Friday, January 6, 2017


2017 Vol. 16, No. 01

Happy New Year! Five-Step Secret to Getting it All Done… 1. Admit that you can't possibly get it all done. 2. Give yourself the grace to accept that as reality, not failure. 3. Do the things you can do with your full attention. 4. Celebrate what happens during Step 3 instead of obsessing over the things you didn't get to. 5. Repeat as necessary. - Jon Acuff

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Chautauqua DEADLINES are Wednesday:

Jan. 11 & Jan. 25 & Feb. 8 Thank you for your cooperation. TheChautauqua

Celebrating Our Communities Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Beth’s Ponderings We have recently experienced the Winter Solstice with the longest night of the year, then Christmas, and New Year’s, and today (January 6) is traditionally known as Epiphany, commemorating the visit of the Magi to the Holy family. Epiphany signifies an illumination. But in our lives today what illumination do we need? In a way, we have too much illumination of different varieties. We are surrounded by too many artificial lights which blur the line between day and night, extending our waking hours. We have too much information coming at us from all sides and in multiple formats, that attempts to enlighten us on anything and everything under the sun (and beyond the sun!). If anything, we need less illumination and more darkness. Humans used to live closer to nature and its cycles, and unfortunately, particularly with the advent of the Industrial Revolution and subsequent discoveries and technological advances, we’ve lost touch with that vital aspect of our lives. We want to go-go-go and be constantly on like the sun, never resting, never pausing, never slowing down. We try working longer and longerhours without breaks for meals, movement or just to rest. We cram so much into our days to try to extend them as long as we can. If it was possible, some would like the day to last longer than a mere 24 hours. But we’re not designed to race around endlessly like the Energizer Bunny. We’re designed to wax and wane like the phases of the moon, and cycle like our day/night and the seasons. Our bodies are more energetic at certain times of the day, and we naturally require rest at other times. We function best on cycles of 30 90 minutes. We naturally want to slow down when the weather gets colder and the days get darker, and be more energetic when the sun is shining. This new year, instead of doing more, decide to do less and give yourself a chance to rest. The greatest growth and activity in nature always follows the darkness and rest of winter, and so it is with us too.

Journey Down The BoomTown Trail


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Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

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Alix Coming Events & Celebrations To have an event, birthday, or anniversary added contact Beth at 403-352-3837, email [email protected] Alix Book Club meets the last Thursday of the month, 7 pm at the Alix Public Library. Everyone welcome. Alix Walking Club (free) every Thursday 9:30 - 10:30 am at Alix Community Hall. Everyone welcome ~ Come in from the cold weather and still get your exercise in. Alix Hotel Meat Draws every Friday. Tickets available from 6:00 8:00 pm. All proceeds to Alix Figure Skating Club. Friday, January 6

Shinny noon - 2 pm Public Skating 2 - 4 pm

Saturday, January 7

Norm Stone

Monday, January 9

Daphne Schultz

Wednesday, January 11

Ron McIntosh Kendal Guynup

Thursday, January 12

Tyson Beebe Gord Stevens Joanne Schmidt Lions Club supper meeting supper 6pm at Potluck

Friday, January 13

Eunice Matier

Sunday, January 15

Pancake Breakfast 9 - noon ACH

Tuesday, January 17

Chloe Wilton Green Box Recycling Pick Up

Wednesday, January 18

Dean Maltais Seth Hackworth Council meets

Sunday, January 22,

Shaelee Santee

Wednesday, January 25

Keisha Ryan

Sunday, January 29

Carolyn Bryant

Tuesday, January 31

Green Box Recycling Pick Up

Wednesday, February 1

Loretta (Brayford) Tensen Cody Brayford Jim Barclay Council meets

Thursday, February 2

Devon Mehle

Sunday, February 5

Terry Fehr Pancake Breakfast 9 - noon Drop In

Tuesday, February 7

Emily Tensen

Thursday, February 9

Lions Club meeting

Friday, February 10

Chris & Edith Schultz

Tuesday, February 14

Green Box Recycling Pick Up

Wednesday, February 15

Council meets

Sunday, February 19

Pancake Breakfast 9 - noon ACH

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Alix & District Community Alix Agricultural Society 403-747-2240 Alix & District Chamber of Commerce Catherine Hepburn 403-747-2444 Alix Bottle Depot 403-747-2794 Mon., Tues., Wed., Sat. 11:00 - 5:00 pm Alix Community Hall (ACH) To book: contact the staff at Home Hardware. Any other concerns: Dave Dewald 403-350-5189 Gord Christensen 403-747-3228. Alix Curling Club Krystal Sorum 403-747-2285 Alix Drop In Centre Everyone welcome! Mon. - Sat. 1:30 - 4:30 pm Alix Evangelical Free Church 403-747-2015 4619 - Lake Street Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Service 11 a.m. Alix Family, Community & Support Society (FCSS) Glenna Carlson 403 747 2031 Deb 403-350-8548 Alix Figure Skating Club Marcy Henry 403-391-3111 Alix Fire Department Darren Hiron 403-505-3215 Alix Food Bank Glenna Carlson 403-350-4079 Jill Hillman 403-588-5199 Alix Girl Guide Groups Gale Richardson 403-788-3835 Alix Lions Club Curt Peterson 403-747-2584 Alix MAC School 403-747-2778 Alix Minor Hockey Blane Friesen 403-597-3068 Alix Playground Society Darlene Tucker 403-747-3129 Alix Preschool Jill Hillman 403-747-2099 Alix Public Library Terry Holdstock 403-747-3233 Alix Recreation Chelsie Currier 403-747-2221 403-318-4520 Alix Trophy Club Tim Docherty 403-741-6899 Alix United Church Sunday Service & Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Alix Village Shoppe Deidra Bagshaw 403 506 5662 Alix Wagon Wheel Museum Donna Peterson 403-747-2584 Alix Youth Centre Janene Anderson 403-747-2221 403-318-4520 ANTS (Alix Nature Trail Society) Arlene Nelson 403-754-6551 Bibs to Bookbags Childcare 403-754-5248 Carroll Club Lillian Fair 403-747-2974 Citizens on Patrol June Churchley 403-747-2455 Communities in Bloom Linda Walker 403-747-2125 Community Services Board Glenna Carlson 403-747-2031 Haunted Lakes Golf Club 403-747-2330 Haunted Lakes Pony Club Peter van Elmpt 403-318-4563 [email protected] [email protected] New members interested in the discipline of English Riding ages 6-21 welcome. Ripley Community Hall Brenda Barritt 403-742-9827 Stanton Community Hall Mel McBride 403-747-2220 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Della Mae Thull 403-747-3354 Thu - 9:00 AM - Alix United Church United Church Women Jean McDermand 403-747-2347 Voice of Alix Blog Waste Transfer Station (Dump) Hours Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 10:00 - 6:00 pm Women’s Institute Gloria Coates 403-747-2214 Debbie Domier 403-755-6050

Ripley Community School The Ripley School would like to let you know that the school house is available for rent for one day events or weekend use. School is equipped with kitchen and bathroom. For more info and prices, give Brenda Barritt a call at 403-742-9827.

Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

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The experience of visiting your local library is unique for everyone. Visit your local library today and find exactly what you’re looking for – and some things that may surprise you. 4928 - 50th St. Box 69 Alix, AB T0C 0B0 403-747-3233 [email protected]

Library Manager: Terry Holdstock

LIBRARY HOURS TUES: 10:00 - 4:00 pm THURS: 2:00 - 8:00 pm SAT: 10:00 - 4:00 pm


The Alix Library has free public wireless internet access! There is a fee for printouts.


Library eBooks...anytime, anywhere. No wait times, no hold and no late fees.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas. Once again the citizens of this village outdid themselves. I thank you so much for your contribution to the Food Bank, Santa’s Anonymous, and Toy Run. Alix Preschool will be accepting registrations for the Winter term starting in January. Please call Jill at 403-588-5199.

Community Services Department Seniors Assistance

Gov’t forms, Income Tax, Lifeline

Community Programming

Volunteer Supports, Event Coordination, School and Community programs support via Coordination and/or funding.

Volunteer Non Profit Support

Volunteer program

Emergency Social Services

Reception Center Coordination for declared disasters


ONLINE CATALOG Request titles or check your library account, with your 14-digit barcode (on library card) and the last 4 digits of your phone number.


Use your FREE library card at virtually every public library in the province.


REMINDER Anyone who resides outside of Alix corporate limits, within the County of Lacombe, is asked to please supply the library with your legal land description. Thank you.

Child and Youth Services

Preschool, Moms and Tots, Babysitting Course, Home Alone Course


BOOK SALE all year long. Purchase titles for a donation.

Information and Referral

Data base for a variety of social programs and resources and referrals.

Family Assistance

Coats For Kids, Santa Anonymous, Tools For School, Collective Kitchens

These are the many services we provide to Alix and Area. If you wish to access these services please phone ahead and make an appointment. Sometimes I need to be out of the office for various reasons so in order to make sure I am in my office a phone call is a good idea.

Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 - 3:00 pm 403-747-2031 Fax 403 747 2036 [email protected] located in the back of the Red Building on the end of Main St., take the sidewalk around back.

Alix Lions Club Update Submitted by Lion Mary Flexhaug Any suggestions for the Lasting Legacy or concerns can be made to Home Hardware or individual members. Thank you. The Lions Club encourages you to donate your old eye glasses to people in need. Drop boxes are found at the Alix Library, the Village Shoppe, and the Drop In Centre. Thank you to the Drop In Centre for their ongoing support of this important program over the past few years. We encourage service minded people to join our team of volunteers to make all things possible. We need you and your ideas. Please contact President Curt Peterson, 403 747 258, or Mary Flexhaug, 403 747 3167, who can also put you in touch with any of our Lions members for more information. The Lions Club meets the second Thursday of each month, fellowship followed by meeting at 7:00. No meetings during July and August. We welcome guests at any meeting, call Curt Peterson 403-747-2584. Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

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Your local Pharmacists Trish Verveda: Compression stocking fitter Licensed to administer injections Medication Reviews Tracey Billson: Chartered Herbalist Licensed to administer injections Medication Reviews Jasnit Dhindsa: Licensed to administer injections Medication Reviews The Alix arena will be 70 yrs old in 2017 Photo courtesy of Elaine Meehan

Alix Food Bank Submitted by Jill Hillman Thank you to everyone for their generous donations to the Alix Food Bank this past year. If you need assistance please call: Glenna 403-350-4079 or Jill 403-588-5199.

