them before the game, if you play with courage and commitment as a team you will be rewarded. And rewarded they were as they came out with the gold. The game was very tight with the score still 0-0 after the first period. Within the first two minutes of the second period, the Calgary Prisa scored. But the Ice Ripperz would not let that get them down and came right back and scored a goal. The battle continued and the score was 3-3. The Ice Ripperz continued to fight for the winning goal and scored in the last twenty three seconds. Although Prisa tried their best to tie the game, the Ripperz stood strong and came out with the win. Way to go Ripperz! Black Ice made it through the round robin with 1-1-1 record, which was enough to get them into the 2-vs-3 game on Sunday. Excitement, energy, exhilaration was the buzz in the room day. Winning the 2-vs3 game, Black Ice proceeded to the final game. They played their hearts out and were able to give Beaumont a great game that they had to work hard for. Unfortunately there were too many minutes on the clock and the Black Ice settled for a Silver Medal! No small feat to get there.

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Fastpitch training sessions

Strathmore Fastpitch has been holding indoor training sessions right through the winter. The indoor sessions are based on age and are located in their new location at the Ag grounds in the LP Building. Girls can come in on a drop in basis to practice their skills and keep them conditioned over these cold months. Strathmore will have two age levels competing at a competitive level this year. The Bantam midget A girls began their first dedicated practice of the year in their new training facilities on Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. The girls work hard all year round and hope to go far this year. For more information on the association visit www. Taylor Kinakin warms up the pitchers in practice.

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Breanna Polet, far right front row, just moved to Alberta this year and joined the Pre-Novice BlackGold Synchronized skating team.

Teen skater wins gold with synchro team

Shannon LecLair Times Reporter Strathmore teen Breanna Polet has been a member of the Calgary PreNovice BlackGold Synchronized Skating team since moving to Alberta last year. The team has been off to a great start this season. They placed gold at the 2013 Synchronized Skating Invitational hosted in Red Deer Jan. 12-13 and most recently competed in Abbotsford, B.C in the Mountain Regional Synchronized Skating Championships held Jan. 24-27. Were ranked second for a synchronized team in Western Canada, said Polet about the Championships. Skating has been a passion for the Manitoba native for the past nine years. She competes both as an individual skater and in synchronized events. She

Photo courtesy of Kristy Polet

had been sent home with information on different clubs and groups she could join when she had started kindergarten. Polet said she wanted to skate ever since. I just like it, its so much fun, said Polet. For synchronized just being with the team because everyone is so positive and its just fun to be around them. For individual skating its something to do and its something I enjoy. The busy teen currently heads to Calgary four days a week for practice. She isnt quite sure where she plans to go with skating. With synchronized she can participate in it for rest of her life if she would like, but as for her individual skating she is not sure how much further she plans to pursue it. Coaching young skaters is a possibility in the future.

Hawks place 3rd at home tourney

The Holy Cross Collegiate senior girls basketball team hosted a home tourney Feb. 1-2. The girls placed third in the tournament with eastglen taking first place.

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Ron Thompson is the 2012 Cowboy of the Year winner for the Canadian Senior Professional Rodeo Association. He holds the presentation photo with Brian Gillis (l-r) Past CSRA President, Ron Thompson, and Bob Hood Chairman of the Cowboy of the Year Committee.

