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Strathmore Town Council was sworn in at council chambers, at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. The new Mayor Michael Ell and councillors Brad Walls and Denise Peterson were the new members to the team. I want to work with Council, to make sure this town moves forward. The rst steps will be settling in and nding out what areas we have to work on, said Mayor Ell. The ceremony began with each member of council placing his hand on the Bible and swearing an oath of service. Staff Sgt. Kevin Reilly and Sgt. Steven Vince from the RCMP wore their red serge dress uniform and ofcially witness and took the oaths. Individual certicates were signed by each member of council, at which point they took their seats, some for the rst time behind the council table. Housekeeping tasks were taken care of with deputy mayor assignments for the term allocated. Also, members of council split up the various committees that they would sit on. Mayor Ell is appointed to all committees by way of his mayoral position, but not mandated to attend all committee meetings. The evening proceeded with orientations regarding procedural policies, and Lawyer Joanne M. Klauer presented an informative session on legal issues. Klauer reinforced the necessity for members of the Council to examine what they say and do in the public eye, with attention given to Municipal Government Act (MGA) and Freedom and Protection of Information guidelines. She gave them a hardline that they could not cross, according to the MGA, that separated their work from the work done by the CAO, staff departments, and business interactions in the community. She indicated the Mayor had no overriding powers and had one vote, just as the other members of council. She went on to explain their roles and responsibility to work and consider issues based on the municipality as a whole, and the need to refrain from bias in decision making processes, or taking hard stances in public on any issue, leaving room in their minds for new information or opinions that varied from their own. Klauer also indicated in camera sessions could be utilized for discussions on draft material, prior to presenting the information formally to the public. Personal liability situations and situations that could lead to dismissal from council were outlined. She gave examples from other municipalities, where a failure to pay attention to MGA led to legal actions in the court.

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SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor Halloween haunters will soon be taking to the streets and safety is on the mind of area emergency service providers. Chief Muir Furzer is asking that people take care and use common sense when trick or treating. We will have a crew of six reghters on standby from 5:30 to 9 p.m. that night, in case we have to respond, said Furzer. While Furzer said there has not been in need for response in past years, he has worked in areas where there were as many as 15 to 20 calls. Some of the concerns at Halloween are visibility, costume considerations, use of candles and reworks. There is no re ban in Strathmore, so people might be having bonres as well. Furzer suggests using glow sticks to wear with costumes, so cars can see revelers coming. Some parents furnish kids with ashlights, but there is the opportunity for them to drop them or batteries to fail. He encourages trick or treaters to be consciously aware of their surroundings. Have a parent or guardian along, or at least let them know where you are going. Make sure costumes provide good visibility and movement, so tripping on roads wont be a problem. Trailing components of costumes can easily catch on candles used in indoor, or outdoor events. Furzer said glowsticks work great inside pumpkins and cut down the dangers of leaving lit candles in, or around decorations. To set off reworks requires a permit, but Furzer still gets calls from residents concerned about kids using them. He suggested the temptation to use leaves in a bonre is there this time of year, but he discourages it, because of the spark factor, and the smoke is not great for breathing, reside conversations or the neighbours. Furzer said peace ofcers and the RCMP will be out patrolling Halloween night as well. Everybody go out and have fun safely. It is a fun time of year, said Furzer. Fireghters will be giving out treats at the hall.

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SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor Remembrance Day is around the corner and members at the Strathmore Legion are hard at work preparing for the duties surrounding Strathmore ceremonies. It is our busiest time of year, said organizer Irene Knappe. She said the ceremony will continue to be held at the Civic Centre, with a request that those who attend will be seated by 10:40 a.m., so the program can commence at 11 a.m. The RCMP and Air Cadet squadron 903 will parade colours and a moment of silence to show respect for the fallen soldiers will follow. There is a new padre for the Legion. It is Bryan Beveridge, who has recently moved to Strathmore to take over ministry to the Anglican congregation. The theme this year salutes the veterans of the Korean War and Aboriginal servicemen. Knappe said the Korean War was called The Forgotten War. It went from 1950 to 1953. The soldiers from the United Nations fought with South Korea and Chinese soldiers fought with the North Koreans. Knappe said the largest proportion of soldiers to serve were Canadian. There are 378 Canadian soldiers buried in the United Nations memorial cemetery in Korea. The cooperation effort in this war led to peacekeeping and peacemaking efforts worldwide. There are special speakers for the event, which include Strathmores new Mayor Michael Ell and Clarence Wolf Leg. After services, the public is welcome to make their way up to the Strathmore cemetery Field of Honour, by about 12:30 p.m. for placement of the wreaths. The Legion has the names of servicemen placed on crosses outside the Legion Memorial Hall next to the commemorative monument as well. After the ceremonies, people can come back to the hall for some comradeship and the sharing of stories. We owe it to our veterans to keep the memory of their service alive, said Knappe. She encourages anyone interested to come and a member will sign them in.

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SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor The Bow Valley College (BVC) Finders Keepers workshop drew many area employers to sessions geared for the retention and attraction of new employees. In todays highly competitive economic times, companies and businesses that will be successful are those that focus on the triple bottom line; whats good for your company, whats good for your employees and whats good for your community, said Teri McKinnon, Strathmore Regional representative. The Finders Keepers workshop is just one of many leadership programs from BVC that are recently available to businesses and organizations in this area, from BVC that help employers capitalize on their soft assets. Linda Wilson, who has 18 years of career development experience and a Masters Degree in Adult Education, designed the Finders Keepers workshop series in 2008. She was contacted to facilitate the course. The workshop took participants through a step-by-step analysis of their workplace, an evaluation of their employee requirements; a perspective of undiscovered workforce personnel, and tips and discussions on what generates employee dedication and loyalties to an employer. Employers want to keep their people. It is expensive to rehire, said Wilson. She said it means employers have to shift their employment patterns, to be better marketers and make their businesses the Employer of choice for job seekers. The Alberta Government Human Resources workbook, used by the group, states that the cost of replacing an employee ranges between 70 to 200 per cent of the lost employees yearly salary; a lost employee impacts the business with downtime, slowed production while retraining of a new employee and overall effects to the bottom line. Wilson said many employers go into recruitment processes without any forethought or recruitment plans. Making a plan, by researching the employment market and the corresponding labour market, knowing what in their business works and determining what they need, as well as having sources to locate target employees, will help employers to be successful. She advocates industry networking, following up word of mouth referrals, using social media and ensuring the hiring process is a positive experience. Seeking employees from minority groups, aboriginal workers, older skilled workers, disabled, youth and women can signicantly improve hiring numbers. Any special changes the employer makes to the workplace to accommodate a willing worker from these groups, may lead to a loyal, long term working relationship. Wilson said new employees are looking for good employers. In a survey done by Canadian Policy Research Network, treating an employee with respect was the top criteria of job seek-

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OFFICIAL STRATHMORE MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS


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COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS OCTOBER 28, 2013


Mayor and Council took their official oaths for Council. Council approved the seating arrangements for Mayor and Council. Council adopted the Deputy Mayor schedule as follows: November 2013 February 2014 Councillor Denise Peterson March 2014 June 2014 Councillor Bob Sobol July 2014 October 2014 Councillor Pat Fule November 2014 February 2015 Councillor Brad Walls March 2015 June 2015 Councillor Rocky Blokland July 2015 October 2015 Councillor John Rempel November 2015 February 2016 Councillor Denise Peterson March 2016 June 2016 Councillor Bob Sobol July 2016 October 2016 Councillor Pat Fule November 2016 February 2017 Councillor Brad Walls March 2017 June 2017 Councillor Rocky Blokland July 2017 October 2017 Councillor John Rempel Council approved the 2014 Council Meeting Schedule as presented. Council approved the following Council Committee Appointments: Councillor Denise Peterson was appointed to the Strathmore Municipal Library Board, and the Marigold Library board for a one year term. Councillor Rocky Blokland and Councillor Denise Peterson were appointed to the WADEMSA Board for a one year term. Councillor John Rempel was appointed to the Strathmore Happy Gang for a one year term. Councillor Pat Fule and Councillor Brad Walls were appointed to the Wheatland Housing Board for a one year term. Councillor Rocky Blokland was appointed to the Strathmore Handi-Bus Association for a one year term. Councillor Brad Walls was appointed to the Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce for a one year term. Mayor Michael Ell was appointed to the Family Centre Advisory Board for a one year term. Councillor Brad Walls was appointed to the Community Futures Wild Rose Board for a one year term. Councillor Pat Fule was appointed to the Communities in Bloom Committee for a one year term. Councillor Brad Walls and Councillor John Rempel were appointed to the Names Advisory Committee for a one year term. Mayor Michael Ell, Councillor Brad Walls and Councillor Denise Peterson were appointed to the Financial Audit Committee for a one year term. Councillor Brad Walls was appointed to the Strathmore United Way Committee for a one year term. Mayor Michael Ell, Councillor Bob Sobol and Councillor Denise Peterson were appointed to the Calgary Regional Partnership for a one year term. Councillor Pat Fule was appointed to the Citizens on Patrol Committee for a one year term. Councillor Bob Sobol was appointed to the Strathmore Wheatland Addiction Team (SWAT) for a one year term. Mayor Michael Ell was appointed to the Museum Committee for a one year term. Councillor Brad Walls and Councillor Bob Sobol were appointed to the Downtown Revitalization Committee for a one year term. Mayor Michael Ell was appointed to the Canadian Badlands for a one year term. Councillor Bob Sobol was appointed to the 55 Plus Games Committee for a one year term. Councillor Pat Fule was appointed to the Strathmore Youth Club Committee for a one year term. Councillor Pat Fule and Mayor Michael Ell were appointed to the Strathmore Assembly of Youth Committee for a one year term. Council was given an orientation from Joanne M. Klauer from MLT Lawyers.