Haunted Lakes Pony Club If you are interested in joining the Haunted Lakes Pony Club for the 2017 season please join us for Registration Night! Wednesday Jan 11, 2017 at 7pm at the Alix AG Grounds, Alix, AB Canadian Pony Club is for Canadian youth, ages 6 to 25 years of age, who are interested in participating in English riding, learning about and/ or caring for horses or ponies

Railway Avenue Railway Avenue 403-747-2405/391-6775

Alix Fire Department Submitted by Jill Hillman Thank you to Alix Drugs, D. Kromm Trucking, Dale & Colleen Kromm, Dave Dewald, Home Hardware, Village Shop, Alix Evangelical Free Church and Pizza Pantry. A huge THANK YOU to all the community who supported our Annual Toy Run. The members of the Alix Fire Department wish each and everyone all the best in 2017! Alix Fire Department is a group of volunteers that strive to support the Village of Alix and surrounding area in their greatest times of need. Contact Chief Darren Hiron 403 505 3215

Our Theory sessions begin Sat Jan 14th. Riding begins in May. For more information or forms please text 403-318-4563 Peter van Elmpt or email [email protected] For Insurance purposes you MUST be an Alberta Equestrian Federation Member prior to being a Canadian Pony Club Member. To join go to

Thank You! A heart-felt thank you to everyone who donated items to the two Lions Club mitten trees this year. Your generosity is overwhelming. Pictured L-R: Glenna Carlson (FCSS), June Churchley (Lions Club), Shannon Marshall (Servus), and Mary Flexhaug (Lions Club) Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

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Alix MAC School submitted by the staff of Alix MAC School School News Want to find out more about what's happening at Alix MAC? 1. Check out our webpage - 2. Follow us on Twitter Monday, January 9

First day back

Wednesday, January 11

Parent Council 7 pm Library

Friday, January 13

No school - staff only Skiing 3 - 9 pm

Monday, January 16

English 30 Diploma - Part A

Monday, January 23

English 30 Diploma - Part B

Wednesday, January 25

Math 30 Diploma

Friday, January 27

No school - staff only Chem 30 Diploma Skiing 3 - 9 pm

Principal’s Report It has been an outstanding year and we are extremely proud of the growth and achievements our students, We have celebrated excellence in athletics, academics, and fine arts; our community is truly gifted. We have embarked in many new adventures in 2016: Enhanced Learning, Lock Boxes, Gamification, Cross-Curricular Activities, Student Leadership and Mentoring, Drama, Construction, Foods and Travel, Overseas trip planning, Art Displays, and Band Performances. These opportunities have enabled our students, staff, and community to showcase our talents for the entire province to see. We have introduced a new focus on social media to give our youth a voice and a chance to tell their story, so that the entire world can learn of their gifts. As we wrap up 2016, it was only right for our students to highlight their talents at the Christmas concert. I would like to thank all of the staff and students for their outstanding work; it is always a pleasure to have the community in the school to enjoy the many gifts our students can give. Thanks to all of our Elementary teachers for their classes Christmas cheer, JoAnne for leading our Bands, Leland and Jan for taking care of the sounds systems, Helen and Debbie for all they do behind the scenes, Tammy for organizing the Grad baskets, Brian and the grade 9’s for MCing the concert, and Kathy for being our Christmas Elf and ensuring the entire concert goes off without a hitch. We are truly blessed at Alix MAC School. We hope that the new year brings you prosperity and happiness. We look forward to seeing you in 2017. Mr. Quance, Principal

Friday, January 6, 2017

Village of Alix Reminders Tax Installment Plan: the Village offers a monthly payment plan for the payment of taxes. To be eligible you must make application at the Village Office prior to January 11, 2017 and tax balance must be zero as of December 31, 2016. Business Licenses: 2017 Business Licenses are due by January 31, 2017. Dog Licenses: Altered $20.00, Unaltered $40.00. All dog licenses must be purchased by January 31, 2017. After January 31st , 2017, Altered $30.00, Unaltered $50.00. Re: Traffic By-Law 279/98 Snow/Ice Removal: Please be reminded that it is the responsibility of the owner or occupant of a business or residence to ensure that snow and ice is removed within 48 hours of the time when the snow and/or ice was formed. County Bylaw Officers will be monitoring and issuing tickets to offenders.

the Band Society for funding the transportation for this concert opportunity! The Senior Concert Band also represented the Alix MAC School exceptionally well at the Administrator's Christmas Luncheon in the Ponoka Wolf Creek Division Office on Wednesday, December 14. We were pleased to share our musical talents with all administrators and central office staff and enjoyed pizza and pop after our performance. A huge THANK YOU to Greg, Renee and Lucas Moulton for hauling all our equipment in their truck and trailer unit. The Recorder, Beginner, Junior and Senior Concert Bands performed Wednesday, December 21 at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the senior gym for the Alix MAC School Christmas Concert. We enjoyed sharing our music with staff, students, parents and community members. HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! JoAnne Henry, Band Director Magazine fundraiser Thank you to students, parents, extended families, community members and teachers for the important role you play in the magazine sales fundraiser. Once again this year, Alix MAC will use the dollars raised to support student programs and needs, as well as to bring in guest speakers. Please contact Mrs. Massing is you have an excellent idea for a program or guest to bring to our school. Total magazine sold for 2016: 254 subscriptions. We also recognize students that have sold 10 or more magazines. Each student receives a cheque for $25.00 for their efforts. This year’s top sellers are: Cameron Zimmer, Julia Ackerman, Addison Andrew, Kate Wasylenko. Grade one was the top selling class and will receive the extra $75.00. We support the breakfast program by donating $0.50 per magazine sold in the school. This year they will receive 127.00. With appreciation, Alix MAC school Congratulations to Julia Whyte for her Artwork being chosen for the Wolf Creek annual Christmas Card. (below)

BAND NOTES The Mom's Pantry fundraiser was a huge success again this year. Thank you to all who sold and ordered in support of the band program. These funds will go toward new music, instrument repair, technique books, reeds, valve oil, music folders, cork grease, transportation costs and concert tickets. A huge thank you to Karen Grose who headed up this fundraiser and did all the organizing of orders and pick up. Without the community, our program would not be sustainable THANK YOU! The Junior Concert Band, Sign Club and the Grade 3 Class all performed well for the Senior's Christmas Luncheon on December 8. It was a very cold walk down to the hall but once we arrived, it was wonderful to share our gift of music with the seniors in this community. We thank the WI Ladies for the invite and the delicious candied popcorn! The Senior Concert Band boarded the 50 passenger Frontier Bus Line and had 2 very successful band performances on the New Cap Stage in West Edmonton Mall on Thursday, December 1. We thank Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

Friday, January 6, 2017

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Village of Alix Village Council of Alix Council Minutes votes to close When looking for entertainment the concert at Morris MeadMoonwalkers Play Centre for ows, the group that was booked The Village of Alix Council unanimously passed a resolution to close the Moonwalkers Indoor Play Centre, effective immediately, and further, directed administration, with input from the public, to bring forward options for future usage of the facility in the New Year. The motion was moved by Councillor Curt Peterson at a Special Council meeting held on Monday, December 12, 2016. Moonwalkers opened in 2013 when the Council of the day was looking for a long term economic anchor for the community that would bring people to the Village who would not normally visit Alix. Unfortunately, the undertaking has never brought the direct benefits to the Municipality that was anticipated. There were some indirect economic spinoffs for local businesses but in the end it could not be justified with a diminishing customer base and increased costs. During the time the facility was open, new competition sprung up within the catchment area, this coupled with the downturn in the economy, created a “perfect storm” that sealed Moonwalkers’ fate. “I am disappointed about the necessity to close the Moonwalkers Play Centre at this time,” said Mayor Arlene Nelson. “However, it is clear from the financial information we received tonight that we must act now, in the best interests of the future of our community.” Deputy Mayor Rob Fehr noted that when the Moonwalkers opportunity first arose, it was believed that it could benefit the local economy by creating jobs, boost local business and draw in tourism dollars. “These numbers show a bleak financial picture. As a Councillor and taxpayer, I am not comfortable putting tax dollars into something that shows no return. We’ve given it enough time to have it support itself. It is time to move on, as hard as that is to do.” Village CAO Troy Jenkins says this decision is another example of the Village’s commitment to the continuation of a major review Council and Administration has been undertaking into the operations of the Municipality over the last several months. “We are committed to providing an inclusive, transparent and accountable Village government to all our residents,” Jenkins added.

How Small Business Survives in a Downturn Economy

turned out to be double booked. At the last moment, when Morris Meadows was looking for new entertainment, Bob Willis of the Alberta Prairie Steam Train, recommended Darryl and Saskia of ‘The Great Plains.’ They were outstanding performers. They are also a small business, and as the turnout was not as large as in the past, they agreed to split the concert income between advertising, food and entertainment. Bob Ronnie’s Catering of Ponoka provided the main courses of the buffet. While Bob may not be considered small business, he is considered one of the best, if not the best, caterer in central Alberta, with tasty food and lots of it. This year, Belinda, a small business from Calgary, provided the home made apple pies, and the Christmas dumplings. They were a big hit. Trish from Alix Drugs, was the first princess to sit on the ‘throne’ in the ‘royal room’ at Morris Meadows. She was part of their staff’s Christmas party. Her Royal Highness reported that the food was outstanding and the entertainment phenomenal. Alix Drugs also provided two door prizes. Like most small business, Alix Drugs has been very supportive over the years. Ken Lacey, top salesman at Weidner Motors in Lacombe, stated that in good times or bad, the key to success is the same ‘service.’ If you look after the people you deal with, they will look after you by telling their friends about you and coming back to you when they need your services. Ken and his wife have used Morris Meadows on several occasions, such as their daughter’s wedding which was one of the biggest and nicest one we have had. They said they like the way they were treated at Morris Meadows, and have been back on many different occasions for different functions, and continue to tell their friends about Morris Meadows. Morris Meadows has found that most, if not all, of small business owners are very cooperative. In the twenty plus years we have operated in the area, small businesses have gone out of their way to cooperate. They are not always able to attend a function, but have always supported by hanging posters, etc. Together we can overcome a slower economy…deal locally when you can.

Write-up and photos courtesy of Sid Morris Gracie D’s Antiques in Mirror, Alberta bought a ‘throne’ chair that had been used in the movies in Vancouver. It had not been a big seller, so she sold it and a hall chair to Morris Meadows, who created a ‘royal room’ for all their royal guests. In turn, Grace took a pack of tickets to sell for Morris Meadows’ upcoming Christmas concert. An unsolicited testimonial is on display at Morris Meadows for Gracie D’s Antiques. Bruce Clarke of Strand Printing in Lacombe did the posters for Morris Meadows’ upcoming Christmas concert. Bruce also provided door prizes for the event, and bought a table of tickets for those who could not afford them, which he does every year. Mel, at Alix Shoppes, who is also a wedding photographer, came out to Morris Meadows to take pictures of the Christmas concert. The pictures will be used by Morris Meadows for advertising, and in exchange, Mel received tickets to the Christmas concert for her and her family. Alix,Elnora, Mirror, Tees, Forestburg, Clive, Haynes, Bashaw Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Erskine, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

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Events in Tees

Friday, January 6, 2017

Sargent District

Tees 50+ meet Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 pm at the Tees Hall. Contact Evelyn Lubbers 403-782-5080

Saturday, January 28/17

Tees Agricultural meetings 2nd Tuesday of the month 8 pm Tees Hall. President Cody Meston 403-747-2928

Call George 403 784 3654 or Marie 403 784 3444 for information

For bookings of the Tees Hall, Annex or Rodeo Grounds call Michelle Robinson 403-754-5678 Tees 4-H Wranglers meetings are at the Tees Hall the first Friday of every month at 6:30 pm. and ride at the arena every other Sunday. Come create with the Parlby Creek Brushkateers No experience necessary - any medium. Info: Irene 403-747-3556 or Dot 403-784-2286.

Nebraska Neighbors Construction on the new Nebraska Hall is complete! The new hall is a single level, fully accessible facility and while a few finishing touches remain to be completed, the hall is available for use. For rental information, please contact Linda at 403-784-2756.

Clive School Courtesy of the Clive School newsletter December 24 - January 8 Christmas holidays

Potluck dinner 6:30 p.m. and Sargent Hall Board AGM to follow

Haynes Happenings Hall Rentals - call Mike 403-391-3546 Haynes Community Church Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Mac Parker 403-302-0885. 12 Thankful Days of Christmas at Clive School from Mr. Jardine 1. Every student at Clive School. Each student brings their uniqueness and charm to their classroom. 2. Every teacher at Clive who spends countless hours putting curriculum plans together that are a great “fit’ for their students. 3. Every student that comes to school wanting to foster their friendships by being kind and considerate. 4. Our Educational assistants who bring their caring and compassionate nature to each child they work with. 5. Every student who works at becoming a better reader. 6. Mrs. Friesen who answers every question under the sun for students, staff and parents, and keeps the office running like a well-oiled machine! 7. Students who work diligently to get their assignments done in a first class manner! 8. Virginia and Greg (our two custodians) who keep things so clean and organized for us! 9. Older students who enjoy being great role models for our younger students! 10. Sports coaches who volunteer their time for the athletic teams at Clive. 11. Students that see life with an attitude of the glass being half full rather than half empty! 12. All parents who work with their child(ren) to make schooling a positive experience each and every day!

Monday, January 9

School Resumes

Friday, January 13

Staff Collaboration day no school for students

Thursday, January 19

Winter Activity Program Gr. 4-9

Wednesday, January 25

School Council meeting 7 PM

Friday, January 27

Staff Collaboration day no school for students

Thank you to Mrs. Sharp and Mrs. Steringa for all your help in Grade 2!