Rodeo in the blood

Sharon McLeay Times Contributor Ron Thompson has spent a half of a lifetime devoted to rodeo. In October of 2012, he received the Canadian Senior Professional Rodeo Association Cowboy of the Year award. Thompson said that the award is special, because the men that compete voted unanimously to give him the award. Nominations are based on ability in the arena, sportsmanship in and out of the arena, professional appearance and contribution to the sport. It was a real honour to be voted in by your peers. I compare it to the Most Valuable Player award in hockey. It means a lot, said Thompson. Thompson started riding horses at the age of two on his fathers farm. He said it was a favorite pastime for youth. Either you had a souped up hot rod or didn`t, and the guys that couldn`t afford one rode horses, said Thompson. His uncles were involved in rodeo and the family helped the stock suppliers at most of the Southern Eastern Alberta rodeo events. His first competitive event was at age 15, participating in the Wild Horse Race at Bassano rodeo, and from there on he was hooked. It gets in your blood and you just can`t get it out, said Thompson. We won third. He said his love for animals and the social aspects that went along with it kept him involved. Thompson went on to ride Rough Stock Rodeo Bulls and Bareback Horses. He competed in High School Rodeo Associations and the Foothills Cowboy Association riding Saddle Bronc for three years. He also held a Professional Rodeo Permit. The circuit took him east and west, north and south; from Prince Albert, Sask. to Princeton, B.C. and Cold Lake, Atla. to Dillon, Montana. He said he always enjoyed the circuit and he made some of his best friends along the way. He said he loves the rodeo competition and camaraderie and said it developed into one big family for him. His better half is Shirley Boucher, who accompanies him on circuit and competes in barrel racing. Thompson has two sons and two grandsons. Thompson competed in the team roping event in the Claresholm 2012 finals. His team mate was Lem Turcato. Thompson started entering team roping events in his twenties. I carried a rope everywhere with me since I was 12, worked on ranches all the time, so it just seemed right to compete, said Thompson. He feels the tradition of rodeo is important to carry on. We need to keep it up for heritage sake. It is part of what built Western Canada. It was made with cattle and ranches, said Thompson. He has helped youth in clinics and encourages anyone getting started, to attend the schools and clinics offered. They give participants an edge, because they are learning tips from seasoned professionals; and they are learning how to handle animals in the proper way. He said in 25 years of roping he has never seriously injured an animal in an event. His advice is: to follow your dream, get involved in as much as you can and listen to professional advice. Thompson considers that competition gets tougher each year. He feels technology has made a big impact on the sport. Competitors in the Senior Professional Rodeo have to be over 40 years of age to compete. Thompson said because he has been active all along that the events are not too physically demanding. He finds he still maintains his competitive spirit. An 87 year old man and 77 year old woman still compete in events. Thompson intends to continue competing in next years events that begin April 19-21, in High River.

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Learning weekend
Mario Prusina Times Editor Even though his team did not earn a point this past weekend, Wheatland Kings head coach Doug Murphy was happy with his teams performance. The local junior-B team lost to the top two teams in the South Division, falling 6-5 on the road to Coaldale Feb. 2, before losing 1-0 to the Okotoks Bisons the following day at the Strathmore Family Centre. Overall, it was a pretty good weekend, said Murphy. We would have liked to win both games it was really there for the taking in both. We just came up one goal short again. We certainly see that we are able to bring our game up and play with the top teams we just need to stop giving up as many shots in a game as we have been. We need to be a lot more disciplined and stay out of the box. Andrew Bergmann, who leads the league in points, picked up three goals and two assists in the loss to Coaldale. Ross Fox had a goal and three assists, while Sam Lonnberg chipped in with a goal and two helpers. Goaltender Richie Hubbell was sensational, making 56 saves. We played well down in their rink its a very small (arena) and they play very physical, assessed the coach. Its always a struggle to come out of there with a point or two. Despite the loss, the Kings were optimistic heading back home to take on the top team in the league. Okotoks scored the lone goal of the game midway through the second period, improving their record to 31-2-2 on the season. Hubbell stole the show again, stopping 35 of 36 shots. It very much (was a playoff-like game), said Murphy. Really, for the first period, we took the game to them. We lost our discipline a bit in the second Okotoks lives off of the power play and they got the power play goal against us. We had lots of opportunities, but we just couldnt cash in. The Kings will now prepare to host Red Deer on Feb. 9 (8 p.m.) at the Strathmore Family Centre in their lone game of the week, before closing out the season with a pair of games the following weekend.

Despite losing both games this past weekend, including a 1-0 defeat on home ice to Okotoks on Feb. 3, the Wheatland Kings are optimistic heading into the final three games of the regular season.

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Bisons split last road trip

Mario Prusina Times Editor With less than two weeks to go until the post-season officially starts, the UFA Bisons are anticipating the grind of a long playoff run. How far they go in the playoffs will be determined by their success away from the friendly confines of the Strathmore Family Centre. After their final road trip of the regular season, a 4-1 loss to the Sherwood Park Ennis Kings on Feb. 2 and a 6-3 win over Fort Saskatchewan the following day, the Bisons concluded the regular season road schedule with a winning record. The Bisons opened the weekend against a desperate Sherwood Park squad, looking to squeeze into a playoff spot in the North Division. Despite scoring first, a tally by Conner McCallum midway through the second period, the Bisons allowed four unanswered goals en route to the loss. It was one of those games where we were off with everything in terms of our execution and attention to detail, said Bisons head coach Jeremy Friesen. It just goes to show that we werent properly prepared to play and the other team was. In the third period, they elevated their game and we couldnt find that spark to match them. However, the following day, the Bisons played a physical, hard-nosed game versus the Rangers and were rewarded with a 6-3 win. McCallum led the way for the Herd with two goals and an assist, while Connor Tudor chipped in with a pair. Mark Nerland added a goal and an assist, while Ryan Zeniuk also tallied for the Bisons. It was one of those games where we got down early and just stuck with the game plan, said the coach. We made a couple of adjustments in the second period and really took over the game. It was probably one of our most physical games of the year. We didnt back down from anything and eventually had a lot of energy. It was kind of our first game with a playoff mentality. We werent go-