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Mike Ell .......................*Elected*.......... 1513 votes Steve Grajczyk ..........................................1024 vote COUNCILLORS: Pat Fule .......................*Elected* ......... 1885 votes Brad Walls .................*Elected* ......... 1518 votes Denise Peterson ....*Elected* ......... 1360 votes Bob Sobol .................*Elected* ......... 1252 votes Rocky Blokland .....*Elected* ......... 1149 votes John Rempel ..........*Elected* ......... 1006 votes Dave Hamilton .......................................... 982 votes Mark Giesbrecht ...................................... 967 votes Doug Clarke .............................................. 903 votes Telissa Tebbutt .......................................... 795 votes Allan Auger ................................................ 598 votes Robert Antonisse ..................................... 425 votes John M. Wheildon ................................... 416 votes

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The Strathmore Council members took their place behind the council table on Oct. 28. Bob Sobol (l-r), Rocky Blokland, Brad Walls, Mayor Michael Ell, John Rempel, Pat Fule, Denise Peterson. Sharon McLeay Photo A large crowd filled the Travelodge ballroom on Oct. 23, to congratulate businesses that received the 2013 Strathmore Chamber of Commerce awards. Representatives from the following businesses show off their trophies: Newsy Neighbour, Booster Juice, Global Training Centre, Strathmore Library, Quality Canine Centre. While Sobeys was also a winner, no one was on hand to accept the award, but it will be delivered to them.

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SHANNON LEClAIR Times Reporter A good crowd of small to large business owners gathered at the Strathmore Chamber of Commerce ceremony, which was held on Oct. 23 at the Travelodge. Nominees applied for the opportunity to compete in the various categories and independent judges chose a winner from each category of business. I am overwhelmed with this turnout, said Mona Kado, Master of Ceremonies for the event. I am thrilled to see so many businesses out in support of the Strathmore Chamber of Commerce. Considering the trials of the previous year, the turnout was indeed a statement of how the organization is building recovery. While not all in attendance were members of the chamber, organizers hope that by coming to the event, everyone would consider all the chamber can offer. The Town of Strathmore CAO Dwight Stanford and MLA Jason Hale addressed the audience. Congratulations to all the nominees. You are all winners, Hale said. It is so good to see so many thriving businesses; you all have a lot in common. The new Mayor Michael Ell and his wife Ellen were present and visited with many in the crowd. The special speaker Monica L. Knight, Chief Visionary Ofcer for Koskie, Knight and Associates, delivered an unconventional speech designed to get people thinking out of the box when considering where they will nd employees to grow their business. Knight is from South Africa and travels the world on speaking tours. She said people must change their thinking as the marketplace is changing. People from all walks of life, generations, cultures and abilities are waiting like diamonds, to be plucked up by canny business owners. She said owners need to be willing to adapt their business environment to suit their employees needs in order to retain good staff, and be like sharks in the water, looking for the most suitable candidates. You have a whole new community coming to you, and it will seem as alien as I am to you right now. You have to change the way you think of the workplace, said Knight about the inux of workers from global locations. She gave the example of the Brooks area workers, where 107 different languages are spoken. She said there is currently only 1.3 per cent of Albertas population available for employment. This is a vast difference from Albertas recession years, when unemployment rates edged towards 10 per cent. Like real estate, it is an employees market and they will choose the company that offers them the best terms, benets and fun exciting work atmospheres. She said many businesses are helping their best employees to grow and develop, by supplying assistance for those growth goals. One example given was a business that retained its best employee by offering a rent free/ utility free workspace after hours, so they could start up their own entrepreneurial venture. Some even gave paid leave of absences while the employees were upgrading their education. The awards followed Knights presentation. The judges delivered sealed envelopes for presentation. There were various criteria for each category, based on the number of employees, with marks awarded for such things as community involvement, fastest growth, excellence and business leadership, just to name a few. Each winner was given a beautiful glass trophy and had their picture taken for the Chamber website and the local newspapers. Nominees were all issued certicates. The winners were: Business of the Year - (small enterprise 5 or less employees) -Newsy Neighbour, Business of the Year - (medium enterprise, 6-15 employees) - Booster Juice, Business of the Year - (large enterprise, over 15 employees) Sobeys, Community Spirit-Business, Global Training Centre, Community Spirit - OrganizationStrathmore Library Emerging Entrepreneur - Quality Canine Centre. Employer of Choice - two-time winner Global Training Centre. Chamber Member of the Year Alberta Treasury Branch President Joyce Bazant felt the evening was a tremendous success. Anyone wanting more information about the Chamber of Commerce can visit the website, or contact them at (403) 901-3175. contactus@strathmoredistrictchamber.com . Watch for networking meetings and business developments for the Strathmore area.

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DAVE COLLINS Chair of the Christmas Hamper Society The Strathmore & District Christmas Hamper Society kicks off its 2013 campaign on Saturday, Nov. 16. This is the 28th year the society has delivered generous hampers to needy families in Strathmore and the surrounding Wheatland County. The original idea started in 1981 when The Happy Gang in Strathmore heard of a familys nancial plight and gave out one hamper. Eventually in 1985 the Society was formed and has carried on the tradition of assisting families to enjoy a better Christmas than they would have otherwise had. Dave Collins, the chairperson of the society, says that its business as usual as far as serving the whole of the area in the Wheatland County. The changes brought about by the formation of the Strathmore FCSS, and the move of the Wheatland County FCSS to its new location in the county building, will see no difference in the area or the families to be served. At the recent annual general meeting, both Lynne Walker of the Wheatland FCSS and Catherine Walsh of the Strathmore FCSS were elected as directors of the society, which will cement future long-term cooperation between all of the communities and their support services. Last year saw 200 hampers lled, down slightly from the previous year at 230 which was probably due to a slight improvement in the local economy. But there is no doubt the need will be there once again this year and Collins states we have a target of 200 hampers, which will require donations of food and cash amounting to $110,000. Hopefully, the public in Strathmore and the county will open their hearts and purses once again and step up to the plate with generous giving. None of this could be achieved without the valuable support of the local schools, churches, service clubs and countless volunteers. Collection points for food and toys will be set up around Strathmore and in the surrounding villages. Monetary donations can be mailed to The Strathmore & District Christmas Hamper Society c/o Strathmore FCSS (680 Westchester Rd. Strathmore, Alta. T1P 1J1). Volunteers are always needed to sort and pack food and toys. Please phone Strathmore FCSS at (403) 9349090, to register. This year sees the main operation of the food sorting, moving into the newly renovated Strathmore Ag. Society Livestock Pavilion, which is where distributions will occur on both Dec. 16-17. The typical family we assist is usually a family where both parents are working; but their budget is so stretched at Christmas time, its often the choice between a set of snow tires or presents for the kids, said Collins. Typically, we help some 800 or more adults and children to enjoy a worry free Christmas season, so its most important to keep this worthy cause in mind.

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PAT FULE Fule for Thought Dear Doc, How are you? I am ne. I am trying my hardest to follow your advice about diet and exercise. However, wings on Fridays is just too much of a temptation I cant help it its like theyre calling me! This latest time at the pub, a couple did try to stop me from the beer/wings. Im ashamed to say that I may have actually growled at them! I am following your advice about not eating after 8 p.m., but does a big bowl of cereal count? Its the nightly ritual for my dog and me. He likes Frosted Flakes, but I try to eat something with less sugar like Fruit Loops! Lol. I did change the way I eat hamburgers at home. I use two big Romaine lettuce leaves to replace the bun my family thinks Im nuts. If they do bring some formal papers to sign, please dont. I dont think Id look good in a white straight jacket, and youre not supposed to wear white after Labour Day! I did want to mention in this letter that I hate your weigh scale. I dont think its very accurate its always about six pounds heavier than my scale at home! I nally start feeling pretty good about things, and then your scale hits me right between the eyes. Its like gambling on the slot machines at Vegas, you hit one good machine, it hits then the next one does nothing no lights no 7s . no bells just heavier, and bigger numbers! Doc, no offense, but you might want to get that scale tested maybe its faulty! You know Doc, Im also feeling lately, that this whole lose weight thing is a pretty small thing in the overall scheme of things. I mean, I watched The Universe documentary on the Discovery Channel. Do you know that in 1.75 billion years, the Sun is going to start to expand, and pull the Earth into it? The oceans will even boil, and evaporate. Before being roasted to nothingness, the Earth is going to be a parched and barren place! I mean, here I am worried about a few pounds, when the whole planet is in trouble! This is way more of a problem than some old, chunky guys weight! Doc, you did tell me that youre taking a leave to examine retired life and other opportunities. I just need to know one thing was it me who drove you out of the profession? I tried to be a good patient; I didnt cry at my vasectomy (although I wanted to!) I tried to be a brave little soldier. I know I let you down a lot on meeting my weight goals, but thats no reason to leave! I mean, arent you going to miss our times together? You know how you always stick that u shot in my arm when I least expect it!? Lets not forget our back and forth banter: you telling me Im obese, and that I should have a living will done, in case something happens, and EMS arent sure whether to save me or not! Lets not forget the happy news when you told me that at 53, I had the heart health of a 64 year old! Those are times you just cant get back, Doc! And I dont want to even think about the old prostate check! Good times, good times. Our last appointment was a real happy time for me what with you and all those insurance forms for me to get done, your stupid, malfunctioning scale again, the EKG you said I should have, all those blood and urine tests, all the little touches that made me feel special! I know that there will be a replacement wholl probably take good care of me, but theres only one Doc! Im going to make you proud, and I know youre off to bigger things. Your staff, the other patients, and I want you to know well take care of this place and get used to the change. But if you do come back, youre going to see that my scale has replaced your crappy one! (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 Pat.fule@ shaw.ca)

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Minister Sorenson highlights the benets of the Historic trade agreement