Tuesday, January 31

Report Cards Kindergarten through 9

Thursday, February 2

Winter Activity Program Gr. 4-9

Mrs. Priddell would like to thank Mrs. Tees and Mrs. Perry for being awesome!! Thanks also to the grade 1 parents who came out to help with skating and skate tying.

Friday, February 3

Student Recognition Assembly (*changed from Feb. 17)

February 7 & 9

Kindergarten - Gr. 9 Parent/Teacher Interviews

Friday, February 10

Staff Collaboration day no school for students

Thursday, February 16

Winter Activity Program Gr. 4-9

Monday, February 20

Family Day holiday

Tuesday, February 21

Staff earned day off in lieu for Parent-Teacher Interviews; no school

Wednesday, February 22

WCPS Wellness Conference no school for students

February 23-24

Teachers’ Convention/Support Staff Conference no school for students

February 18 - 26

February Break for Students

Thanks to all the students and staff for supporting the Grade 5 Bake Sale with your contributions of baking, purchasing and cash donations. It was a HUGE SUCCESS! Our thanks to Western Financial Group Western Communities Foundation for their generous support of our Robotics program! Pictured are Tristan S, Dane F, and Katie from Western Financial Group. (next page, bottom left) On December 7, 2016, we had a Safe Riders Presentation in our gym. Grades 4 to 9 attended it. At the Safe Riders Presentation, we learned that some people have had bad accidents when people had no helmet on. I loved going to the presentation to learn more. It was a lot of fun and we got to play games and all that kind of stuff. Thank you Safe Riders Presentation! (next page, top left) -Abbi H. Junior High students involved in Mrs. Howe’s stained glass art option this term were busy painting Christmas scenes on the windows. (next page, right)


Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

Friday, January 6, 2017

Clive Coming Events Thursday, January 19

Library Board meets at 7pm

The Clive Adventist Community Services Center will be sponsoring a special self-help program called “Celebrating Recovery” with Cheri Peters. Cheri works with people having many types of challenges: perfectionism, excessive anger, workaholism, alcoholism, food addiction and many more challenges. She works with clients to help restore marriages, families and solve problems from their family of origin. Her program will be one night a week for 14 weeks via video starting on Wednesday evening, February 8. Cheri is seen on satellite TV and conducts workshops around the world. Watch for more details to come In January!

Clive News Courtesy of the Valley Spotlight Staff Public Skating Sponsored by the Clive Athletic and Agricultural Society. All times are 2:00-3:00pm on Sunday afternoon. Please note, helmets are mandatory for all ages, even adults. There are a few helmets available to borrow at the arena. January 8 January 29 (2:30-3:30) February 5 & 19 March 5 Friday Night Shinny Full equipment recommended for ages 14 and under, helmets mandatory for all ages. All times are 6:15-7:30pm on the first Friday of the month: January 6 February 3 March 3 2017 Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) - Pay Your Property Taxes in 12 Easy Payments Sign up before January 31st at the Village Office for the Monthly Tax Payment Plan for payment of your 2017 Village of Clive property taxes.

The Chautauqua A9 You can pay on-line, pre-authorized debit, with post dated cheques, or in person at the Village Office. Please note that all taxes owing must be paid to be eligible for the TIPP. Current property owners on TIPP have received a renewal form in the mail. 2017 Dog Licenses Now Due Take Advantage of the Lower Rate and pay before Jan 31. $15.00 Per Dog Now! Fees go up to $30.00 after Jan 31. All dogs over 8 weeks old must be licensed. Per Bylaw #500-13, owners will be fined $100 for failing to obtain a dog license. Thank you for being a responsible dog owner. Cat Licenses –Register between Nov 1 & Jan 31 for Free The new Cat Bylaw comes into effect January 1, 2017. All cats over 6 weeks of age will require a license. Take advantage of the new bylaw license incentive; the 2017 license fee is waived for those cats registered between Nov 1, 2016 and Jan 31, 2017. Clive Memorial Curling Club 2016-17 The Clive Curling Club invites all interested curlers to join our club. Membership dues are $125/league season.  Men's league plays Monday evenings.  Mixed league is Tuesday evenings.  Juniors, Ladies, and Sturling will be organized if there is enough interest. Come help us make use of the facility. Organize your own bonspiel. We have 3 sheets available for rent, from Nov - March. Contacts: President, Les Fodor 403-340-4146 Icemaker & bookings, Kelly Giles 403-318-7721 Volunteers Needed at your local library Can you help? We are in need of people to help with our programs that help enrich the lives of our patrons and the Clive Community. “The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others!” Are you dealing with a family crisis, job loss, financial difficulties, a personal loss or other related individual or family matters? Confidential and free assistance is available through the new Community Outreach Program.

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Friday, January 6, 2017 Library programs:  Free Movie Friday: One Friday a month. A FREE MOVIE at the Clive Community Hall. Concession on site.  After School Arts and Crafts: Thursday 3:10-4:10 pm.  Adult Coloring Club: Every Wednesday from 3-5.  Crafter Chatters: Every Wednesday 1-3 pm.  Game Lovers Wanted: Every Tuesday 3-5 pm.  Books &Bootie Reading Rewards: Everyday day for anyone under the age of 17.

Block Parents contact Wanda Wagner at 403-318-0425. Chatelaine Club (Westling) meets 3rd Tues. - 7:30pm Westling Hall Jill Jeglum 403-784-3217. Clive Adventist Community Services Centre 4903-50th Avenue, For more information contact Darlene Reimche Phone: 403-784-2283 Email: [email protected] Clive Ag Society meets 3rd Thursday, Clive Arena. President: Cory Grose 403-784-3910. Clive Baptist Church Pastor Jamie Veitch 403-848-0665 Pastor Ricky Williams 403-877-6469 Sunday School for Kids and Adults 10 am Sunday Morning Worship Service 11 am Wednesday Youth Drop in at church. Ages 12 & up. 3pm to 5pm Jr. World Changers: Grade 3-6. Thursday Nights 6:30pm-8:00pm Youth Group Ages 12 & up. Friday Nights at 7pm Office Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 8:30am to 2:30 pm Phone: 403-784-3335 Email: [email protected] See our Website for Full Details: Clive Christian Fellowship for Sunday School times and information contact Pastor Gordon Rowland at 403-784-3172.

Clive School Principal: Mr. T. Jardine 403-784-3354 or 403-341-4153 Clive Seniors Circle Monday afternoons at 1:30pm – friendship, floor curling, shuffle board, pool, cards or carpet bowling. All activities are at the Meeting Room. For more information contact Allan Street – 403784-3884. Clive Skating Club Contact [email protected] Clive/Tees Neighbourhood Place Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 4:00 pm. Phone 403-754-5695 Clive United Church worship service at 10:00 am. Clive Village Office 403-784-3366 Mayor: Anita Gillard Councillors: Luci Henry, Dan Graden, Bev Krochak, Marvin Wieler. Council meetings 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 6:00pm at the Village Office. Website – To have an event posted on the site, please email the details to [email protected] Pioneers and Progress History Books available in softcover from the Village Office for $50.00. Community Sign (Hwy 12) to add an event contact Michelle at ATB

Clive Community Choir welcomes all interested in the joy of singing. Practices are Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. For more information contact Lyle Pregitzer at 403-784-0009.

Elite Treasure Chest (Thrift Store) Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10-12 noon and 2-5 p.m. Thursdays 2-8 p.m.

Clive Community Hall contact Bev Krochak 403-784-3964. Clive Curling Club Kelly Giles 403-784-2262 Clive and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Coordinator – Wanda Wagner. Office phone: 403-754-5695 email: [email protected] Clive Fire Dept. is looking for new members. If you would like to develop skills in this field, call the Village Office at 403-784-3366. Fire Chief – Monte Zaytsoff – 403-784-3997. Clive Hotel has a newly renovated 50's Diner in the front lobby. Also home to Susan's Pizza 403-784-3334. The Diner offers pizzas and burgers and is open 11am to 8pm every day. Clive Lions Club meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month – 7:30pm at the Clive Community Hall. Wayne Rodney 403-783-2795 Clive Meeting Room to book call David Jones 403-597-7455 Clive Minor Hockey Ryan Ronald 403-318-5983 First time players receive 50% off regular rate. To register visit http:// or email [email protected] for more information. Clive Public Library (Located at 5107-50th Street) Melanie Boettcher (librarian) – 403-784-3131 Library Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

Klassic Kennels is providing Animal Control Services to the Village of Clive. Random patrols will occur during business and non-business hours to enforce Clive’s Dog Bylaw and encourage responsible pet ownership. Dog complaints can be reported to the Village Office or directly to Klassic Kennels at 403 -506 -938 0 . Little Red Hen Playschool Tuesday mornings – contact Jamie Hodgkinson – 403-784-3369. Meals on Wheels Orders are placed once a month, with a minimum $30 order required. For more information contact Wanda – 403-7545696. POP Parents of Preschoolers Playgroup Wednesdays from 9:3011:30 am Clive Baptist Church Basement – Facilitator – Cheryl Derksen – 403-784-2969. Rooster’s Roadhouse:  Bingo Wednesday  Friday Steak Night Grill your own steak from 5 - 10 pm For more information - 403-784-2662 Tees-Clive TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club meets every Thursday 8:00 - 10:30am at the Clive Christian Fellowship Church, weigh in 8:00 - 9:15 am. Leader: Cathy Sim 403-747-2135. To join, or for more information: Anita Cole 403-784-3389 UPS & Purolator Courier Services available at Clive Village Foods – 403-784-3383. Westling Hall Lisa Bierens 403-784-2574

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Friday, January 6, 2017

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Village of Clive Council Minutes

Present: Absent: Meeting to Order: Agenda: RC-16-314: Minutes: RC-16-315:

CAO Report: RC-16-316:

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Clive Province of Alberta, held on December 19, 2016 In the Village Office at 6:00 p.m.

Bank Statement: RC-16-321:

Mayor Gillard, Councillors Graden, Henry, Wieler and CAO Kenney. Councillor Krochak

Meeting Recessed:

Mayor Gillard called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Rates and Fees Bylaw:

Board Reports:

Moved by Councillor Graden to approve the minutes of the Nov. 28, 2016 Regular Council Meeting as presented. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLYMoved by Councillor Graden to accept the CAO report for information. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLYRC-16-322: Council reviewed the 2016 Rates and Fees Comparison report and directed the fee changes to be included in the Master Rates and Fees Bylaw to be considered for reading at the January 9, 2017 Regular Council Meeting.

Mayor Gillard recessed the meeting at 7:14 p.m.

Meeting Reconvened: Mayor Gillard reconvened the meeting at 7:26 p.m. with all those previously in attendance.

Moved by Councillor Henry to approve the agenda. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY-

Old Business:

Moved by Councillor Graden to approve the November Bank Statement as presented. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY-

Correspondence: RC-16-323:

Councillors attended and reported on the following meetings. * Councillor Henry – Clive Senior’s Tea, Clive Craft Sale, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) Training * Councillor Krochak – Absent * Councillor Wieler – Clive Fire Department * Councillor Graden – Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) Training * Mayor Gillard – Parkland Community Planning Services, MPC & SDAB Training, Lacombe Foundation, and Central Alberta Mayor’s Moved by Councillor Graden to accept the Board Reports for information. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLYMoved by Councillor Henry that the in-office correspondence as listed on the agenda be received and filed. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY-

New Business: Round Table: Volunteer Fire Fighter Insurance: RC-16-317:

Moved by Councillor Wieler to renew Volunteer Firefighter Group Accident Insurance On Duty Enhanced Plan C and 24 Hour Coverage with Alberta Municipal Service Corporation (AMSC). -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY -

Adjournment: RC-16-324:

Council discussed the following topics on an informal basis; - Recent vehicle thefts and criminal activity in Clive. Moved by Mayor Gillard to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY-

2017 Municipal Operating Expenditures: RC-16-318: Moved by Councillor Wieler to authorize Municipal Operating Expenditures in 2017 based on the prorated expenditures from the previous calendar year and that this authorization be in effect until the 2017 Operating & Capital Budget is approved. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY -

Author Unknown

Alberta Animal Control Contract: RC-16-319:

A neighbour suggested that she cut off the tail of one horse, which worked great until the other horse got his tail caught in a bush. The second horse's tail tore in the same place and looked exactly like the other horse's tail.