ing to let anybody take liberties with us, we answered the bell and we did the things we needed to do to come out of there with two points. After posting an 8-7-2 record on the road, the Bisons are optimistic heading into the post-season. You always like to start at home, but at the end of the day (the opening round) is a nice, close road-trip for us, said Bisons head coach Jeremy Friesen. Whether we play on the big ice or not, our game plan doesnt change weve had some success at home and weve had some success on the road. Eventually, youre going to have to win on the road, so if you have to start there (it doesnt matter). That first game in the best of three is absolutely critical. The Bisons will close out their regular season with a pair of home games this weekend, when the host the Lloydminster Bobcats on Feb. 9 (5:30 p.m.) before

Despite a solid road effort, the UFA Bisons were defeated 4-1 by the Sherwood Park Kings on Feb. 2. The Herd bounced back the following day with a 6-3 win over Fort Saskatchewan, improving to 16-14-2 on the season.

Mario Prusina Photo

taking on the Calgary Northstars the following day at 2 p.m. The preliminary plan is to have the first round of the playoffs begin on either Feb. 21 or 22.


Dividends & Earned Interest Equal $1.02M; Community Giving $270,000

(BROOKS, AB) - Chinook Credit Union Ltd. is proud to again share their profits and successes of 2011-2012 with Chinook members. A total of $1.02 million was shared on November 30, 2012 with Chinook members as a part of the annual dividend and earned interest payment for a successful year. In the fiscal year ending October 31, Chinook had a 37% increase in profits to $2.4 million. Chinooks wealth management book increased by 20% to over $200 million, and 18% increase in agricultural business during the last fiscal year. The organization also committed over $270,000 to local community organizations and charities through the year as well, ensuring Chinook people and communities achieve success. These financial contributions are over and above the thousands of hours Chinooks people put in volunteering and serving community organizations on their own personal time. What sets Chinook apart is the relationships we build with our members and our commitment to the regions we serve, said Scot Hadden, COO & Executive Vice President of Chinook Credit Union. Tom Mossing, CEO of Chinook Credit Union believes the core foundation of the business is the 13021CC1 group of people who work for the organization. Without a doubt our greatest asset is our staff. We have a tremendous record of attracting and retaining good people who believe in our values, build excellent member relationships and work to assist us in reaching our goals, Mossing said. Obviously Chinook needs to be a great place to work because our employees are our greatest asset, confirmed Hadden. Chinook does not compromise on its core values. We are committed to provide service to our members, assuring we have well trained and competent staff, the well being and health of the communities we serve and maintaining our financial strength; all while upholding our co-operative traditions, said Mossing. During the UNs International Year of Co-Operatives, Chinooks 11 branches partnered with various other co-ops in their local communities to participate in local events and raise money for charities and local organizations. True to the co-operative principles, Chinook Credit Union held elections January 14-26, 2013 to fill expired terms on the board of directors. The boards role is to develop and implement sound policies and business strategies to support the aims and objectives of the credit union. Six candidates are vying for three available positions, and results will be announced at the annual general meeting at the Heritage Inn in Brooks on February 13, 2013.