FROm THE OffICEs Of KEVIN SORENsON The Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance) and Member of Parliament (Crowfoot), today at the grand opening of the Alberta Barley and Wheat Commissions new ofce in Calgary and accompanied by wheat and barley producers, highlighted the many benets of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The opening of the new Alberta Barley and Wheat Commission ofce made for a tremendous celebration as it was just one week after Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a trade agreement-in-principal with the European Union. I was honoured to help cut the ribbon at the new Alberta Barley and Wheat Commission ofce, where producers are excited about new market opportunities for their world-class crops, said Minister Sorenson. The historic Canada-European Union trade agreement will help hard-working agriculture producers and farm families here in Alberta, especially in key sectors such as the wheat and barley industry. In addition to tariff elimination, the Canada-European Union trade agreement provides improved access to the European-Union markets for Canadian goods and services, greater certainty, transparency and protection for investments, and new opportunities in the EuropeanUnion procurement markets. The agreement-in-principal with the European-Union is another example of how the Harper Government is creating market opportunities for the wheat and barley sector. Last year, the Harper Government announced Marketing Freedom for the wheat industry in Canada, making the Canadian Wheat Board voluntary. The Canada-European Union trade agreement is an historic, 21st century, goldstandard agreement that is the foundation of the most ambitious trade expansion plan in our nations history, said the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacic Gateway. It is an agreement that will bring benets to a wide range of sectors in every region of the country and is clear proof of our governments commitment to opening new, large and dynamic markets to our exporters, workers and businesses. Albertas barley farmers are excited about CETA and what it means for our future, said Matt Sawyer, Chairman of Alberta Barley, shortly after the agreement-in-principal was announced. This historical deal gives us a chance to open more doors and grow our exports to the European market. However, the biggest gain for Alberta barley farmers is that increased access for beef and pork in the European marketplace means greater demand for feed barley at home. An earlier joint study concluded that Canada-European Union trade agreement could bring a 20-percent boost in bilateral trade and a $12-billion annual increase to Canadas economy. That is the equivalent of adding $1,000 to the average Canadian households income or 80,000 new jobs to the Canadian economy. The Harper Government and its Members of Parliament are holding events across Canada this week to highlight the widespread benets that will be generated by the agreement in every region of the country. The European Union is Canadas second-largest trading partner and the worlds largest integrated economy, with more than 500 million consumers and a GDP of $17 trillion. The Canada-European Union trade agreement is by far, Canadas most ambitious trade initiative, broader and deeper in scope than the historic North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Conversation with the Mayor


SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor Michael Ell arrived at the Strathmore Times, to talk about his vision for the role of Mayor of Strathmore. The conversation revealed insight into the man behind the title. He is quietly condent and at ease with the prospect of a new role. I want to sit down with the new council, and I want to ask them what the citizens said to them and what their priorities are. I want to ask administration to tell us what priorities we have to worry about and then together come up with a plan to solve some of those concerns, said Mayor Ell. He states he is just an ordinary, retired man with a wife and family, similar to those Strathmore families he is about to serve. He values the support his wife Ellen has given to him over the years that they have been married, and looks forward to introducing her to everyone at various events that occur in the coming year. Ell is proud of his 28-year-old son Matthew, who has a career in rope access high level construction, working on structures such as the BC Place football arena, the Talisman Centre, and the Bow building. He hangs from the sides of tall buildings and does construction. He has a lot of adventure in him. I dont visit him on the job, because I am afraid of heights, said Ell. Ell was born and raised in High River, with a strong love for agricultural-based communities. Like most small town young men, he moved away to Calgary to pursue education and career opportunities, but later moved to Strathmore and has stayed for 35 years. He wants Strathmore to offer youth another option. I see some positive input from the citizens. They want to see some changes and the town to grow in an organized fashion, where there is business. When children graduate from school, they will nd a job here; raise their children here, close to their grandparents. This should be a family oriented community, said Ell. He said there were days in the past when he struggled to pay the bills and provide for his family. Throughout your life you have to support your family, so I know and understand that the average person is trying to support their family and put food on the table, said Ell Ell wants to make it easier for the couples that may be in the same situation. From his love for nature, he wants to protect the environment for our childrens future. Ell has background in mediation and conict resolution. His employment experiences will come in handy. He has been a Domtar factory worker, a property tax and land appraisal clerk for Marathon Realty, a Credit Union teller, a small business owner, held management positions in banking and nance, worked in a corporate credit ofce and put in 16 years in the federal government. When he talks about taking his place in the Strathmore council chamber, he sees it as a team effort with the potential for leadership. He is encouraged that the re-elected councillors will bring their experience, teaching the new members, enabling them all to bring their strengths and ideas into the decision making process. I am just one man on council, said Ell. The citizens come in, the council listens, and the citizens talk and tell us want they are thinking. Hopefully, council will make the best decisions possible, said Ell. There are several committees council sits on, as the mayor, I want to be able to go with the councillors to the various committees, not necessarily every month, but go and talk with the people on those committees. He wants to establish open working relationships with town staff and council. I dont want yes people. I want people to be able to give me their opinions and reasons for those opinions. We need that communication and we need to know what the problems are, and council should not be overstepping the CAOs responsibilities, said Ell. I am not nave enough to expect that we are going to solve all the problems at once; its going to take time. There are a few key concepts to consider this fall. He wants a good communication process, so the community can have active input into council. My belief in an open door policy is that the mayor gets out from their ofce and goes to talk to people and build relationships; then people are going to come back and talk to the mayor. I do not believe in the amount of in-camera sessions, and I dont believe in secrecy. I will encourage being open, so that the people know what is going on. Be honest, up front and tell them what we are doing said Ell. He suggested implementing open house or reside coffee sessions, where the public can bring concerns on a regular basis, to keep them in the loop and give feedback, communicating to those who dont use technology and those that do. The year-end budget process is coming up in December, and he thinks it will be a good time to look at the books, crunch the numbers and make some improvements. He would like to see a regular report from the mayor posted, outlining the status of issues and how things are progressing. Ell sees short and long term strategic planning initiatives correcting development issues. He could see the benets of a full time, qualied, on staff, planning manager and economic development ofcer. They would work hand in hand with other staff, the public, developers, and potential business contacts. He foresees a time when the parks and recreation ofcers role will move to a new level as well. He respects diverse cultures and the right to individual opinion. He is looking forward to opening up partnerships with other municipalities, the Siksika nation, as well as minority populations within Strathmore. As a young man he was moved by the power and music of Aboriginal powwow sessions and hopes to improve relationships with First Nations leaders. Town Council was ofcially sworn in on Oct. 28. Ell invites everyone to come out to the rst Council meeting set for Nov. 6, and personally get to know him and the other council members.

Every age and stage of life is precious, anticipation of the next stage is great - if it doesnt rob you of the present.

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The Brentwood Choir entertained the Golden Hills School Division teachers at their Personal Development Workshops held in Strathmore High School on Oct. 25.

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Final answers in Fire Review


SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor The long awaited Fire Review, from Fire Wise Consulting Ltd., commended all Wheatland County re services for their good service and coverage of the County. The consultants were impressed with inter-department cooperation; however, they suggested many changes to the administrative structure, for better efciency, liability protection and enhanced coverage and equipment use. The draft report was presented in council on Oct. 15. We sincerely believe that the re departments are doing a good job and where administrative changes are needed, Wheatland County has stepped up and offered to provide the processes for them to be achieved, said Glen Saunders, Lead Consultant. For the most part, the ndings of this review conrm that we have a good re service, but there are some things that we have to change, said Reeve Glenn Koester. The review was extensive and analysts visited each re department, observed crews at work, interviewed department members, key staff, committee members, and members of the public. They consulted the re commissioners ofce, businesses, municipal leaders and other emergency service providers. All the information was put together forming the recommendations of the report. They also developed status reports for each hall that were condential and delivered to each chief, as to how the hall compared to standard practises in the province. Some of the suggestions contained in the report were: Set up an oversight committee, made up of local residents, to lend public support for the re departments. Separate the Carseland and Strathmore Rural halls, with Carseland renamed to West Wheatland Fire Services. A capital asset plan should be set up quickly to purchase new upgrades, as the Carseland hall had been neglected in the past. Carseland would oversee service to areas south and west of the highway. It was suggested volunteers be recruited from local businesses that might be happy to allow workers to leave work, to respond to emergency callouts. It was recommended Strathmore Rural change their name to prevent confusion and relocate to another location, where public and volunteer support could be maintained. They recommended negotiations begin with the Town of Strathmore, to inquire whether the Strathmore Fire Department could take on response for some of the closer rural areas. Smaller two-bay, satellite halls could be established in smaller hamlets, equipped with bush buggies and a tanker, with oversight and mutual aid from a larger hall. Develop new leadership in the Gleichen hall, with discussions about coordinating supporting service with the Siksika Nation. Hussar hall would remain under County direction Dalum Hall was working well, and consultants were impressed with the mutual aid agreements negotiated between the East County halls and adjacent counties. The consultants addressed the liability and safety issues. Emergency First Responder Teams (ERFT) are not covered for patient liability, and consultants stated patient care is the responsibility of Alberta Health Services. When the province completes the 911 and ERFT review, the County will have more direction on changes required. Until then, the consultants referred them to the Red Document, put out by the Fire Chief Association of Alberta. Saunders was rm on ensuring that reghter safety was given a top priority. They said WCB and Occupational Health and Safety regulations needed to be in place, with regular observation and inspections for safety problems. It was emphasized the inspections would not be to determine job capabilities. They recommended all paperwork and reporting duties be taken over by volunteer clerks falling under a central administrative department, so that Fire Chiefs can concentrate on their halls, men and emergency calls. They recommended computer hardware and software programs for records management. A set of bylaws and policy guidelines were to be developed, so there were clear directives for the re chiefs to follow, instead of leaving decisions to the acting chiefs discretion. Consultants felt that more training was needed, and there needed to be a centralized, standardized training set up under a dedicated, experienced Fire Service Coordinator. All volunteers would have nine basic skills to rely on when answering calls. All re departments would have access to opportunities. Saunders said it was an integral part of volunteer recruitment and retention incentives. There needed to be better recruitment efforts made, and he suggested recruiting young volunteers. Rockyford Mayor Darcy Burke added that with good organization and good leadership, volunteers will sign up. Saunders said there were signicant communication breakdowns between levels of governance and with the public. He felt community support was crucial and all levels of communication could be improved along with administrative changes. Saunders said that a fundamental change in the administrative structure will be the greatest challenge for the County. A single administration with all the halls falling under it would improve efficiency. He said there were too many levels of accountability, which was inefcient. In the next step of this process, Fire Wise is developing an implementation model that can be used and will be consulting with the County and re departments to help get it operational. Wheatland Council accepted the review, disbanded the Fire Review Committee, and committed to the development of an implementation plan. 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Dance and choir students honour sacrice of all Canadian veterans


LAUREEN F. GUENTHER Times Contributor Strathmore High School (SHS) dance and choir classes will honour Canadian veterans in a Remembrance Day Showcase, presented in the school theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. SHS staff members and students will attend the showcase, and the public is also welcome to attend. Deanne Bertsch, SHS drama and dance teacher, is coordinating the presentation, along with choir and band teacher Bryan Allsop. Were doing the poem In Flanders Fields, said Bertsch. During the poem, therell be ve different songs sung and ve different dance groups. There are 30 choir students and 20 dance students who will perform, with another student working on tech behind the scenes. The students chose songs that include Bring Him Home from Les Miserables, No Bravery by James Blunt, and Highway of Heroes by the Trews. The Showcase also includes the more traditional O Canada and the Last Post. Most of the songs are about the memories of people who have lost their lives in the different wars, Bertsch said. A slide show will also play throughout, depicting soldiers and scenes from recent and long-ago wars that involved Canadian soldiers. This year is interesting because (2013) is the Year of the Korean War Veteran, Bertsch said. So Im hoping to get some pictures of Canadians that were part of (the Korean) war. Im mostly hoping that (everyone who attends) will just be reminded how lucky we are to live in the country that we live in, she said, and be reminded just of the horror of war and people have given their lives for us to live such rich, abundant, happy lives. Bertsch said the SHS Glee Class, which performs song and dance, will also perform a concert at 7 p.m., in the school theatre on Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

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SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor Braden Muenchrath was surprised with a knock on the door and a $1,000 cheque on Oct. 23, when Randy Melcher delivered his Rockyford Lions Club scholarship award. He was very grateful, said Melcher. The Rockford Lions give a scholarship award every year to students in the area starting their post secondary education. Ryan was the only one that applied this year. The number depends on the year. We think there will be about ten applicants next year and it may be down to four after that, said Melcher. Muenchrath had to send in a description of why he should receive the award, a description of the community events and contributions he had made and verication of his school marks. Melcher said they base the selection on those factors and give extra marks for involvement in the Rockyford Rodeo, the 200 Club and the Maritime Madness fundraiser that occurs in November each year. Muenchrath has chosen to apply for political science courses at the postsecondary level.