Moved by Mayor Gillard to table this item, pending further review, to the next regular Council meeting. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY -

A blonde bought two horses and could never remember which was which.

Our blonde friend was stuck again. The neighbour then suggested that she notch the ear of one horse, which worked fine until the other horse caught his ear on a barbed wire fence.

Financial: Accounts Payable: RC-16-320:

Two Horses

Moved by Councillor Henry to approve the Accounts Payables in the amount of $ 67,008.30 cheques number 14153 through 14207 inclusive. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY-

Once again, our blonde friend couldn't tell the two horses apart. The neighbour then suggested that she measure the horses for height. When she did that, the blonde was very pleased to find that the white horse was 2 inches taller than the black one.

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Mirror Community Walk at the Hall Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Get a head start on your New Years Resolutions. Bring indoor shoes. __________________

Mirror Community Food Bank: Open the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 6pm-7pm at the Skating Rink. Alternate access may be arranged by calling Peggy at 587-216-3227. Food donations can be dropped off at the Post Office. For other donations or questions please call 403-788-2204 . ___________________

Jolly Seniors  Coffee is on every weekday morning at the Friendly Inn  Suppers - 2nd Wednesdays of each month @ 5:30 p.m. at the Friendly Inn.  Pancake Breakfast - 2nd Sunday of the month. 9 - 1:00 p.m. @ the Jolly Seniors.  Birthdays celebrated the 4th Wednesday of each month. ________________ Mirror Alliance Church welcomes you to worship with us! Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am. Coffee Time at 10:00am. Morning Worship at 10:30am. Jr. Church and Nursery are available during Morning Worship. Please contact 403-788-2204 or check for more details concerning Bible Studies during the week. Mirror Seventh - Day Adventist Church (corner of 52 St & 51 Ave, north) Saturday Sabbath time: 10:00 am. Prayer Meeting: Winter: in homes. All are welcome to attend. Pastor Ron Henderson 403-7551570; cell: 403-597-6053. Mirror Guiding groups meet Mondays after school at the United Church. Sparks ages 5 & 6 (ECS/Gr. 1) Brownies ages 7 & 8 (Gr. 2 & 3) Guides ages 9-11 (Gr. 4,5,6) Pathfinders ages 12– 14 (Gr. 7,8,9) Rangers ages 15+ (Gr. 10,11, 12) Join us for adventures, challenge, friendship, and fun! To register anytime, please call Gale 403-788-3835. Cookies are available! Leaders needed.

Friday, January 6, 2017 Transfer Station Hours Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 - 6 pm ________________

News from the Friends of the MirrorLacombe Library Society County Submitted by Laura Graham 403-782-6601 Terry Hager 403-782-3820 (fax) Tim Timmons The best way to contact Mirror Library is either to visit on a WednesAgriculture: day afternoon or send an email to [email protected] Keith Boras 403-782-6601 403-318-3311 (cell) Keith is the contact for Join us Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Mirror inquiries. Councillor, 2: World Brenda Knight Your PagesDiv. to the email: [email protected] Website: Website:

Living Truth Christian School Submitted by Laurie Jefferies Tuesday, January 3 Friday, January 6 Friday, January 13 Tuesday, January 17 Friday, January 20 Friday, January 27

First day back at school Curling in Clive No school Annual General Meeting at 7:30 pm Curling in Clive No school and end of semester 1

Thank you to everyone that supported the Christmas Market in Mirror on Nov. 26. It was a great experience for students to sell their products (below) and run carnival games! After their expenses, the students raised $941 to send to Opportunity International which will be matched for a total of $1882 available to help provide micro loans to people in developing countries! The Thrift store is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am - 4 pm

Rec. Society and Community Hall For information regarding meetings contact Margaret Wasylenko 403-788-3979. Community Hall rental: Lisa Hawksworth 403-788-3890. Mirror and District Museum 403 788 3828 The Museum is open June, July and August. Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM & Sunday 1 PM to 4 PM Meetings are on the 1st Monday of the Month at 7 PM. Mirror Volunteer Fire Department meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays. Friends of the Mirror Library Society Hours: Wednesday 1:00 - 7:00 pm Librarian: Laura Graham Board Chair: Molly Hanson-Nagel Mirror Legion Br. 189 5015 50 Ave Legion: 403-788-2222 Fax: 403-788-2225 President: David Lilly Secretary: George Switner Meat Draws - every Saturday at 4 pm. Ladies Auxiliary Meat draws 1st and 3rd Sat. Legion Meat Draws the other Sat. Everyone welcome. Regular meetings - 1:00 pm. 2nd Sunday of the month. The Legion is open Thursday & Friday at 5 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. ________________

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Everyday Santa by Rev. Robin King I have a beard. It’s a little bushier than usual right now and it’s white, like the hair that’s left on my head. Just to be clear, though, I’m not that old: my hair was grey early on, and white not long after. My face is sometimes a little red, especially in the cold and, since I can’t really see very well close up, I need to wear my reading glasses a lot of the time. I should also mention that I’m not slim. It’s possible I might be even be a little round, not Weeble round, but round, nevertheless. The point is that I might look just a little bit like Santa Claus. Or more than a bit. People comment on it. As I was getting in my car the other day, someone actually stopped their car in the middle of the road, rolled down the window and shouted “Hey, Santa!” I get that a lot, have done for awhile. Please don’t ask me why I’m not more jolly, or if I can shake my belly like a bowl full of jelly. I should be and I probably can, but that’s not the point. I Googled St. Nicholas the other day and the first images that came up looked familiar. As in, a thinner version of me familiar. So I even look like the original Santa. Yikes. I used to hate that. Now, not so much. Nicholas was a bishop in the late third, early fourth century in part of Asia Minor that’s now in Turkey. He was born into a wealthy Greek family, but his parents died in an epidemic when he was young. He was devoutly religious and the idea of Jesus as a servant, who cares for others and gives all that he has, inspired him to travel, giving generously from his wealth. The legendary stories of his gift giving became the most significant part of his later incarnations and St. Nicholas became Sinterklaas and Santa Claus. So Santa Claus was inspired by Jesus. Okay, so Clement C. Moore maybe wasn’t thinking that when he gave us our contemporary vision of Santa in “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in 1823. The excesses of our commercialization of Christmas (that’s from the old English “Christ’s Mass,” of course) and some of our other “traditions” may lead us even further away, but hang on a minute. Just pause for a moment and wonder about where a lot of these things came from.

The Chautauqua A13 Jesus. The thing about St. Nicholas is that he didn’t give just one day per year. He was inspired by the life of Jesus, not just his arrival. In fact, Christmas wasn’t really celebrated until the 4th century, so he may not have even known it. As complicated as we can make it, Christmas is a simple thing. If you like Santa Claus, it’s this simple: St. Nicholas wanted to live like Jesus and he gave freely and generously of himself and all that he had. Everyday. And that one day we have Santa focus on? At the heart of it is a simple story about a woman, a man, a trip to Bethlehem and the birth of a baby. That baby would grow up to be a man who tried to show people how to live right and live together, and bring us back to a more meaningful relationship with God. And he would ultimately die for trying to do that. In celebrating Jesus’ birthday, I believe we need to remember that Jesus is alive in each of us the other 364 days of the year, too. All that he taught, all the care and compassion and love that he shared, all of the wonder of life that he showed, all that began in this birth. That’s easier said than done. There is so much happening in the world that can dissuade us, so much around us that can make it difficult to live out what Jesus taught. But in birth is promise. New life brings new possibilities and every day, God invites us to new life in the promise of this child born in Bethlehem. Santa’s work isn’t done in one day and neither is yours. There’s work to be done, the work of Christmas. Legendary preacher Howard Thurman wrote these words in the early 1970’s: When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and the princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flock, the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost, to heal the broken, to feed the hungry, to release the prisoner, to rebuild the nations, to bring peace among brothers, to make music in the heart.

BR-R-R! C-C-Cold! Photo & Write-up courtesy of Claire Duncan The afternoon of Saturday, December 10th may have had North Pole temperatures outside, but inside at the Mirror Community Hall, it was warm and toasty. A group of children arrived for a visit with Santa Claus, and a chance to pass along their requests for Christmas. (Come to think of it--it may have been the glow of their innocent, excited faces that made the hall feel so cozy!) While they waited for Santa, the kids had their faces painted, made ornaments, and decorated sugar cookies (Who knew so many sprinkles would fit on one cookie?) A lunch of hot dogs, hot chocolate and tasty Christmas treats was enjoyed by all. After Santa's visit, there was a draw for several door prizes, including the grand prize of a beautifully decorated chocolate house, before it was time to pull on boots, mittens and jackets to venture outside again. The Mirror Rec. Society would like to express a special thank you to our two Christmas Elves (Mirror Legion) who helped Santa hand out treat bags to the children; also thank you to Michael and Elaine Meehan, who provided some treats and craft supplies. We are grateful for support

from Lacombe County, and from our volunteers. We could not have done it without you!

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Battle River Bus Route: from Bashaw to Ferintosh, Edberg, New Norway, Duhamel (to Camrose/return). The bus (available to ALL ages). 780-372-3631 or 1-855-472-3631.

Bashaw Lutheran Parish: Zion’s Sunday Service at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. St. Peter’s 1st and 3rd Sunday Services at 11:00 a.m. Contact: Jean @ 780-372-4112 or Leanne @ 403784-3437

Bashaw Adult Learning Courses 780-3723648 for courses and to register. Community Theatre please call for more information.

Bashaw Medical Clinic Call 780-372-3740

Bashaw Ag Society meets 2nd Monday of the month at 7 pm at the Ag Grounds. Bashaw Ag. Society Building: phone 780-372-3079, fax 780-372-3059. President's Home Phone 780-877-2598. E-mail [email protected] Facebook https://www.facebook,com/bashaw.agboard. To book Ag Facility or Ball Diamonds, Loretta Paget 780-781-6451 or 780-372-3911 MonWed.

Bashaw Meadows Volunteers needed for a variety of positions: Contact 780-372-2056 for more information. Bashaw RCMP Victim Services Bethany Simpson 780-372-3793. Bashaw Skating Club contact Prudence Harris 780-372-2013. Bashaw Thrift Store open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 104pm. Drop off only received during business hours.

Bashaw Art Club 10 - 3 pm Tuesdays above the Happy Gang Centre. For more information on classes and our meetings call: Gail Skjaveland 780 877 2393, Cathy Schafer 403 788 3625, Judy Hoy 780 372 3651 Bashaw Bottle Depot Wed 10-2 PM Thurs, Fri, Sat. 9 - 4:30 PM

Bashaw Well Child Clinics 3rd Wednesday of each month. For appointments, please call Camrose Public Health at 780-679-2980.

Bashaw Bus Society Shuttle Tuesday in town service. Camrose service: Thursdays only. To book call 780 372-3631. Charter available

Bethany Lifeline call 780-372-4074.

Bashaw Community Church 10:00 am Sunday Service Bible Study Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. Contact: 780-372-3581.

Bashaw Youth Centre open Tues - Fri 3 - 7 pm. Phone 780-372-4048.

Fire Department meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at the Fire Hall. Contact Chief Mike Andriatz, Deputy Chief Jordan Lee, Town Office. 4H Beef Club meets 1st Monday at 7:00 pm. Call Karen 780-877-2598.