Gearing for the stretch drive

Mario Prusina Times Editor As the SCAHL regular season schedule winds down, the three Wheatland Athletic Association teams are also in the midst of their Provincial Playdowns. The midget, bantam and peewee teams are eying to finish of the regular season playing some other their best hockey, while trying to earn a berth in the Provincial Championship for their respective age level.
Wheatland Chiefs SCAHL Scores Feb. 1 (7:30) in Hussar Red Deer Elks 6 Wheatland Chiefs 3 Feb. 2 (8 p.m.) in Blackie Wheatland Chiefs 5 Foothills Bisons 3 Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) in Strathmore Bow Valley Timberwolves 3 Wheatland Chiefs 2 Feb. 7 (7:15 p.m.) at Strathmore Family Centre Red Deer Pro Stitch at Wheatland Chiefs Feb. 8 (7:30 p.m.) at Strathmore Family Centre CBHA Blackhawks at Wheatland Chiefs ProvinCial Midget aa PlaydoWns Round 1 Jan. 24 (6:30 p.m.) in Strathmore Wheatland Chiefs 3 Brooks 4 Jan. 29 (7:15 p.m.) in Brooks Brooks 4 Wheatland Chiefs 6 Chiefs win series combined score of 9-8 Round 2 Feb. 10 (7 p.m.) at Strathmore Family Centre Bow Valley Timberwolves at Wheatland Chiefs Feb. 14 (6:15 p.m.) in Cochrane Wheatland Chiefs at Bow Valley Timberwolves Wheatland Warriors SCAHL Scores Feb. 2 (7:15 p.m.) in Red Deer Wheatland Warriors 4 Red Deer Ramada 1 Feb. 3 (6 p.m.) in Okotoks Wheatland Warriors 2 Okotoks Oilers 3 Feb 9 (5:30 p.m.) in Red Deer Wheatland Warriors at Red Deer Steel Kings Feb. 10 (4:15 p.m.) at Strathmore Family Centre Badlands Longhorns at Wheatland Warriors ProvinCial BantaM aa PlaydoWns Round 1 Jan. 23 (7:15 p.m.) in Hussar Wheatland Warriors 4 Brooks 1 Jan. 24 (7:30 p.m.) in Brooks Wheatland Warriors 4 Brooks 2 Warriors win series combined score of 8-3 Round 2 Jan. 31 (6:15 p.m.) in Cochrane Wheatland Warriors 6 Bow Valley Timberwolves 3 Feb. 7 (8 p.m.) at Strathmore Family Centre Bow Valley Timberwolves at Wheatland Warriors Wheatland Braves SCAHL Scores Feb. 1 (7:45 p.m.) in Medicine Hat Wheatland Braves 9 Medicine Hat Venom 0 Feb. 3 (3:15) in Okotoks Wheatland Braves 4 Okotoks Oilers 6 Feb. 9 (6 p.m.) in Hussar Medicine Hat Venom at Wheatland Braves Feb. 10 (3:30 p.m.) in Blackie Wheatland Braves at Foothills Bisons ProvinCial PeeWee aa PlaydoWns Round 1 Feb. 4 (6:30) in Cochrane Bow Valley Timberwolves 2 Wheatland Braves 2 Feb. 11 (7:30 p.m.) at Strathmore Family Centre Bow Valley Timberwolves at Wheatland Braves

Chinook Credit Union is now Albertas third largest credit union, with 11 branches across Southern Alberta, and assets in excess of $800 million. Learn more at

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ATTRIDGE, Margaret Katherine (nee Paul)
Margaret passed away at the Santouri Hospice at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on January 28, 2013 at the age of 86 years. She was predeceased by her husband Charles (Charlie) in 2003. Margaret is survived by her sons George and Donald and their spouses, and granddaughters Kimberlee and Kali. She also leaves behind many treasured nieces, nephews and good friends. As per her wishes, there will be no service. To send condolences, please visit

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The family of Brenda Flowers would like to express our deep appreciation to those who have offered kindness and sympathy through phone calls, food, flowers, cards, donations and offers of support in our time of sorrow. Special thanks the Strathmore Legion Branch #10 for granting use of the Legion Hall and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary for preparing and serving the lunch at the reception. We would also like to thank Reverend Pamela Scott for officiating the service and the Wheatland Funeral Home for taking care of the arrangements. Thanks to the nurses, assistants and staff of Units 36 and 46 at the Foothills Hospital that cared for Brenda during her stay. Your special care was truly valued. We are appreciative of everyones care and thoughtfulness. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. Your kindness will always be in our hearts.

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Monday, february 11
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Airdrie Dodge is Albertas only NO FEES Dealership
No Documentation Fee, No AC Tax, No Tire Tax, No Vehicle Prep Fee... NO FEES!!! 2013 Dodge Avenger
Automatic Air

2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab

Automatic 4WD V8 Pwr Group

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

Rear Stow & Go 7 Passenger


15,695 or $92 B/W $27,498 or $157 B/W $20,898 or $120 B/W

Airdrie Dodge Jeep is proud to sponsor Olympic Silver Medallists, Team Bernard. The same winning values of hard work, dedication, talent and training that helped Team Bernard climb the podium are what make Airdrie Dodge Jeep the most trusted and respected dealership in the province.



2013 Chrysler 200 LX
Automatic Air Pwr Group

2013 Journey CVP

Automatic Air Pwr Group Alloys

Legendary Cummins Power

2012 Ram 3500

40 in stock






17,598 or $101 B/W $20,698 or $119 B/W



from $47,488

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No surprises! The only addition to these prices is applicable GST. Cash back will be added to price of vehicle. Payments based on 96 months @ 4.49%. Vehicles shown are for display purposes only. All payments are subject to credit approval.

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