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The prevalence of falls among Albertas seniors has prompted the development of a major province-wide awareness program by a coalition of health care professions. November 2013 has been proclaimed by Alberta to be Seniors Falls Prevention Month. Seniors have contributed so much to our province and are a vital part of our families and communities, says Dori Lee, RN, Calgary Rural Primary Care Clinical Facilitator.Finding Balance is aimed at helping seniors stay active and independent. Research shows that falls are a serious and growing problem for Albertans. While the costs to our health care system are signicant, they are small when compared to the impacts on the lifestyle and activities of seniors experiencing falls. The impact these injuries have is much more severe, especially in terms of Albertas seniors independence and quality of living. In 2010, fall-related injuries among seniors resulted in more than 7,700 hospital admissions and 20,000 emergency department visits. One in three persons over 65 will fall at least once a year. One of the problems with preventing falls is that they are caused by a wide variety of factors, says Dori Lee. Research shows falls are the result of a complex interaction of these factors, one of which is age. The risk of falling and being injured increases as people get older. Finding Balance is aimed at educating and raising awareness among seniors and future generations of seniors about the importance of leading a healthy and safe lifestyle. Global research and statistics reveal strikingly similar pictures. As seniors age, they are increasingly likely to lose their balance, fall and suffer an injury often with devastating consequences. Finding Balance focuses on educating seniors on proven interventions such as improving health and tness, making ones home safer, reviewing medications and speaking up about dizziness. The Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research, a centre within the University of Albertas School of Public Health, developed the information and advocacy campaign. Finding Balance is guided by an Advisory Committee of multi-disciplinary health care professionals from all over Alberta. To learn more, please visit www.ndingbalancealberta.ca Please see accompanying advertisement with dates and locations of Finding Balance sessions in Hussar, Standard and Strathmore. For more information contact Betty-Anne 403.819.6577 Hilda 403.861.3892

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SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor A run down cemetery may be the stuff of Hollywood lms, but for the people who maintain that rundown cemetery, it is a nightmare. For Gleichen Lions members, who help maintain the Gleichen cemetery, it is becoming too much work as the members are aging. Between ground heaves, broken tombstones and gopher holes in the older areas, it is treacherous to walk across. The newer gravesites have less problems and the veterans memorial area is nicely laid out. Ivy Bogstie, a local lady in her nineties, took past pleasure in walking between graves, remembering passing friends and researching the graves of unidentied souls. Bogstie said it is just too dangerous for her to walk there anymore, due to the uneven ground surface. Many families interred their loved ones there, but they have since moved away. Some people have no idea that their ancestors are in the site. Bogstie said the oldest graves were of James and Elisa Wishart from 1900 and 1906, and Sala Jace-1902. Colin Smith spoke out the open house, held in the Gleichen Community Hall on Oct. 16, to discuss cemetery plans. Smith said that century old cemeteries in New Brunswick, where he was born, are now shut down to the public, because they werent renovated or maintained. There is a lot of history there (Gleichen cemetery), but no dignity, said Judy Sauve, a Lions member that helps out. Its a lot of work and money and we have done a lot of thinking. We have been working on it a long time. I want respect there, now there is none, said Sauve. Sauve is talking about the respect that a renovation could give to the graves of those who have passed away; people who contributed to the community over the years. Some of the families with loved ones interred could not be located and others could not afford to upgrade deteriorated gravesites. The County of Wheatland has offered to upgrade the cemetery, repair the graves and take over maintenance. There are three cemeteries at the Gleichen site; the Gleichen cemetery, the Roman Catholic cemetery and the Eventide cemetery. The County has negotiated a contract to take over the renewal of all three. The Catholic Diocese will contribute part of the costs. The County has secured grants and formed partnerships with the local organizations, like Gleichen in Bloom and the Gleichen Lions, to help further fund the project. They are also taking donations for the project. There are municipal laws surrounding cemeteries and proper maintenance and interment of the deceased, which places an onus on the county to uphold. In developing ideas for the project, consultations were made with other towns that had done similar projects, and research conducted, on what might be involved in the project. Cost breakdowns were done. Gerry Van Oostwaard, now retired from the County Public Works department ,has offered to donate time to supervise the project. Laslo promised the project will be treated with respect and sensitivity to family concerns. Renovation costs will include a survey of the graves, engineering costs, researching the names of persons in each gravesite and creating a database to record them. It also includes the fees of a professional cemetery expert, who will temporarily remove the monuments, headstones, bases and concrete grave covers for ground restoration. Then there are the material and work costs. Once the surface is levelled, a concrete runner will be placed in rows between the graves and the headstones, etc. will all be replaced on the concrete runner. Those headstones that are unmarked or weathered beyond restoration, will have a brass plaque placed, to clearly identify the person in each placement. The whole site will have pathways and be restored and beautied. The cost is estimated at approximately $761,500. Most of the funds are currently in place through grants and partnerships. Not everyone is enamoured of the idea. There were those at the meeting who felt the money could be better placed in xing up the hamlets infrastructure. Robert Barstead said that by disturbing the ground, the aesthetic and historical value will be disturbed. Cemeteries are unique. They have a provenance and have a historical record, said Barstead. He said he has seen hand carved markers that were lovingly placed on rude crosses , marking graves in the cemetery. He commented seeing other untouched cemeteries, set in prairie landscapes that had an ambience that is lost in new cemeteries. He said it is like art, what one person thinks is nice, another dislikes. He asked if, somehow, there could be a compromise arranged between the two ideas, before rushing ahead with the plan. Many of those attending the evening were interested in the wall displays, set up for their viewing. The Gleichen area was settled prior to Alberta becoming a province. The hamlet has an extensive history, and each name lining the walls of the community hall has a story to be told that would interest local historians and those throughout the province. A copy of the database names will also be given to the provincial archives. The County is hoping that individuals in the area, who think they may have loved one there, will help them identify the unmarked plots. Information on the project and detailed breakdowns can be asked for from the County ofce. The forms for identication and donations can be picked up at the County as well. For more information call Jim Laslo, Manager of Administrative service at 403 934-3321.

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Helping to light up the night


Basil Dwyer (r), President of the Strathmore Kinsmen Club, presented Rose Hamrlik with a cheque of $225 for the Strathmore Celebration of Lights Christmas Park. The Christmas Park is still in need of volunteers to help set up displays. Volunteers solely run the park and any help would be greatly appreciated. Please email Rose@strathmoretimes.com. Wendi Tashlikowich Photo

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Bridging

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Come out and meet some new parents & mentors while doing an activity and have a light lunch.

Monday, November 4

Supporting the cause


The Strathmore Elks generously donated $5,000 to support Handibus operating costs on Oct. 28. Jim McCullough (far left), from the Elks presents a cheque to Board members (l-r) Alice Booth, Sylvia Westgard, Florence Vander Velde, Bill Bradley and Janice Pedersen (front), a representative from Wheatland housing. Sharon McLeay Photo

Much needed funding


The Legion Ladies auxillary generously donated $1,500 to support Handibus operating costs on Oct. 28. Sylvia Westagrd presents a cheque to Board members (l-r) Alice Booth, Florence Vander Velde, Bill Bradly and Janice Pedersen (front), a representative from Wheatland housing.

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Student voters pick Grajczyk over Ell


SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor The Strathmore Assembly of Youth (SAY) followed the municipal election last week. By holding a forum and casting their own mock election, students experienced part of the democratic process. The age for voting in the actual elections is 18, and some of the members would be unable to vote. SAY accepts members age 15-21 years. There were key questions put to the candidates at our forum and then the students had an opportunity later to speak to them on their own. I think it helped them decide a little better, said Sarah McKinnon, a SAY student. They tabulated the votes on Oct. 21 and had some differing results from the actual election. There were 25 votes for Steve Grajczyk and 23 for Mike Ell, which in their determination would allow another term for Grajczyk as mayor. The make-up of council would have included Pat Fule with 40 votes, Rocky Blokland with 28 votes, Brad Walls with 23, Telisa Tebbutt with 21, Doug Clarke with 19, and Bob Sobol with 18. Those voted for, but only achieving runner-up status, were Dave Hamiltion at 15, Denise Peterson at 13, John M Whieldon 12 and Mark Giesbrecht at 11 votes. Some of them might have voted for the younger candidates, because their views were closer to their mindset; and others could have voted because the names were familiar to them, and they recognized them from their involvement in the athletic programs at school, said McKinnon. She said it was a really good experience for everyone. The SAY students will be deciding on their next big project in the near future. There are some ideas for developing a youth oriented sign at the entrance to town, highlighting youth activities. Another idea they will discuss is to adapt the their bike path app for Apple users.

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Thrifty shoppers save big


The Strathmore United Church held their annual Thrift Sale on Oct.24-26. This years excitement for the sale was overwhelming, the parking lot was filled to capacity and patrons were lined up by 8:30 a.m., eager for their chance to get their hands on some great deals. Many volunteers spent hours sorting, organizing and selling a multitude of items for the sale.