Bashaw Daycare Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 6 pm. 780-372-4074. Bashaw & District Chamber of Commerce Meets regularly. Please visit our website for community and Chamber meetings, dates and times. Facebook page https:// or email [email protected] Bashaw & District Food Bank 780-372-4074 Bashaw & District Preschool 780-372-4074. Bashaw & District Regional Health & Wellness Foundation Box 760, Bashaw, AB T0B 0H0. On Facebook as “Bashaw & District Regional Health & Wellness Foundation –Bdrhwf” Bashaw Elks meet 1st Wednesday of the month for a Dinner Meeting at 6:30 pm at the Bashaw Community Centre. (No meetings July and August). For more info contact Leon Braseth 780-372-4437. Bashaw 4H Beef Club Anyone ages 6-21 welcome. Contact Christy Van De Voorde 780-608-6197. Bashaw 4H Canine Club contact Zoe Kisling 780-781-7747 Bashaw Historical Society meeting the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lutheran Church. Contact Pam at 780 372- 2031. Bashaw Home Support Program Routine housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry. For more information call BDSS at 780-372-4074.

Happy Gang Seniors Centre Sundays Canasta 1:30 p.m (except holidays) Mondays Hula 10:30 a.m. 500 - 1 p.m. Ukulele - 5 p.m. Wednesdays Regular meeting - first Wednesday of the month Thursdays Cribbage - 1 p.m. Fridays Floor Curling - 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome to take part in activities. There is a small charge for each activity. Refreshments served at most activities. Membership is available in the Buffalo Lake Golden Age Club for $10.00 per year, which is appreciated but is not mandatory. For more information, phone 780-372-3801 during activity hours or 780-372-3672. If you don’t know how to play, we will be happy to teach you! Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Catholic Church Mass Time Bashaw Mass times: Weekend Mass 6pm Saturdays except 1st Sunday of month 9am. For all Mass times call 403-742-2047 Ionic Fitness Centre (Co-Ed Gym) 780-372-2030. Majestic Theatre meeting 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Musical Jam sessions 1st Sunday of each month from 1 - 4 pm. Meals on Wheels 780-372-4074. Frozen meals for $7.00/meal. Neighborhood Newcomers please call BDSS at 780-372-4074 Royal Purple Meeting 2nd Monday 7:30 pm

Bashaw Legion Wednesdays Bingo 1st and 3rd Thursday Cribbage Friday Community Darts

7:30 pm. 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Bashaw Library (in the Community Centre) Monday 1:30-4:30 pm, Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. 10 am - 4:30 pm, closed for lunch 12:30 -1:30 pm, Sat. 10-noon, Free internet access, books, movies, & more! Monkey Business Playgroup - 1st & 3rd Wed. at 10 AM, free drop in program for children 0-5 yrs, with an adult. Kids Lego Club drop in. Bashaw Light Horse Club a family oriented light horse riding club dedicated to having fun with our horses while learning to be the best horse people we can be. Find us on Facebook for more information.

TOPS Tuesday at 10 am at United Church. Louise Hogg 780-372-3776. Town of Bashaw Council Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday at 5 pm. United Church 10:30 am Sunday Service with Sunday School. Labyrinth available. Phone: 780-372-3891. Email: [email protected] Website: Women’s Institute meetings 1st Wednesday of the months: April, May, September & November at 1:30pm at the Community Centre.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

The Chautauqua A15

Town of Bashaw Approved Council Minutes REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016 – 5:00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS Attendance:


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Mayor Penny Shantz, Deputy Mayor Rosella Peterman, Councillor Darren Pearson, Councillor Lynn Schultz Assistant Chief Administrative Officer: Darlene Sinclair Public Works Foreman: Murray Holroyd Recording Secretary: Kathy Berry Councillor Bryan Gust with Notice, Chief Administrative Office Theresa Fuller with Notice Press in Attendance: No Press in attendance

CALL TO ORDER by Mayor Shantz at 5:02 p.m. PUBLIC HEARING – None ADDITIONS & AGENDA APPROVAL of December 1, 2016 MOVED by Councillor Pearson to accept the agenda as presented. MOTION #547-2016 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 4) MINUTES 4.1 Minutes of Regular Council Meeting of November 17, 2016. MOVED by Councillor Schultz to approve the Minutes of November 17, 2016 as presented. MOTION #548-2016 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 5) DELEGATIONS - None 6) BYLAWS 6.1 - None 7) NEW AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS 7.1 Animal Control Contract – new contract provided by Old MacDonald Kennels for Council Review. MOVED by Councillor Schultz to approve the new Animal Control Contract as provided submitted by Old MacDonald Kennels. MOTION #549-2016 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 7.2 2017 Proposed Water Pricing – Information to come – CAO Fuller was unable to attend the meeting. She requested the matter tabled to the next meeting. MOVED by Deputy Mayor Peterman to have the 2017 Proposed Water Pricing tabled to the December 15, 2016 meeting. MOTION #550-2016 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 8.) REPORTS 8.1 Committee Reports A. Mayor Shantz – reported that she attended 12/21 Meeting on November 18, 2016, the Bashaw Youth Foundation Meeting on November 24, 2016 and the Mayors & Reeves Meeting in Red Deer of November 30, 201. B. Deputy Mayor Peterman – reported that she had attended the Bashaw Youth Foundation Meeting on November 24, 2016 and the Bashaw and District Support Services Meeting on November 28, 2016. C. Councillor Gust – absent with notice. D. Councillor Pearson – reported that he had attended no Meetings in this period. E. Councillor Schultz – reported that he had attended no Meetings in this period. reported attending a BARB meeting on November 15, 2016. 8.2 Staff Reports A. Murray Holroyd – attached to the Minutes B. CAO Report – attached to the Minutes. MOVED by Councillor Pearson to accept the Committee & Staff Reports as presented. MOTION #551-2016 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY C. Emergency Management Report –

attached to the Minutes. D. Emergency Social Services Report – BDSS – attached to the Minutes. MOVED by Deputy Mayor Peterman to accept the Emergency Management Report and Emergency Social Services Report as presented. MOTION #552-2016 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 9.) CORRESPONDENCE a. Battle River Community Foundation – Donation to Rescue Unit b. Gitzel & Company Chartered Professional Accountant – Audit Letter c. Alberta Transportation – Alberta Water/Wastewater Partnership – Lagoon Upgrade Application Acceptance. MOVED by Councillor Schultz to accept the correspondence as information. MOTION #553-2016 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 10.) IN CAMERA - Personnel MOVED by Councillor Schultz to go in Camera at 5:25 p.m. MOTION #554-2016 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY MOVED by Councillor Pearson to come out of Camera at 5:26 p.m. MOTION #555-2016 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY MOVED by Councillor Pearson, that in accordance with the Performance Review of CAO Fuller on September 15, 2016, the increase of Vacation days and Personal Leave days are effective for the period of January 1 through December 31, 2017. MOTION # 556-2016 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 11.) NEXT MEETING: Regular Council Meeting – December 15, 2016, @ 5 p.m. in Council Chambers. MOVED by Deputy Mayor Peterman that the next Council Meeting be held on December 15, 2016 @ 5 p.m. in Council Chambers. MOTION #557-2016 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 12.) ADJOURNMENT of the December 1, 2016 Regular Meeting of Council called by Mayor Shantz at 5:29 p.m.

Bashaw School

Courtesy of the school newsletter and staff Monday, January 9

Classes resume

Thursday, January 12

Staff Meeting school dismissed at 2:15 pm

Monday, January 16

English 30 Part A diploma exam

Wednesday January 18

School Council meeting at 7pm

Thursday, February 2

Staff Meeting school dismissed at 2:15 pm

Breakfast for Learning is in need of cheese whiz, individual fruit cups, yogurt, applesauce, and granola bars for their cold breakfasts, as well as metal cutlery for serving. Please bring donations to BDSS or the school.

Bashaw Ag Society Merry Christmas AND Happy New Year From the Bashaw & District Ag Society! Thank you to all Directors & Volunteers for your dedication to the Bashaw & District Ag Society and most of all to the Bashaw Community!! Keep your eye open for the upcoming AGM. We look forward to welcoming other directors to our team. We've had a successful & very fun year and look forward to 2017. If you are interested and have any ques-

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Bashaw Events Coats for Kids Do you have winter outerwear to give away?? Bring it to BDSS and we will pass it on to a family that can use it. In need of winter wear for your family and working with limited resources? Stop in to BDSS, or call 780-372-4074 to find out more. Come and Join Us at Big Valley Jamboree 2017! Bashaw & District Support Services (BDSS) is returning to BVJ 2017 to raise funds for their organization. We are looking for volunteers to help us 2-4 hrs/day… in exchange, you will receive FREE camping, as well as FREE daily entrance passes to BVJ (Value of $150/day). We will have shifts open from August 3 – 6, 2017! For more information or to register to volunteer, please contact BDSS at (780) 372-4074. Volunteers must be 8 years of age or older! When calling, please identify which day and what hours you wish to work (early morning, mid day, afternoon/evening) HURRY!! Bashaw Pickleball Club Fastest growing sport in North America! Thursdays from 7-9pm Bashaw Ag Grounds, Main Hall. Pickleball equipment available for first time users! For More Information contact Marg: phone: 780-226-5661 Email: [email protected] Join us for Tai Chi Tai Chi is slow, rhythmic, and meditative body movements designed to enhance relaxation, inner calm, and peace. It helps increase flexibility and balance, and strengthens muscles and tendons. Bashaw Arena, Upstairs Centennial Room Tuesday from 11am-12pm. For information – phone: 780-226-5661

tions feel free to call Karen Fankhanel at (780)781-0998. For Bookings please contact 780-781-6451 Please add us on Facebook at Bashaw Ag Board to stay up to date with events!

Bashaw Curling Club FOR RENT!! The BCC upstairs Lounge and downstairs Ice/Floor are available for rent. Family Reunions, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Showers, Meetings, etc. Bar is also available upon request. To Contact the BCC please call:

Tyler – 1-780-781-6551

Children’s Book Bank WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:  Children’s books for kids aged birth to 12 years old 

Teen or young adult books ages 13- 18 years old


Children’s books printed within the last ten years (2006 - present).


Children’s books in new or gently used condition – no missing covers, torn pages, or pages with colouring/writing on them.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Bashaw & District Victim Services Society would like to thank everyone for their contribution to our 6th Annual Fundraising Gala. We are very grateful to everyone who sponsored, attended, donated & volunteered to help make it such an enjoyable & successful evening!

Dino’s Bar & Grill Annual “Big Buck Night” Write-up and photo courtesy of Valerie Stollee Another enthusiastic group of hunters arrived at Dino’s Bar & Grill on Sunday Evening, December 4th, 2016 for the 11th Annual “Big Buck Night”. As well as hunters, many local people also attended to enjoy the hot roast beef sandwiches with potato salad to warm stomachs as temperatures started to plummet. Along with the 46 Deer racks that incorporate Big Buck Night, Bruce Zimmer and his loyal helpers also measured 3 Moose racks, 1 Elk rack, and some deer sheds and all measuring is done according to Boone & Crockett rules. Enthusiastic hunters gathered around the measuring table to watch the measuring and scoring as the night progressed and once this portion of the evening was completed prizes were handed out. Four cash prizes were awarded to the highest score in each category and every entry following that received a reward from the table that was heaping with wonderful prizes. It was gratifying for all spectators to watch each pleased participant walk to the table to choose something that rewarded their efforts for the year. The Youth Winner was Chase Masson, White Tail Deer, 152 3/8; Ladies Non Typical Mule Deer winner was Kim Sawyer, 188 6/8; Non Typical Mule Deer winner was also Kim Sawyer, 188 6/8; Typical Mule Deer winner was Gilbert Kroetsch, 160 2/8; Typical White Tail Deer winner was Jason Huellbusch, 159 6/8; and the winner for Non Typical White Tail Deer was Ryan Clark with a score of 164 6/8. Shown in the photograph below are the able measuring crew identified from left to right as Mike Hayes (Certified Alberta Scorer), Sheldon Steil, Trent Steil, Mike Spoelder, Bob Hayes (Certified Alberta Scorer), Karl Zimmer (Certified Alberta Scorer), Byran Misner, Aaron Hayes and finally Bruce Zimmer, a Boone & Crockett scorer and Certified Alberta Scorer).