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Pass the Salt


HARVEST Most farmers in the community have nished up the bulk of the eld work by now. Harvest is an exciting time. Everyone knows the importance of getting the crop off in a timely fashion. The weather is unpredictable and can drag on the process, as well as affect the quality of the grain. Combining takes priority over just about anything else and many push themselves to their physical limits, yet there is a special charm to the season. A common goal unites all involved. That is true also in other areas of life. The Christian Church unite on the great commission: Make disciples. It is Gods will that none should perish, but have everlasting life. We are excited about the GOOD news: That we serve Creator God who did everything on our behalf, so we might be saved. No need for us to appease God. He did that on the cross. We simply respond from a heart of gratitude. He overwhelms us with his goodness. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. It all rests on Him: Almost like He is the farmer, we the seed. Except, He is also the rain and the sun and the fertilizer and the DNA of our very being. We are the recipients of undeserved, unmerited favour, because of Jesus. May we then become increasingly bold about this Gospel of Peace we all share. Bringing in the crop must take priority! It is a matter of life and death. Elaine Wheeler Strathmore Full Gospel Church
Many hours and hands of many volunteers go into the creative work that results in a winter wonderland for the Christmas season. The display is being set up in the Strathmore Ag grounds and they are looking for help now in order to get the panels completed in time for the event.

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Christmas Lights display needs helpers


ROsE HAmRlIK Celebration of Lights Christmas Park President The Strathmore and District Agricultural Society presents the 6th annual Light Up the Night on Nov. 23. New and exciting things are happening at the Celebration of Lights Christmas Park, in preparation for our opening night. The volunteers have been diligently working on approximately 20 new displays, for this years park; as well as moving into the second baseball diamond on the east side of Candy Cane Alley, doubling our event space. This is a very exciting time for our sixth year at the Christmas Park, said Rose Hamrlik, Celebration of Lights Christmas Park Preseident. The brand new volunteer greeting building, at the front entrance, is well on its way for completion on opening night. It will give us a nice warm place to meet and greet all of our visitors. Donations can be made at this building and they are greatly appreciated, to help with future development and new displays and events for the park. A brand new Christmas brochure will be coming out on Nov. 8, so watch for it in the Strathmore Times. It will have all the park information along, with showcasing all of our sponsors and businesses involved for 2013. Plans are underway for the New Years family evening, to be held on Dec. 31, at the Livestock Building from 5 to 9 p.m. It will feature goodies for the families and a reworks display. Look for more information to come on this event in the newspaper. Volunteers are always needed, as our work bees take place every Saturday and Sunday from now until opening night on Nov. 23. If you have some time please give Rose at the Strathmore Times a call (403) 934-5589 for more information. Donations are still being accepted for this years event, which helps grow the park.

BOW RIVER ALLIANCE CHURCH 105 Main St. Carseland 403-934-9337 ofce@bowriveralliance.com Pastor: Andy Wiebe Sunday Worship: 10:30 am www.bowriveralliance.com RCCG PECULIAR PEOPLE ASSEMBLY (1 PET. 2:9) NEW: 115A 3rd Avenue, Strathmore 403-667-7832 Pastor: Dunmoye Lawal Sunday Service: 10 am Tues. Divine Encounter: 11:30 - 1 pm (Prayer Meeting) Thursday Bible Study: 7 pm www.rccgstrathmore.com STRATHMORE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 50 Maplewood Drive 403-934-2225 Senior Pastor: Rev. Les Fischer Childrens Pastor: Lori Dollinger Youth Pastor: Kyle Lomenda Worship Service: 10:30 am Childrens Church & Nursery in Service Extending Grace - igniting hope www.strathmorefullgospel.com SACRED HEART CATHOLIC Holy Cross Collegiate School Gym 709B - 2nd Street, Strathmore 403-934-2641 Pastor: Fr. Wojciech Jarzecki Masses: Saturday 5 pm Sunday 10 am ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS ANGLICAN Becoming fully alive in Jesus Christ INTERIM WORSHIP LOCATION: 245 Brent Blvd., Strathmore (NORTH door) 403-934-3017 Pastor & Priest: Bryan Beveridge Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am HARVEST HEALING CENTRE NEW: 102 Canal Gardens 403-901-0893 / 403-880-3171 Pastor: Elizabeth Karp Sundays 10:30 am Come join us for a spirit-lled time of worship

HOPE COMMUNITY COVENANT CHURCH 245 Brent Blvd, Strathmore 403-934-2424 Worship Service Sundays 10 am Lead Pastor: Glenn Peterson www.hope-community.ca STRATHMORE ALLIANCE 325 1 Ave 403-934-3543 Corner of 1 Ave & Wheatland Trail Pastor: Darrell Young Youth Pastor: Byron Allan Childrens Director: Donna Fitzgerald 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Service www.strathmorealliance.com STRATHMORE UNITED Wheatland Trail & 3rd Avenue 403-934-3025 Rev. Pamela Scott Sunday Worship 10:30 - 11:30 pm Babysitting Provided Wheel Chair Accessible Loop system for the hearing impaired STRATHMORE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Meeting in the Lutheran Church 112 Lakeside Blvd. 403-983-0081 Pastor: Ghena Girleanu Services held every Saturday Sabbath School: 10 AM Worship Service: 11 AM www.strathmoreadventist.ca LORD OF ALL (NALC) LUTHERAN 112 Lakeside Blvd. 403-934-2374 Pastor: Dawn Nelson Thursday Evening Worship: 7:00 pm Christian Education Youth & Adults Study : Sunday 9:30 am Ages 3 to Grad 5: Sunday 10:15 am Family Worship: Sunday 10:30 am Join us in Praising our Lord, Jesus Christ! JESUS ROCK OF AGES MINISTRIES Current location: Days Inn Suites 400 Ranch Market, Strathmore, AB Service 6:00 pm Sunday Cely Esteban(403)472-0818. wwwjesusrockofages.com or visit us on Facebook.JRAM Strahmore

Pins and Poppies


SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor Poppy donation tins are appearing on cashier counters all across town. Poppy sales start Friday and we will have representatives selling in the No Frills, Canadian Tire, Walmart and the Co-op, said Irene Knappe. There are also new pins representing the Korean conict and Aboriginal soldiers contribution for sale. Other commemorative items such as t-shirts and jewellery, for instance can be purchased from a catalogue at the Legion. Knappe said they will help people order if they come in to look through it. She said that all funds from the campaign stay local and go to help with veteran needs. We installed a chair lift for one veteran. He was living with his son, but couldnt do the stairs, said Knappe. They also have aids such as walkers, and all equipment put in is returned and reused when the veteran ceases to need it. The group also supplies food and clothing for veterans. Sales run from Oct. 26-Nov. 10.

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Rosebud Christmas light-up!


Rosebud has a new must-see this Christmas Angel Square. The Bethlehem Star and the Heavenly Lights, a 24 ft. sculpture fabricated by Craig Palmar of Old World Welding and Forge Ltd. of Standard, and designed by LaVerne Erickson, was lit up on Oct. 25, for the pleasure of the hometown crowd and visitors. The following night two 12 ft. angels, by the same collaborators, joined the scene. The light-up ended a successful 2013 season for the Rosebud Community Enhancement Society.

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Bruce & Carolyn Steeves


surrounding areas. Bruce has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and has worked with emotionally disturbed children and youth, developmentally handicapped adults and young offenders. From 1984 to 1993 he worked at the Strathmore Youth Development Centre, and since 1993 has worked at the Calgary Young Offender Centre. He admits that he is an avid reader of Canadian Literature. Since arriving in 1980, the Steeves have seen many changes to Strathmore. Back then, the railway still ran through town, and there were grain elevators where Kinsman Park is now located. Downtown was thriving with the Strathmore Co-op, two hardware stores including Driscoll Hardware, which had beautiful hardwood oors, two pharmacies, not to mention the arena, curling rink and Joyland Theatre. There was little development on either side of the highway, which was not twinned. Brent Boulevard didnt exist, Centre Street and George Freeman Trail were gravel roads, and the Maplewood Subdivision was just being developed. There were only two schools and kindergarten portables stood where Brentwood School is now. There was an outdoor pool where Dairy Queen now stands, and the population was 3,000. This article would be incomplete without mentioning the achievements of their four children, in order of age: Sarah is a cellist, completing her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto. Christopher, who plays classical guitar and was a competitive ice dancer, is a member of the Canadian Coast Guard, currently enrolled in the Navigation Ofcer Program at the Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Timothy is a violinist, and is attending the University of Michigan, where he is completing his Masters in Music Performance. Patrick is a violist, completing his double major in music performance and military history, at the University of Calgary. A very talented family.

The original family surname was the German name Stief. As time went by, it was changed letter by letter, to its current form of Steeves. Bruces forefathers initially moved from Germany to Pennsylvania before settling in Hillsborough, New Brunswick, arriving on Canadian soil in 1766. Carolyns maiden name was Brennan, and her ancestors moved to Canada from Ireland during the potato famine in the mid-1800s. They originally settled in Nova Scotia before moving to New Brunswick. Carolyn was born in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1956, and Bruce was born in Moncton, New Brunswick the same year. They met while they were both attending Saint John High School. They attended the University of Western Ontario where Carolyn earned a Bachelor of Music (1978) and a Bachelor of Education (1979), and Bruce earned a Bachelor of Arts (1980). Carolyn moved to Alberta in 1979, rst to Fairview where she obtained her rst teaching job. They arrived in Strathmore in 1980, where Carolyn was interviewed and hired by George Pinchbeck and Garry McKinnon to teach music at the soon to be opened Brentwood Elementary School. They were married in 1981 and have four children. She took a sabbatical in 1984, to complete her Master of Music degree at the University of Calgary. Carolyn has always been interested in the arts, and Brentwoods music program has always been, and still is, very important to the community. The choir program was started in 1980, and one of its highlights was being selected to be a part of the mass choir which sang at the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Apart from teaching music at Brentwood Elementary, she also gives private lessons to students from Strathmore and
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I want to thank all the people that supported me at the polls. Your support is very much appreciated. I also want to Thank all the people that helped me with the production, the printing, and the delivering of the flyers. A special Thank You to my wife Betty for being my biggest supporter. The voters have elected a very qualified group of people to continue to move this Town forward. I am looking forward to working with our new Mayor and the rest of Council. We had a very good Council last term and I want to Thank Mayor Steve and Councillor Hamilton and Councillor Best for their contributions to this community. I enjoyed working with you and wish you good fortunes in the future.

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The Jack de Keyzer Band played to a packed crowd at the Strathmore Musical Arts dinner held on Oct. 26. De Keyzer (l) is a two-time Juno winner and played songs from his Electric Love album. Accompanying him on bass was Kit Johnson and drums played by Kelly Kruse, both from Calgary.

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De Keyzer sweats the Blues


SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor Strathmore was blessed with greatness on Oct. 26, when Master Craftsman Jack de Keyzer worked up a musical sweat ,through a series of vibrating guitar licks, at the Musical Arts dinner and dance held in the Travelodge. Seldom will audiences in Strathmore hear music of this calibre. De Keyzer exhibited some amazing fretwork, and at one point, somehow managed to change a string on his guitar while playing, without any break in the tune. Accompanying him on base was Kit Johnson and drums played by Kelly Kruse, both from Calgary. When asked why he plays the blues, this was de Keyzers response. The blues are the source of popular music. All popular North American music is based on the blues. I like the raw power of it. It is a simple framework, but within that framework you can express a lot of things. I think a lot of people may not know its an upbeat type of dance music too, said de Keyzer. The Strathmore audience seemed to nd that upbeat, as they lled the dance oor to rock to some standards, but also to tunes from his 2013 Juno nominated disc Electric love. de Keyzer has many talents, including song writing and producing that compliment his experience and talent for music and vocals. He has racked up awards throughout his thirty years in the business, with multiple Maple Blues awards for best blues player, two Junos, International song writing awards and lifetime achievement awards. I think the Juno award is the most helpful, in terms that it is most recognized, and it translates into better paying jobs. It is nice to win an award anytime, said de Keyzer. You put yourself out there and do your best, and then it is really out of your hands. It is really great to be acknowledged for sure. He started out in the business at age 18, with King Biscuit Boy, touring across Canada; then went on to play with an extensive list of great names in the industry. Playing with Etta James was really amazing. She was one of the great rhythm and blues singers of our time. I got to play with her for a week. I did a couple of tours with Bo Diddley, and not many guys have a beat named after them. I remember the rst time I worked with him, we were rehearsing at the El Macombo in Toronto. He (Bo Didley) looked at the drummer and asked him you know how to play the Bo Diddley beat? He played his own beat and everybody played around him. De Keyzer said. The group has recently been touring across Canada and played two previous performances in Calgary, prior to hitting Strathmore. After this booking, they returned to Ontario, which is de Keyzers home base. De Keyser is married with ve children and said he has found ways to balance his music tours with family demands. He shared one surreal story that he remembered from tours of the past. One the craziest things that happened was when I was playing Alberts Hall in Toronto, during the nineties. The place was packed. I had my eyes closed and I was really into it, and then at one point, I felt like something was watching me, so I opened my eyes and I was staring at a giant tigers head. A girl was holding it on a big choker chain and she was wearing a leather bikini. I just looked and it was only two or three feet from me. We started to play quiet and she slowly escorted the tiger out. I cant believe they let her in there, he said, still shaking his head in amazement. Two young local music duos from Strathmore headlined for the act. They were Carmen Stewart and Jordan Teszner, and Lilli Furaro and Jarod Eygenraam. de Keyzer had some advice for those musicians starting out. I would say try to do as much of it you can yourself. If you are a guitar player, try singing. Try song writing and try recording yourself. The more things you can do, the greater chance you have at making a living at it. It is very few people that say I am going to play bass and can make a living doing just that. If you can be multi-faceted there is a greater chance of making a living, he said. While young artists may not be able to afford a professional recording studio, de Keyzer said the experience of putting all the parts of the process together on their own is a good learning experience, but there are quality considerations by using a reputable studio. As a producer, he gets a lot of CDs sent to him, but said that they have to be highly rated to consider them. He said he has many experiences of having made it being hired by King Biscuit Boy at age 18, being hired by Ronnie Hopkins, and being taken on by a guy in New York City called Robert Gordon at age 23 he joked he is still not sure he has arrived. I practise a lot and I try to get better. I see guys who had hit records in their twenties and they are still touring on those same hits. They havent gotten any better, because they think they have arrived, he said. His work is not limited to disc. He has recorded TV and movie scores as well, and he has two projects in mind for the near future. We are trying to get funding, to make a couple projects doing a video or lm recording of Electric Love, live in front of an audience. He would also like to do an Evolution of blues guitar video or lm; based on a musical history of famous blues guitar players, starting with Robert Johnson right through to Jimmy Hendrix. He has already performed it as a solo show in theatres, but is looking to lm it. Whats his long term plan? He said more song writing is a denite. Anyone who wants to purchase de Keyzers CDs can purchase them at www.jackdekeyzer.com

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Fun Country Riding Club honours their best


BEA WINTER Fun Country Riding Fun Country Riding Club held its 34th Annual Awards Night at the Lyalta Hall on Oct. 19. After a delicious potluck supper, the year-end awards
LEADLINE SHOW - Trevor Carlson, Peytin Kajmowicz and Isaac Paul LEADLINE GYMKHANA - Trevor Carlson and Peytin Kajmowicz BANTAM SHOW - Alissa Arenburg, Fenella Murphy and Jessica Wolfs BANTAM GYMKHANA - Alissa Arenburg, Miranda Green, Fenella Murphy and Jessica Wolfs PEE WEE HIGH POINT SHOW - Zander Kajmowicz RESERVE SHOW - Dylan Zip HIGH POINT GYMKHANA - Dylan Zip RESERVE GYMKHANA - Cobie Klassen MOST NUMBER OF POINTS DURING 2013 SHOW PLEASURE - Zander Kajmowicz; EQUITATION (Tied) Zander Kajmowicz & Hannah Carlson VERSATILITY (Tied) Zander Kajmowicz & Dylan Zip GYMKHANA BARRELS & POLE BENDING - Dylan Zip VERSATILITY - Cobie Klassen JUNIOR HIGH POINT SHOW - Carlie Wells RESERVE SHOW - Sarah Wolfs HIGH POINT GYMKHANA - Carlie Wells RESERVE GYMKHANA - Sarah Wolfs MOST NUMBER OF POINTS DURING 2013 SHOW PLEASURE, EQUITATION & VERSATILITY - Carlie Wells GYMKHANA BARRELS & POLE BENDING - Carlie Wells VERSATILITY - Sarah Wolfs YOUNG HORSE (5-YR. OLD & UNDER) HIGH POINT SHOW - Sherry Wells RESERVE SHOW - Dylan Zip HIGH POINT GYMKHANA - Jackie Maddalo RESERVE GYMKHANA - Sherry Wells MOST NUMBER OF POINTS DURING 2013 SHOW PLEASURE, EQUITATION & VERSATILITY - Sherry Wells GYMKHANA BARRELS & POLE BENDING - Sherry Wells VERSATILITY - Jackie Maddalo SENIOR NOVICE HIGH POINT SHOW - Amber Carlson

were handed out to the winners. A family dance followed which allowed everyone to relax and socialize. A huge thank you is sent out to all the volunteers who contributed to the evenings success. Winners were as follows:
RESERVE SHOW - Kailey Andrus HIGH POINT GYMKHANA - Tina Carlson RESERVE GYMKHANA - Kailey Andrus MOST NUMBER OF POINTS DURING 2013 SHOW PLEASURE & VERSATILITY - Amber Carlson EQUITATION - Kailey Andrus GYMKHANA BARRELS - Kailey Andrus POLE BENDING & VERSATILITY - Tina Carlson SENIOR OPEN HIGH POINT SHOW - Tina Carlson RESERVE SHOW - Katrina Janzen HIGH POINT GYMKHANA - Amber Carlson RESERVE GYMKHANA - Katrina Janzen MOST NUMBER OF POINTS DURING 2013 SHOW PLEASURE & VERSATILITY - Tina Carlson EQUITATION (Tied) - Tina Carlson & Katrina Janzen GYMKHANA BARRELS, POLE BENDING & VERSATILITY - Amber Carlson CLASSIC SENIOR (ADMITTING TO BEING 49 AND OVER) HIGH POINT SHOW - Lynn Hoosier RESERVE SHOW - Angela Atkinson HIGH POINT GYMKHANA - Angela Atkinson RESERVE GYMKHANA - Johanna Betts MOST NUMBER OF POINTS DURING 2013 SHOW PLEASURE & EQUITATION - Lynn Hoosier VERSATILITY - Angela Atkinson GYMKHANA BARRELS, POLE BENDING & VERSATILITY - Angela Atkinson MOST IMPROVED YOUTH RIDERS - Fenella Murphy and Jessica Wolfs MOST IMPROVED SENIOR RIDER - Tina Carlson BEST TURN OUT YOUTH - Fenella Murphy BEST TURN OUT ADULT - Selena Dickmann SPORTSMANSHIP YOUTH EDITH RATTAI MEMORIAL SPORTSMANSHIP TROPHY - Zander Kajmowicz ADULT KELLY CHRISTIANSEN MEMORIAL SPORTSMANSHIP PLAQUE - Tina Carlson CONGENIALITY - Tina Carlson

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Cheadle 4-H plans in motion


KYLEE HEBBEs Cheadle 4-H Reporter Cheadle 4-H club held their second meeting of the year, on Oct. 8 at the Cheadle Hall. The club already has many plans for the next couple of months. On Oct. 26, the club will be assisting with the Pheasant Supper held in Carseland. The Wheatland District is hosting the third Annual 4-H Alberta Corporate Partnerships Appreciation Evening taking place at the Strathmore Civic Centre on Oct. 30. The Cheadle Club will be helping with many aspects of the evening; from greeting guests to putting on a demo on sheep grooming. On Nov. 2, the members will be having a workshop on choosing a 4-H steer, and at this time the kids will also be choosing a charity steer to put up for auction next summer. Members will be bringing their prize picks (heifers and steers) to be weighed, on Nov. 17 at the Bruce Farms. The members will now be able to start training their projects. The sheep members that have breeding projects will be having new lambs arriving starting in January, but wont be picking their market and ewe lamb projects until March. Christmas is just around the corner and it is time for the Cheadle Club to help out with putting up the lights at the agriculture grounds, and serve hot chocolate to chilly guests. Next meeting will be held on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Cheadle Hall.