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Meeting Creek Community Centre: Reg Harper 780-781-4239

Village of Donalda Pancake Breakfast and Music Jam 2nd Sunday of each month (Sept-June), 10:00 - 1:00 pm at the “Drop-In Centre” (corner of Main St. & Alberta Ave.) Here’s an opportunity to showcase your musical talent. You provide the entertainment and we’ll treat you to a great breakfast! To book a date contact the Donalda Coulee Friendship Club (listed below) or just “drop in.” Donalda Coulee Friendship Club Drop in each Saturday at the Club for "Coffee, and Fellowship" Where: Drop In Centre on Main St. and Alberta Ave. 1:30pm. - 4pm. We'd love to see you there!! January 23 - 29

Curling Bonspiel

Donalda Community Arts Society If anyone is interested in art classes this winter please contact me at [email protected], stating your media interest all forms of art would be entertained. The Promotions Society is continuing to work on the welcome package for persons and families new to Donalda. The package will include a recent copy of the Chautauqua, 2016 Donalda Tourism & Business Directory, Donalda Lite plus complimentary gifts from local businesses. The success of this venture depends on receiving referrals from our local residents. If you are aware of newcomers to your neighborhood please call Robbie 403-883-2500 with their name, address, and phone number if possible. Thanks.

Ellen Doty Performing January 15, 2017 Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter with a worldclass voice. Her music is rooted in jazz, yet seamlessly incorporates elements of other genres including folk and pop. She released her muchanticipated first full album "Gold" in 2014, which broke the top ten on several jazz charts in Canada and received rave reviews from fans and media alike. She's been touring extensively in Canada over the past two years and is currently working on her sophomore album that is set for release in 2017. She will be joined by amazing pianist Steve Fletcher and special guest 35-time award-winner Eli Bennett from Vancouver on saxophone. For more info: Tickets: see ad below

The Donalda Curling Club has had 2 meetings thus far and renovations to the plant headers and new boards are needed before we can start making ice. We are hoping to start ice making in December, with curling start up in Jan. Bonspiel is Jan 23 -29, 2017. PLEASE GET YOUR RINKS TOGETHER. If you are new to curling and would like to be put on a team, please let Teresa Kneeland, Kim Klatt, Mike & Mary Mueller, or Paul McKay know. Watch for our Caesar Contest /Registration Caesar winner will be our signature drink at the bonspiel! Are you interested in seeing improvements to the Library? The Library is looking for people in the community who would be willing to be on a steering committee and/or member of Friends of the Village of Donalda Library Society. Once this Society is established it would become charitable status and could issue taxable receipts, would be able to fundraise through casinos etc. which would help with Capital Expenditures for the Library. If interested please talk to Naomi the Library Manager. Please email: [email protected] OR leave a message at 403-883-2345 with any questions/ reservations. ABRA (Barrel Racing) 403-883-2721 Becky Dixon Donalda Animal Rescue 403-883-2870 Myra Gauvreau Donalda Beautification Initiative 403-741-8196 Beth Fulton Donalda Cemetery Club 403-883-2811 Donna Dahl Donalda Community Arts Society 403-883-2232 Candice Erickson Donalda Coulee Friendship Club 403-883-2555 Judy Dinsmore Darlene Tantrum 403-883-2253 Friendship Centre is available to rent, they also cater Donalda Curling Club 403-883-2780 Teresa Kneeland Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

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New Opportunity for Recreational Connection to Nature in Central Alberta by Glenys Smith, Project Manager The Canadian Northern Historical Society invites the public to reconnect with Nature and our railway and prairie history. Ian McCallum, a medical doctor and psychiatrist living in Cape Town and author of Ecological Intelligence states “I have a sense of notion that our sense of self of who we are in the world and of where we belong is intimately associated with a deep historical sense of landscape-an ancient memory of origins, of where we are, have come from and the shared survival strategies of all living things.” He also feels we have forgotten our wild heritage of where we have come from and who we are-the human animal. Wendell Berry in his book Our Only World speaks to the nature deficit within our society and the importance of reconnection with Nature. In 2015 interested members of the Canadian Northern Society met to plan and establish Eco-center guidelines, goals and objectives for the Camrose Historic Railway Station and Park and the Meeting Creek Station and Elevator sites. The Society reviewed and included in its present mission statement the following: To engage and stimulate intergenerational activities and their relevance today to include bringing the natural, Cultural and personal history alive by means of relevant events while promoting conservation, restoration of the physical and natural areas in and around these sites. The idea for Meeting Creek was initiated by Karen and Shawn Smith who had visited a similar Canadian Northern 3rd Class Station in Manitoba where the native grassland on the site had been restored and were being interpreted by a biologist. An integral part of the Canadian Northern site facilities is the natural areas that surround them. Interpretation and understanding of the history and natural surroundings area places the structures in the proper context for sustaining them now and in the future. The Camrose site has 13 heritage gardens.

Friday, January 6, 2017 to connect with nature. Public access is by foot, bicycle, horseback, or cross country skiing. No motorized vehicles are allowed. The Canadian Northern Society invites the public to now use the trail for Cross country skiing, winter hike and fat biking during the winter months. The east trail can be accessed from the road running on the north side of the Meeting Creek elevator through the style entering the grassland. The west trail can be accessed from the west side of the road leading into Meeting Creek. Signage will guide you as to the regulations for usage. We ask the public to respect the area and stay on the designated right of way. Take any garbage out with you. Thanks to the wonderful response of volunteers and the community native prairie grasses and flowers have been planted in the grasslands and amendments added to begin soil building and reduce compaction of the soil. A successful Save the Earth Day grade 4/5 curriculum based program was held on June 17, 2016 with 71 children attending and will be repeated in 2017. Our overall intent is to provide healthy recreation opportunities for the immediate and greater community, to teach railway and prairie history and the need for conservation of the area along with its present ecological, geological, and Aboriginal past while contributing to community development. Signage at the grassland entrance covers these topics. The project is ongoing and we welcome new volunteers interested in helping with the grassland, assisting with events or education programs to contact the Canadian Northern Society Phone: 780 672-3099, e-mail [email protected] Follow us on Facebook or Website

Partnerships have been established and the project intent has become holistic in its overall vision to restore and develop a Natural Linear Park through 7 hectors of prairie grassland and 2 km of trail to the underpass of highway 56. This extends the present well developed East Central Alberta Heritage Society Linear Park east to Meeting Creek. At the present time, there are seven sections of the Natural Linear Parks located on abandoned rail beds already owned by the Alberta East Central Heritage Society have been created. The 4 km sections total approximately 25 km. Out of more than 114 km of available right of way between Edberg and Rumsey. These parks are in natural virgin territory and the trails are ecologically important especially to the watershed. They help to preserve wetlands, and provide treed corridors required for a variety of migrating bird’s species and a diverse flora and fauna. They provide an excellent opportunity for the public Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

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Forestburg News Camrose (Meeting Creek) Courtesy of the INFOrestburg newsletter Heritage Railway Station Business Licences and Animal Licences are due no later than Januand Park Events ary 31st, 2017 to avoid a penalty Saturday, January 21

Sunny Boy Bread & Sausage Making.

PLEASE NOTE: The Village of Forestburg Airport 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Learn to makeis now CLOSED effective immediately until the end of April, 2017.Boy Council delicious and nutritious Sunny will be reviewing any comments or concerns about the airport closure in Bread & Homemade Mennonite the spring. Please forward anySausage comments concerns to the Village Ofatorthe Camrose Heritage fice at 780-582-3668 email:[email protected] All Railway Station. Take home acomments loaf of will be forwarded to Council. bread and samples of your sausage.


Bring along a morning snack and

The Forestburg Lions Club has a continued to supportlunch the Village of enjoy complementary of Forestburg for many years. Along with their countless hours of volunhomemade soup and fresh bread. teerism, they put on a BingoWorkshop every Tuesday night by in Donny the Forestburg presented Community Hall. If you are Loewen interestedand in becoming a member Glenys Smith. Cost: please call the Village Office at 780-582-3668 and we will pass your informa$40.00 per person. Register early. tion along to the Lions Club. Web: heritagerailwaystationandpark

Forestburg School Hand Made Paper Making Workshop.

Saturday, January 28

1 pm-4pm. At the Camrose Heritage Courtesy of the school newsletter

Railway Station Maximum of 6 people. Cost $20.00. Come join in creating interesting and unusual handmade paper. We will be doing a series of simple projects using dried flowers for accents and color techniques. All you need to bring is an old large bath towel, additional materials supplied. Workshop presenter Diana Nickel has taught classes at the Devonian Botanic Gardens and Hay Lakes library. Come join the fun. heritagerailwaystationandpark

Saturday, February 11

Saturday, March 18

Communicating with Nature 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. One of the most powerful healing energies we have access to is just being in natural areas. Whether we are just sitting, walking in nature or working with plants and animals we are finding these simple activities are having profound impact not only with our physical health but with our mental health. This workshop will explore the concepts of how natural systems work as well as offer tools to actively communicate with nature allowing us to capture nature’s full potential. Cost $50 heritagerailwaystationandpark Bokashi Composting 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Learn the secrets of this simple and natural composting technique that will change the way you garden. Bokashi composting can effectively compost any type of kitchen waste including meat, egg shells, bones and milk products and turn them into an incredible soil supplement / nutrient. The workshop will consist of a lecture describing the power of bokashi composting

Share your idea… or give away a great idea you don't need. Someone else might make your idea better or come up with a new idea based on yours. Go for karma. It will come back around. - Carolyn Eckert

The Red Deer Marathon Society is pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 Woody's RV Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km is now open. This year’s race will take place on Sunday May 21, 2017. Last year we smashed the attendance record with well over 1500 participants taking part on race weekend, and with your help we can do it again. visit

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Flyers home game 8:30 pm at the Forestburg Multi-use facility

Saturday, January 7

Graduating Class of 2017 bottle drive Starting at 10 am. Thanks everyone for your support!

Saturday, January 14

Thunderstars—Forestburg Novice hockey team tournament The Forestburg team plays at 10 am and 4 pm. There is a concession available and a raffle table. Come out and enjoy some GREAT hockey in Forestburg.

August 3 - 5, 2019

Back to the Burg Forestburg’s 100 Anniversary celebrations

Forestburg Curling Club We are inviting all curlers, whether new or experienced, to join a league this winter. Curling is a great way to stay active and have fun!  Men’s League - Jeff Northey 403-8546546  Mixed League - Ingrid Badry 780-781-1201 The Forestburg Art Club Is proud to present: Kids Art Club every Tuesday from 3:30—5:00pm at the Art Club above the Fire Station. Junior and Senior High students only. Any questions contact Lori Trudeau 780-582-4111.