Pumpkins carving at Kinsman Lake


Strathmore FCSS and The Youth Club of Strathmore held The Great Pumpkin Hunt on Oct. 26 in Kinsmen Park. The kids got to search and find their own pumpkin, and then sit down and carve their pumpkin with friends and family. The turnout was amazing for the first annual hunt. Treats and hot chocolate were on hand to keep participants warm while they carved. Strathmore FCSS hopes that the participation from this event can be carried on to their upcoming Pumpkins in the Park on Nov. 1. They are asking residents to drop off their carved pumpkins at Kinsmen Park before 4 p.m., where they will be set up for display and viewing between 6:00 p.m. and 9 p.m. Warm beverages and spooky music will help put spirit in the night. Those who would like to participate in this event, please bring along a nonperishable food bank item. Top: Twins Kennedy (l) and London Stuckey get ready to carve their enormous pumpkins that their daddy helped them find. Aviah Pratzer holds the insides of a giant pumpkin.

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SPORTS
The UFA Bisons suffered their first back-to-back losses of the season; Oct. 25 they dropped to the SEAC Tigers 5-2, and two days later to the Grand Prairie Sports Storm 6-3. The Bisons are now 6-4 on the season, with 12 points.

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The Strathmore Spartans senior girls volleyball team lost in four sets to the Holy Trinity Academy Knights at home on Oct. 21. The Spartans are now 4-2 on the season, with one more game to improve their season record before playoffs begin. Aryssah Stankevitsch Photos

Bisons falter at home


ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter After dropping two straight home games this past weekend, the UFA Bisons are now 6-4 on the season; the SEAC Tigers won 5-2 on Oct. 25, and the Ernies Sports Grand Prairie Storm roughed their way to a 6-3 victory on Oct. 27. The Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the rst, but the Bisons tied it up in the second. However, later that period, the Tigers took the lead once more and never looked back. The Bisons played the Storm away last weekend, and played a very physical game in their arena; they knew what to expect this time around. We knew that it was going to be rough and tougher, they play a different style than were used to, Bisons head coach Dan MacDonald said. They could catch us there, here they have a harder time catching us in the bigger rink. MacDonald said his team could have won both games this weekend, but their unusual play could be due to injuries and illnesses. Its just a bad time right now, he said. Were just running into where youre just not the same team anymore all of a sudden. We admire what theyre doing, thats for sure, but you lose your rhythm. Its a matter of getting a couple guys back, and then back on track again. Philip Anderson and Brayden Biccum are both out with concussions; Anderson has been out for a few weeks, while Biccum suffered a hit from behind in last weeks play. We hopefully will get one of those guys back, in a week or so we can get our defense pairings sorted out a bit, MacDonald said. Shane Frasers been playing defense for the last two or three weeks, its been helpful, but his real position is a forward. Still, hes doing well back there. MacDonald mentioned that if his defensemen ever take a penalty, theyre even more short-handed in the back-end. Guys are getting more ice time than theyre ready for, MacDonald said. When were down to four defensemen, they dont get much of a break. They get caught tired. Sometimes the other team will push you hard in your end, and you didnt have enough rest from the shift before. The Bisons had their next game on Oct. 30, away at the Calgary Northstars (result was not available as of press time). They hoped to have at least one defenseman back. Were not scoring perhaps like we were, weve just got to bear down. Maybe were trying to hard its just a matter of getting more relaxed and loose, MacDonald said. For a few Bisons, scoring continues not to be an issue; Matthew Forchuk scored in both games against the Tigers and Storm, while Tristan Thompson rallied some more points and is now tied with Mackenzie Bauer for the team lead of 14. Thompson is the only defenseman in the leagues Top 20 scorers.

Spartans snip Hawks


ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter On Oct. 23, Strathmores two high school rivals battled on the varsity boys volleyball court. Strathmore High School (SHS) Spartans knocked off the Holy Cross Collegiate (HCC) Hawks on their home turf; SHS took the match in three straight sets, 26-24, 25-8, 25-18. A win is always nice, said Spartans coach Brandi Dundas. I didnt feel like we had our strongest mental game, or physical game for that matter, but I think we served aggressively and we pulled it out when we needed to. Both teams tampered with their usual lineups, to see what would work best. John Reinhart, Hawks head coach, mentioned his rotation in the second set didnt pan out as planned. Sometimes it depends on the rotation the players that I have on. I mean there are some players that arent quite as skilled as others, so if you play them in the second game, that does dictate a little bit to what the score is going to turn out to be, he said. Were trying to denitely get some touches for the young kids because next year, well lose all those Grade 12s, Dundas said. They dont want to be completely raw at that level of ball. Both SHS and HCC were at an exhibition tournament, on Oct. 18-19 at Crescent Heights High School; the Spartans lost in the nal to Rundle College Senior High School. This weekend was probably the best Ive ever seen them play. They played up with some really large teams that were aggressive, Dundas said. Im thoroughly impressed with how much theyve progressed and if they keep going this way, I really have high hopes for us nishing really high in the standings. Dundas mentioned the boys played their hearts out in the quarters, and pulled off a come from behind win. The semis took everything we had out of us. It was a huge battle, she said. We had no gas in the tank left. They were second in the last tournament
Strathmore High School defeated Holy Cross Collegiate on Oct. 23, in varsity boys volleyball action in three straight sets: 26-24, 25-8, 25-18. Strathmore is now 2-3 in league play for the season, while Holy Cross is 0-6.

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that we went to, Reinhart said, speaking of the same Oct. 18-19 exhibition. So, theyre a pretty solid team. To give them a run for their money, I was pretty happy, because it actually showed we can play. Reinhart mentioned when his squad plays teams that are more skilled, they really shine but when facing teams of their own caliber, they occasionally falter. Thats been our pattern this year, he said. The mental part of the game is not quite there for them yet, but they get psyched against the better teams somehow. We just got to get psyched against everybody and just go in hard. The Spartans will be hosting zones this year, and hope to use their home court to their advantage. We have a really nice gym and I think sometimes we take it for granted, Dundas said. Its denitely nice to get used to the height of the roof and the lights, and the oat you can put on the ball. I do think we have a slight advantage but I mean everyone can appreciate a bigger gym than what theyre used to. Though HCC didnt get their rst win of the year, SHS is 2-3 on the season, with an even 11 sets for and against; they have their last season game at home against Central County High School on Oct. 28, before this articles time of print.

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The Strathmore Spartan bantams shut down the Stettler Cougars at home on Oct. 26, by a score of 4116 to move on to Central League finals. Meanwhile, the peewee Spartans traveled to Stettler, falling to the Cougars 38-22, ending their season.

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Shredders show sales acumen


The Strathmore Ice Shredders held a fundraising garage sale on Oct. 26. The U10 novice ringette team had tons of fun selling off some of their old items to eager buyers. The girls managed to raise $765, which will go towards funding for tournaments throughout the year. The girls would like to thank everyone who came out to support them.

Finals for bantam football


ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter After nishing 6-0 on their bantam season, the Strathmore Spartans took on the Stettler Cougars at home on Oct. 26, for the Central League semi-nals; the Spartans prevailed 41-16. The game was great, said Spartans coach Doug Klauck. We started off slow, it was tough in the rst quarter of the game. It eventually got better; the more the game went on, the more we started to wear them down. By halftime, we had the game in our hold. After the half, with a score of 32-8, words were exchanged between Klauck and the Stettler coach, leading to both being ejected from the game. There was a lot of dirty play going on. I said something I shouldnt have said. I just had enough. They were trying to injure our players, Klauck said. The feelings between the coaches were not translated to the eld, as all Spartans showed great sportsmanship helping up Cougars after plays, and
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Going the distance


Brentwood school conducted a Fun Run on the Eagle Lake Pathway last week, with 62 runners bussed out to the pathway. They ran distances of either 1 km, or 3 km.

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shouting encouragements to their opposition. Its something we encourage, but with this group, this year, the sportsmanship is far above anything weve ever expected, Klauck said. On more than one occasion, weve had referees and other coaches compliment us on our players. The Spartans had 217 points for during the season, and only 34 points against (including 4 shutout); they now will travel to face Lacombe for the rst time this year, in the Central Finals on Nov. 2. They nished rst in the north, we nished rst in the south. I have no idea what to expect from them, but I know theyre a very good team, Klauck said. Should the Spartans achieve another win, they will move on to provincials the following weekend. Unfortunately, the peewee Spartans will not continue with their season, after losing 38-22 to the Stettler Cougars also on Oct. 26.

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Slam it home
Holy Cross Collegiate hosted their Spike Off Volleyball Tournament for eight senior teams on Oct. 25-26. The Holy Cross Hawks lost in the quarter final on the boys side, while the girls tied for a third place finish.

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Alien In-Line rolls to Westmount


ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter Alien In-Line is a school skating program that instructs over 65,000 kids a year how to rollerblade; 200 students in Grades 3-5 at Westmount Elementary School will get that same in-line instruction from Nov. 4-6 and 12-14. At the elementary level, we like to have as many alternative Phys. Ed environments as we can, said Wayne Funk, principal of Westmount. Funk takes his Grade 6 students skiing each winter. Lots of our kids dont play any kind of extra curricular sports they dont get to go downhill skiing, theyre not on a hockey team, or a ringette team, or a baseball team. We try in bring in those kind of alternative experiences for them, he said. Nine classes of students will pay $10 each, to have three one hour sessions of skating time with a qualied instructor, who comes with everything the kids need skates, protective wear, and helmets. Theyre teaching skills and safety; some game time, theyll have some fun. Plus, some technique stuff, Funk said. Kids that are ice skaters are naturally going to have a bit of a step up the instructors that usually come out are guys that have played high level hockey, and have all kinds of skills that they can show those high level kids too. Its a really great way to spend a little bit of time. The skating sessions will not be included in the students Phys. Ed course, but during regular class time, and will take place in Westmounts gym. Its the opportunity to try a different sport something thats good tness, that can be a life long sport. You dont have to have a team to go for a rollerblade, Funk said.
The midget AA Wheatland Chiefs suffered their first loss of the season to the Okotoks Oilers at home on Oct. 26, 4-2. The following day, they tied the CNHA Canucks at home 4-4. They now sit 5-1-1 on the season.

The Strathmore Spartans senior girls volleyball team lost in four sets to the Holy Trinity Academy Knights at home on Oct. 21. The Spartans are now 4-2 on the season, with one more game to improve their season record before playoffs begin.

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Spartans practice harder


ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter Third in league volleyball standings, the Strathmore High School (SHS) Spartans varsity girls lessened their record to 4-2, after a defeat on Oct. 21, at home against the Holy Trinity Academy Knights. The Knights are undefeated in six games, and tackled SHS 25-22, 2523, 22-25, 26-24. Were having a hard time, said Spartans Coach Randy Moncks. I dont think weve stopped consistently any good team that comes out of the middle. Were not blocking them seems like were just blocking air. Moncks believes the girls played a stronger game in the month of September than October. Their goal is to slow the ball down. Maybe the teams are getting better, I dont know, and weve sort of plateaued. I hope thats not the case, he said. Were creating such gross, unforced errors its so uncharacteristic. The varsity girls, though inexperienced, have won 14 sets in league play, and lost only eight; but its in exhibition tournaments where Moncks sees them falter. We make it to the quarternals, and then maybe the pressures on. We havent gotten past quarternals or seminals. We cant seem to break over top of that next level, he said. Last year at this time, we won those games. Just seems like were struggling a little bit with the chemistry, and our lack of condence right now too is hurting. To help, Moncks plans on making practices more challenging for his girls, especially with zones fast approaching. You make the drills a little bit more intense, with some consequences. I hope it helps, Moncks said. Also, I want to create some drills that allow us to, because were so small, create some wipe shots. Were not a team that can just bury the ball and be done with it. SHS is hosting a volleyball tournament on Nov. 1-2, and hope not to have the same slow start to games. We seem to get our rhythm back in the second, Moncks said. Its frustrating. Denitely like to see improvement going on, but it seems like we need to work harder and just create fewer mistakes. We score one, and then we give up two. Its tough. SHS had their last game of the season before playoffs on Oct. 28, before time of print, at home against County Central High School.

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Braves drop two


ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter The peewee Wheatland Braves lost two away games in a row this weekend; 4-0 to the Bow Valley Timberwolves on Oct. 25, and 6-2 to the Lethbridge Bert & Macs Hurricanes Red two days later. Ethan Phan and Kyle Crnkovic were the Braves lone goal scorers against Lethbridge, with Tarun Fizer assisting on both goals, to add to his team leading 14 points. The star this weekend, despite the two upsets, was goalie Ethan Rycroft, who faced 56 shots against Bow Valley. Rycroft was completely outstanding. You cant ask more from a goaltender than what he gave us that night, Braves Coach Keith Klemmensen said. We were really trading chances in the rst period or two with Bow Valley, and he really kept us in it although, their goalie played really well in the rst period as well. I dont think we had as many shots as they did. Klemmensen admitted that his team had too many turnovers and three-onones against them theyre not skating hard enough to challenge the puck. Theyre a better team than us right now. I thought the boys competed really well for the rst half of the game. Part way through the game we made a couple errors in our effort our maturity wasnt there. We were trying to be too individualistic. Next thing you know, its in the back of our net. In the Lethbridge game, Wheatland took 10 penalties, which ultimately lead to their defeat. The difference was four powerplay goals against us. We took at least four needless, selsh penalties. Once guys quit getting mad at everything, itll probably turn itself around, Klemmensen said. They get a little star struck looking for individual points instead of team success. Youve got to stress, the team is the ultimate thing here. The peewee Braves play the Taber Golden Suns next at home on Nov. 2, and are now 3-7-1 on the season. The bantam Wheatland Warriors pulled off a close victory in Okotoks against the Oilers on Oct. 27. Brady Skifngton and Cole Clayton put Wheatland up 2-0 by the end of the second period, but Okotoks scored halfway through the third, and then again while shorthanded with under two minutes to play. Kyle Merkosky scored the gamewinning goal with under a minute to play for the win. Merkosky and teammate Rylan Longmuir are tied for the team lead with 18 points, and are fth in league scoring. Still unbeaten in ten games, the Warriors face off against the Red Deer Steel Kings at home on Nov. 1. The Wheatland Chiefs suffered their rst loss and tie of the season, moving them to 5-1-1. On Oct. 26, after a Chiefs 1-0 lead, the Okotoks Oilers scored three goals in the second. Though the Chiefs scored short handed in the third to come within a goal, Okotoks took a 4-2 lead with less than ve minutes to go. Jayse Wilson assisted on each of the goals, to Cole Busslinger and Blair Roszell. The following day, the midget Chiefs tied the CNHA Canucks at home 4-4, with Cody Willis contributing two goals. Their next game is against the Red Deer Elks at home on Nov. 9.

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BRIDGING THE GAP Community Lunch Club social get together for 55+ to have a themed lunch served; together with a presenter on Tuesday, November 12 Theme: Remembrance Day, Tuesday, November 26 Theme: Christmas Cookie Decorating from 11:00 a.m. 1:00 pm located at the Lord of all Lutheran Church. Cost is a voluntary offering to register call Marg at 403-901-7811. A Meet & Greet for Parents & Mentors come and meet some Parents, the Mentors, do an activity and have a light lunch on Monday, November 4, 2013 Activity: Baby Albums, Monday, November 18, 2013 Activity: Cookie Jar/Hot Chocolate Mix, from 11:00 1:00 pm located at the Lord of all Lutheran Church. Free event, register by calling Rhonda at 403-901-7684. Crafternoon! Mondays (4-5pm) @ Strathmore Municipal Library. FREE drop-in after school craft program designed for children grades 1-6. Homework Help (Starting Nov. 7) Thursdays (4pm-5pm) @ the Strathmore Municipal Library. Drop by for free homework help by our volunteer tutor geared towards Grades 1-6. Friday Fun Films - Nov. 8 (1:303:30pm) @Strathmore Municipal Library This month the library will be featuring The Secret of Nimh, Rated G. This program is free to attend and no registration is required.

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Wheatland Weed Consensus Committee Fall Meeting. Wednesday, November 13, 2-4pm. Standard Community Hall. Booksale Nov. 22 (Noon-7pm) & Nov. 23 (10am-5pm) - @ Strathmore Municipal Library. Shop for some great bargains and support the library too! Library Christmas Craft Fair Sat. Nov. 16 (10am-4pm) @ Strathmore Municipal Library. Get a jump on your holiday shopping or become a vendor! For more information go to www.strathmorelibrary.ca/xmasfair. 3rd Annual Boob Tour hosted by The Magical Moms. A fantastic standup comedy show presented by Comedy for the Cure. All proceeds from this event will go to the Canadian Cancer Society. Gather your spouses, friends, neighbors to book a table of 8 and we will reserve your table to ensure you all sit together. Ticket includes snacks. Limited tickets so purchase early! Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle and Cash Bar. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8. Tickets are available from: Shelly Neal - 403-533-2263, Patti Van Bavel - 403-934-9765, Amy Hampton - 403-998-3661, Dawn Kalbhen - 403934-9841, Dallas Stickel - 403-9019398.

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U9 Bunny Icicles opened their season on Oct. 27 at home, with 8 players starting their first ever ringette game. Back row: Faith Markel, Amorin Ericksteen, Hope Markel, Shelby Duggan, Chloe Belanger; front row: Olivia Mackan, Gabrielle Gauvin, Avery Mahussier, Hadley Schuett, Margo Hvingelby. Absent: Rhyan Martel, Ella Bird.

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We Day at Saddledome for Strathmore


ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter Me to We school clubs across Alberta gathered at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on Oct. 24, to empower young adults to make a difference in their communities and in the world, through the inspirational event of We Day. Roughly 16,000 kids attended, including forty from Strathmore High School. Basically its like a kickoff, Grade 12 student Genista Kippin said. It introduces all the fundraisers that you do, and a lot of times for people who havent done a lot of fundraising, it really shows how you can. Kippin was in the Strathmore High Schools Me to We Club last year as well, but fellow senior Kennedy Barth is in her rst year with the initiative. I love to volunteer and stuff, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to get involved in that, Barth said. When both girls were in Grade 10, they participated in the clubs 30 Hour Famine; last year, the club ran a water walk where students pledged to carry four litres or eight litres of water all day, to raise awareness of those who face similar challenges in third world countries. This year, the club has decided to start with a coin drive from Oct. 31-Nov.14, but would like to do a few fundraisers before the annual Me to We Benet Concert and Silent Auction in March. Its usually really big, Kippen said. Thats how we raise the most money, Barth added. Strathmores Me to We Club raised $3,500 last year, and had the same goal for this school year. However, the clubs students dont just fundraise; theyre also helping out volunteer causes, such as at The Mustard Seed in Calgary, which provides shelter, food, and clothing for those experiencing poverty. They gain a ton of knowledge and perspective on global events and on different social issues within our community; it gives them a different viewpoint from their own life, Christine Magill said, teacher advisor of the club. It challenges their perceptions on their material possessions. Like when we did the water walk, for example. We just turn on the tap, but for that day, the kids had to carry around water that was similar to what a woman in a developing country would have to carry. Last year, four kids from Strathmore High School went to Kenya, and have since been fundraising for Kenyan communities. This spring, the school is potentially sending ve students to Ghana for a similar project, involving a school build and they will visit original slave trade ports. The trips are a similar initiative as the Me to We Club, but students must apply and fundraise for themselves. One of Kenyas participants spoke at last years We Day. Its nice because it creates conversation, not only among our kids, but also in the school. It gives us a common goal, or something that were trying to achieve, Magill said. Those kids that go on the trip will be really good advocates. This years We Day Alberta had a star studded lineup: Nelly Furtado and Shawn Desman performed, while speakers included Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, and We Day founders Craig and Marc Kielburger. We earn spots through our fundraising hours, Magill said. Part of it is designed to be a reward and a positive experience for those kids that spend all that time volunteering. Then the other part is motivational, and trying to open their global perspective and understanding.

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The families of the late Maarten Hoogesteger would like to thank Dr. Fanning and the staff at extended care who made Maartens last days as comfortable as possible. Special thanks to the United Church Women for the delicious lunch, Rev. Pamela Scott for all her support and message. Also to Darcy Stamp for the violin selections, the choir for their special music. Those who sent cards, food, phone calls, flowers and donations to the United Church Memorial Fund and Hospital Foundation in memory of Maarten. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts, its wonderful to live in such a caring community as Strathmore.

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1294 sq.ft. 3+ bdrms, 2 full baths Large, fenced back yard Single attached garage

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Condo/ Townhouse 6 4 3 29 $192,200

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Spruce Park Commercial Bay in Strathmore $229,900

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1200 sqft Built in 2008 Bathroom, Laundry MLS# C1022947

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