Bethel United Church 780-582-3796, e-mail Rev. Dianne Crewe. Services start at 9:30 am First Sunday of each month is communion Last Saturday of each month, the Men’s Breakfast (8:30 – 10:00 am.) Find us on Facebook under Forestburg and Alliance United Church Curtain Call Community Theatre Nancy Ambler 780-582-2296 Diplomat Mine Museum Society Ryan Hunting 780-582-3758 District 19 Open Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings every Saturday, 7pm at the Community Baptist Church (4802 47 Ave.) Contact 780-385-6056 for more info Forestburg Aquanauts Tara Sieben 780-582-4252 Forestburg Arena Association Tracy Dietrich 780-889-2259 Forestburg Art Club Val Vincett 780-583-3929 Forestburg Ceramics and/or Pottery Marj Lunty 780-582-2250 Forestburg Clinic Call 780-582-5185 for appointments Mon—Fri. Please confirm that your appointment is for Forestburg as the phone is call forwarded to Daysland clinic on days the Forestburg clinic is not open. Well Baby Clinic Call 780-384-3652 for appt. Forestburg Community Caterers to book, call Charlotte Stenson at 780-582-3787. To volunteer for the Community Caterers please call Rita at 780-582-3811. The profits raised by this group help to support the Forestburg community Hall as well as other Community events. Forestburg Community Centre Reta LeGear 780-582-3811 Forestburg Community (Baptist) Church 385-3607 Sunday Worship starts at 9:00 am with Pastor David Toner. This church is affiliated with the KillamBaptist Church, please visit their website at Forestburg Concert Series Forestburg Curling Club Jeff Northey 780-582-3925 Forestburg Dance Society Linda Welsh 780-582-2408 Forestburg Figure Skating Club Jenn Shigamatsu 780-582-3738 Forestburg Fossils Hockey Jeff Northey 780-582-3925 Forestburg Golf Club Levi McDermott 780-582-3693 Forestburg Historical Society 780-582-2298 Forestburg Lions Club BINGO every Tuesday at the Forestburg Community Hall. Bingo starts at 6:30pm. Come out and try your luck while supporting the Lions Club!! Forestburg Minor Ball Aaron Martz 780-582-4252

Friday, January 6, 2017 Forestburg Thunderstars Minor Hockey Association Karen Cannady 780-385-8795 Forestburg Minor Soccer Forestburg Public Library Marion Oberg Riise 780-582-4110 Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. To find out about our programs, new books, or to renew or request items online: http:// Forestburg Senior Baseball Dale Litke 780-582-4286 Forestburg Slopitch League Jim Andre 780-582-2473 GOOD GRIEF Bereavement Support Group at the Knox United Church, Killam Every Tuesday. To register, contact Helen Samm, Counsellor Flagstaff Family & Community Services (780)385-3976 email: Hastings Coulee Hall Board Shirley Helmig 780-582-2283 Hope Lutheran Church: Worship 11:15 am Pastor Rick Laurendeau 780-582-3531 Pleasington Historical Society Rosemarie Oberg 780-582-2160 Seniors Drop In Centre Open Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Floor curling, cards, Pool, exercises, coffee SOS (Service Options for Seniors) Donna Coombs 780-582-3641 Donna is in Flagstaff County the first full week of each month at the following locations: Forestburg (Big Knife Seniors Centre) Tues. 2-3 Transfer Station accepts:  wet cell batteries  paint and paint cans - aerosol, latex, oil and varnishes  oil filters, empty oil jugs  all electronics (e-waste) The Walter Jahns Singers Gen Dietz 780-582-3612 Valley Ski Club 780-879-2106 Village of Forestburg office hours: Mon—Fri 8:30am—4:30pm Contact us at : Ph (780)582-3668, Fax (780)582-2233, email: [email protected] Visit our website: Find us on facebook under Forestburg Alberta. Council meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. VMA Fitness Consulting Variety of Classes Offered. For more information Vickie Arksey 780-582-3800

Forestburg News Courtesy of the INFOrestburg newsletter Business Licences and Animal Licences are due no later than January 31st, 2017 to avoid a penalty PLEASE NOTE: The Village of Forestburg Airport is now CLOSED effective immediately until the end of April, 2017. Council will be reviewing any comments or concerns about the airport closure in the spring. Please forward any comments or concerns to the Village Office at 780-582-3668 email:[email protected] All comments will be forwarded to Council. The Forestburg Lions Club has continued to support the Village of Forestburg for many years. Along with their countless hours of volunteerism, they put on a Bingo every Tuesday night in the Forestburg Community Hall. If you are interested in becoming a member please call the Village Office at 780-582-3668 and we will pass your information along to the Lions Club. Join us for Adult Colouring every Friday, 2:30pm in the drop-in at Big Knife Villa. Forestburg Golden Age Club Exercise every Tues, Thurs, & Sat mornings at 9:30am Floor curling Wed. at 1:30 pm (2—6 end games) Every Tues. afternoon at 1pm is Bridge day. Come and learn more about the game of King and Queens Everyday is card day, games, pool, and visiting over refreshments beginning at 1:30pm Courtesy of INFOrestburg newsletter

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The Chautauqua A21 Delburne 4H Coal Trail Riders 4-H Horse Club. New members welcome! Meet second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. at Cumberland Hall. Contact Vicky at 403-749-2737. Delburne Gospel Church Sunday Service and Sunday School is 11:00am. Home Bible Studies are on Thursdays at 1:00pm. For more information call 403-749-2211. Delburne Minor Hockey Meets 1st Thursday of the month.

Anthony Henday Historical Society meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Museum. New members welcome. Contact Ray at 403-749-3813 or [email protected] Through the Years 1980-2014: The Updated History of Ardley, Delburne, and Lousana Districts are on sale for $60.00 each and are available from committee members. Copies of the original history book are also available for $60.00. If you wish to purchase a set of the old and new books, the cost of $100.00. For more information please call Janice at 403.749.3011. Centennial Celebration 2013 DVD available for sale at $20.00 each. Call Shelly at the Anthony Henday Museum, 403-749-2711 or call Ray at 403-749-3813. Anthony Henday Museum open July - August, Tues. - Sat. 10 - 4 pm.

Delburne Municipal Library Memberships are only $10.00. Open Tuesday-Friday 11:00am-5:00pm. Wednesday 11:00am-8pm. Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm. Closed Saturdays of a Holiday Weekend.

Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA). This group is open to all community members who want to take action on poverty, and promote a vibrant and prosperous Delburne. For more information on any of these initiatives, or to get involved, contact Diane Gunter at [email protected] or call 403-348-3397

Delburne United Church Worship Service and Sunday School every Sunday at 11:15am. For more information about the Church events or activities please contact Merv [email protected] 403-749-2433. Or join our Delburne United Church Facebook Page. For any Church functions including baptisms, weddings, funerals, and meeting room bookings please contact Carb [email protected] 403-749-3856. Contact Amy Mueller, Minister @ 403-749-3772

Chamber of Commerce New members welcome! Call Dave at 403749-2595.

Delburne Moms & Tots Contact Linda 403-304-4408 or Jayne 403749-3380 for information. Delburne Pottery Club New members welcome. For more information call Verna Allison 403-749-2003 or Norma Clark 403-747-2956. Delburne Summer Youth Program Activities for students Kindergarten - Gr. 12. Check out

Collins Community Center To book hall contact Vina 403-749-3911

ELKS Meet 2nd Monday of the month at 8:00pm. Contact Roy Jamieson at 403-749-2058.

Cumberland Hall to book the hall for your next gathering, please contact Ada & Gerry Linneberg at 403-749-2525.

Harvest Gym Located in Delburne Centralized School. Call 403-7493838 for hours of operation and membership information.

Delburne Aging Well Society Contact Kathy Faulk at 403-749-2590.

Haunted Lakes Pony Club for youths ages 6-21 who are interested in learning the discipline of English riding through lessons in Dressage, Jumping, Rally and Eventing. You can enjoy camps, clinics, stable management and quiz competition through-out the year. Contact Peter van Elmpt - 403-318-4563, [email protected], or

Delburne & District Ag Society Contact Lance Cochrane 403-749-2700. Delburne & District Light Horse Association A fun, family oriented horse club that participates in cattle penning & gymkana events throughout the summer. New members welcome. Contact Bonnie Stephenson 403-749-3434.

Lab Services Every Monday & Wednesday morning from 8:30am. to 12 noon at the Elnora Health Centre. Drop in services only.

Delburne Community Choir If interested call Mary 403-749-2039

Meals on Wheels For more information call Carol at 403-749-3654

Delburne Community Hall For bookings please call Kerri Dickinson 403-749-3630 or 780-505-2558.

Off lease dog park is open for public use! Please no vicious or uncontrollable dogs. The only opening for this facility is on the north side of the fence. Please clean up after your dogs so it stays clean for everyone.

Delburne Curling Club Contact Louise Smith at 403-749-3898 Delburne Drop In Centre Crib on Mondays at 1:30 pm. All welcome. Contact Betty at 403-749-2035 for more information. Delburne Family & Community Support Services (FCSS): Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 4:30pm Village Office FCSS provides and promotes preventative social initiatives that enhance the social well-being of individuals, families and/or the community. These services include information and referrals, workshops, presentations & programs for all ages. For further information contact Carol Kihn, Community Worker 403.749.3654 or email [email protected] Delburne Farmers Market Every Wednesday afternoon from June to September, at 4-7pm at the Delburne Community Hall. For more information see our Farmers Market page under Special Events or contact Amy at 403-740-9312 to become a Vendor.

Royal Canadian Legion Meetings are every second month. Contact John McLeod at 403-749-2277 for more information. Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion Meet 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Contact: Jeanette 403-749-3787 Village Office Hours Mon - Thurs 9 am – 4:30 pm (closed 12-1 pm), Fridays 9:00 - 12:00 pm CLOSED afternoon. Council meetings 2nd. and 4th. Tuesday of the month at the Delburne Village Office. Signs To have your event promoted, forward details to the Village Office in person or phone 403-749-3606. Cemetery please contact the Village Office at 403-749-3606. Public Works 403-749-3607 Dry Dump: Tuesday: 3 pm to 6 pm, Saturday: 9 am to 1 pm The dry dump is available for use by BOTH Village & County residents. Well-Baby Immunization Clinics Held at the Delburne Village Office by appointment only. Call Elnora Health Centre at 403-773-3636 for appointment.

Delburne Figure Skating Club (DFSC) Offers CanSkate, Star Skate, Powerskating and Syncro Skating. For more info call 403-749-2700. Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

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Events & Activities Amazing Christmas Lights Everyone welcome to come tour! Dec 10 to Jan 8, 6pm—10pm, Directions: 2 miles north on Hwy 21 from Hwy 595 intersection. 3.5 miles east. RgRd 382. Vi & Ron MacDonald 403-749-2639 January 12 - 15

Ladies Bonspiel

Saturday, January 21

Delburne & District Light Horse Association Annual General Meeting at 7 pm at the Delburne Centralized School - enter through main doors on west side.. 4 Executive and 3 Board of Director positions to be voted on.

January 23 - 29

Open Farmers Bonspiel

March 4 & 5

2nd Annual Physic & Wellness Show Presented by Himmel Sent. Delburne Hall. Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm. Vendors: Pre-Register and Hold your spot for this Amazing Event. Cost $125 Includes 8' Table, Power Available. Limited Spots Available. Setup Friday evening 6pm to 9pm. Complete the online Form Here

Taxes can be…  Paid monthly by automatic withdrawal or cheque. To sign up, please contact the Village Office before January 15, 2017.  Receive a 4% discount for paying in full before January 31, 2017. The amount will be the previous years amount as taxes are not out until mid–May. Pickleball is held Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30pm in the Small Gym at the Delburne School. A $2.00 drop-in fee will be charged and racquets are provided for those who don’t have one. Anyone 14 and over is welcome to come and join! Come out and see this exciting new sport to Delburne! BEGINNER POTTERY CLASSES begin in October, one weekday morning a week for 8 weeks in our Delburne Pottery Studio. For

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Delburne Centralized School Phone: 403-749-3838


Dec. 26 - Jan 6

Christmas Break

Thursday, January 26

PAC Meeting 6:30pm

Tuesday, January 31

Semester Break (no school for students) PAC Casino

Wednesday, February 1

Semester 2 begins PAC Casino

Delburne School Parent Advisory Committee is looking for volunteers to help work at our first ever casino! The casino dates are Tuesday, January 31st and Wednesday, February 1st in Red Deer. Please help support our school by lending a hand. Just call Carmen at 403.348.1550 or email at [email protected] to help out! DCS would like to thank Gordon Neilson for donating his time to cook his delicious Elephant Ears during P/T Conferences. Profits of $160.00 were donated to STARS Air Ambulance. DCS Staff would also like to thank PAC for providing the fabulous supper during conference night. We really appreciate your efforts! The Yearbook Committee would like to extend a huge Thank You to everyone who purchased the gorgeous poinsettias. We sold 39 plants! Brush, Brush, Brush! During the month of November Image Dental Care of Red Deer, sponsored a Brush to Win contest. To promote the importance of brushing their teeth daily, students in K-3 were asked to record on a calendar, each time they brushed their teeth. At the end of the month, students who brought back their completed calendars, were entered into a draw for a t-shirt and grand prize, a piggy bank containing 30 shiny loonies. T-shirt winners were Jason Andre, Hayden Zimmer, Daphne Hansen, Niles Pyne, Keysha Hahn and grade 1 teacher, Mrs. Smith. The grand prize winner of the bank was Blake Beard. Congratulations and keep on brushing! (below, left) The Scholastic Book Fair has come and gone with another huge success! We surpassed our goal of $2500 and reached a total of $3387.45! A portion of this will go towards new books and furniture for the Library. The winner of the Family Event Draw with the prize of $25 worth of books for both the winner and the winner’s teacher was Kaylin Eide in Mr. Unterschultz’s grade 6 class. The winner of the “Guess How Many Pages” contest was Anika Neilson in grade 7 with one number off the correct number of 358 pages. Her prize was a book of her choosing from the Book Fair. Congratulations to the winners! I would like to thank everyone that came out to support the Book Fair this year and I look forward to the next one! Ms. Jackson, Librarian WE Club Update We wrapped gifts at Bower Mall for CAWES. After the mall, WE students went shopping for fair trade products at Ten Thousand Villages! Also, forty-four Rafiki bracelets were sold at school, with profits going to a variety of Kenyan projects. The WE Club is very excited about their ongoing projects and want to thank everyone for their support! Tracy Ray and Trisha Simpson

Eventually, regardless of what you choose to do, you will end up having the experiences you came here for… even when you're taking every back road and “wrong turn.” - Colette Baron-Reid

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Delburne Municipal Village ofLibrary Delburne Council Delburne Minutes Curling Club Located on Main Street 403-749-3848

Librarian: Judy Nicklom

Email address:[email protected] Website: Tuesday-Friday: 11 - 5 pm Wednesday 11 - 8 pm Saturday 11– 2 pm Services available at our library include: access to public computers, Wi Fi, printing, copying, faxing and scanning. Reduced rates for bulk printing and copying. Donations of small kitchenware such as slow cookers, blenders and fondue sets, other small household items, camping /hiking and exercise gear would be appreciated to establish and build up our Equipment Loaning Library. At present, we have a Thermal Leak Detector, a Kill A Watt meter, 2 Kobo e-readers and a Digital Voice Recorder available for loaning. Bulk printing and copying available. We can meet your printing and copying needs at the library with our new improved equipment! We offer reduced rates for bulk jobs. Do you have a talent, skill or unusual pet to share? Volunteer at the library, it's a wonderful way to support your community. Advertise your (not for profit) event on our video notice board. Membership has it’s privileges With your membership, you have access to limitless print materials for all ages. If you don't see it at our library, we can borrow it from any library in Canada. E-books and eaudiobooks are also available. Read magazines and newspapers from around the world on line! We have 5 public computers with wireless internet, or you can bring in your own and sign in as a library guest. You can borrow DVD's for a week at no charge. Print, copy, fax and laminating services for a small fee.

Delburne Gospel Church At the end of each month we will again be holding a Potbless. If you would like to come for lunch and need a ride please call us the week prior to the end of the month. We would like to extend a warm invitation to anyone wanting to join us on Sunday mornings for Service or Sunday School. Sunday Morning Service begins at 11AM Sunday School begins at 11:20 AM If you have questions concerning our ministries please, call: 403-749-2211 or 403-749-3708 or 403-749-2699

Delburne United Church The United Church has been involved in many projects over the years for the good of the church and to help out in the community. Our doors open at 10:30 on Sunday mornings where the ladies offer coffee and conversation before the 11:15 service.  

Moms and Tots every Wed. 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Communion 1st Sunday of each month - All welcome

For more information about the Church events or activities please contact Merv [email protected] 403-749-2433. Or join our Delburne United Church Facebook Page. For any Church functions including baptisms, weddings, funerals, and meeting room bookings please contact Carb [email protected] 403-749-3856. Contact Amy Mueller, Minister @ 403-7493772 “All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome, in this place.”

The Curling Club would host a Learn to Curl day or weekend if there is enough interest shown. Please let us know if you would like to do this. Call the rink at 403-749-3855 and leave a message. League play will be starting in mid-October and will be as follows: Monday—Ladies League Tuesday—Seniors League Wednesday—Men League Thursday—Super League (season over on Dec. 22/16) Friday—Open to suggestions? Mixed/family? Afternoon league if interest shown. EVERYONE WELCOME!

Three Hills RCMP investigate fatal collision on Highway 21 Three Hills RCMP are investigating after a stolen truck was involved in a fatal collision this morning near Delburne. At approximately 11:00 a.m. on Dec. 19, a Dodge Ram pick-up truck was travelling southbound on Highway 21 at the Delburne entrance when it crossed the centre line and entered the opposite ditch. The driver of the truck brought the vehicle back onto the road where it entered into on-coming traffic and collided with a northbound S.U.V. The driver of the S.U.V., a 61- year-old male was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. A female passenger in the S.U.V. was also transported to hospital with serious injuries. The 25-year-old man and 46-year-old man from the Dodge Ram left on foot and were brought back by witnesses to receive medical attention. They were also taken to hospital for injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. Traffic was re-routed around the collision scene for several hours today. Three Hills RCMP and the RCMP Collision Analyst are continuing to investigate with assistance from Red Deer General Investigation Section.

How Many Rolls of Wallpaper? Author Unknown A young woman decided to redecorate her bedroom. She wasn't sure how many rolls of wallpaper she would need, but she knew that her friend from next door had recently done the same job and the two rooms were identical in size. "Buffy," she said, "How many rolls of wallpaper did you buy for your bedroom?" "Ten," said Buffy. So the young woman bought the ten rolls of paper and did the job, but she had 2 rolls leftover. "Buffy," she said. "I bought ten rolls of wallpaper for the bedroom, but I've got 2 leftover!" "Yes," said Buffy. "So did I."

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Willow-Valley Presbyterian Church (located on Hwy 595)

Worship Service - 10am Sundays Cowboy Church - 10am 2nd Sunday of month For more information call 403-749-2525

Collins Community Centre is available to rent! Recent renovations include a new kitchen and bathrooms. Also, there is a large green area for camping. This would be ideal for family reunions, campouts or children’s parties. Please call Vina at 403-749-3987 for more information and rental rates.

Great Bend News Great Bend Church of Christ (apx. 6 km. north from intersection of Hwy. 21 & Hwy. 595) Worship Service - 10:15 a.m. Sundays Bible Study - Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. For more info. call Verna @ 403-749-2003 or Judy @ 403-749-2000 Great Bend Community Centre information and bookings Lynn Williams 403-350-1156

The U.S. and its giant step into the past By Graeme Decarie In World War Two, the uncle of Prince Phillip was captain of a destroyer - and a naval officer of no particular distinction. Indeed, some would say he was over his head as a destroyer captain. Despite that, Churchill put him in charge of the planning for the Dieppe raid. His planning was a disaster for which Canadians suffered heavily. But, amazingly, he was soon skyrocketed in promotion to become commander of all British forces in India, then Admiral of the Fleet. In none of these tasks did he distinguish himself. So why on earth was he promoted to them in the first place? Because he was a nobleman, Earl Mountbatten, grandson of Queen Victoria. Whoopee. In the Britain of his time, a title meant everything. It was assumed that those born with titles, were natural leaders of the rest of us common folk. As a result, some stunning asses became generals of the army, ambassadors, colonial governors. Some did have greatness in their backgrounds way, way back. Very often the first one of the noble line had won his title by brilliant service on the battlefield or in diplomacy. But not all virtues of sire pass on to the children. In fact, most of the aristocracy had become very ordinary people, indeed. But they still clung to the pretensions and expectations and their sense that they should rule. It was a form of racism. They saw the common people as inferior to them. And they saw themselves as gifted at birth with the right and the talent to lead. In the twentieth century, a British writer (P.G. Wodehouse) would make a fortune out of this pretentious and conceited lot with his humorous writings about them - notably the Jeeves stories. But just as we got rid them, they are replaced by a new group that sees

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Glenellen Community Centre Scrapbooking every Thursday evening at 7 PM Call Doris 403 886 4108 or Jeannine 403 886 4829 for more info. Glenellen Community Center is available "'for rentals for family reunions, birthdays, courses, etc. We're located on the corner of range road 254 and township road 360 near Pine Lake. The centre sits on a 2 acre site. On the grounds we have a ball diamond, picnic area with fire pit, and two horseshoe pits. We are wheelchair accessible and have two washrooms. For more info call...Michelle Koster 403-227-1521, Suzanne Hawkes 403-391-9021 or Sharon Dreeshen 403-598-4160

Pine Lake Happenings Boomtown Trail Quilt Guild Meetings second Wednesday of each month at Pine Lake Hub at 6:30pm. Quilters welcome to join! Sewing Days, Retreat weekends, and charitable participation. Ghost Pine 40+ Club Potluck Supper and Meeting 1st Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Pine Lake Hub. Holy Trinity Church Service Sunday mornings 11:15 a.m. Pine Lake Hub Community Centre  Carpet Bowling 1st Tuesday of every month afternoon & evening, Mondays for the rest of the month.  General Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Pine Lake Mom’s & Tot’s Every other Thursday at the Pine Lake Hub. Contact Jayne at 403-749-3380 for information. Pine Lake Singers meet every Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M. at the Pine Lake Hub Community Centre. All Newcomers are welcome. itself gifted, privileged with a right to leadership, and superior to all others by family inheritance. Just as we have been getting over the aristocrats, the multi-billionaires have taken over the reins. That's where Trump comes from. Take a look at the members he is appointing to his government. Most are the same type. Based on birth, they believe in their superiority and in their right to exercise superiority over us lesser folk. They are genetically superior to us. (In fact, most of them began with inherited money. They are not a particularly bright lot. And their only sense of society is that it is inferior to them.) Democracy in the U.S. has been shaky for a long time as the superwealthy ruled through buying the politicians (like Hillary Clinton). Now the billionaires have taken the extra step into the past as they 'come out' to declare themselves the new aristocracy. Get ready for a new world which looks lot like an old one we thought we were rid of.

Try giving up for a day or two. Do you feel relief? Then the project wasn't right. Itching to get back at it? Maybe it still has legs... - Carolyn Eckert

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The Chautauqua A25 Elnora Playschool Monday and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 am in the Kindergarten Room at the Elnora School. Teacher: Shelley Lawrence. For more info, call Tina 403-773-3171

AA meetings Mondays in the Elnora Anglican Church basement at 8:30 pm. 1st Monday is open AA & Al-Anon meeting. Ag Society meets 4th Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Black Dragon Martial Arts Lousana Offering Kids and Adult Karate for all ages and fitness levels. Introducing Kick Boxing for all ages and all fitness levels. Contact Sheri at 403.749.3701 for more information! Buffalo Rock Golf Course open:  Ladies Monday evenings starting at 5:15 pm  Men's Thursday evenings starting at 6:00 pm  Senior's Friday mornings starting at 9:30 am Buried Treasures: Vol. I and II available. Call Betty Mose at 403773-3990 or Ruth Cheek at 403-773-3583 for further information. Churches: Sunday mornings Anglican 3rd Sun. Holy Communion with Reverend Sandusky 10:30 Community Sunday School 10:00 a.m. at the Elnora Drop-In Centre. Contact Patricia at 587-877-0881. Elnora Community Church non-denominational church, everyone welcome. Services 2nd and Last Sunday of each month at 11:00 AM. Elks meet 1st Thursday at 8 p.m. Elnora Book Club We welcome new members anytime. Remember, you need not commit to anything and we have no strict rules: phone 403 755 6305. Elnora Car Wash – Coffee Shop and Neighbourhood Place. Closed Friday at 6 pm and Saturdays. Elnora Community Hall and Elnora Ag Centre, call Village of Elnora 403-773-3922, office hours 9:30 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Elnora Drop-In COFFEE: Monday to Friday, 9:00a.m. and 3p.m. CARDS & GAMES: - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1:30p.m. POT LUCK: First Friday of each month at noon. JAM SESSIONS: - First & Third Fridays of each month. COWBOY CHURCH: 2nd & last Wed. of the month at 7 pm Everyone welcome to all events. Should you require further information, please call (403)773-2137 or (403)773-3670.     

Elnora FCSS Office Hours: Monday - Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. For information on any Elnora FCSS program please call Sheila Gongaware or Janina Jewell at 403.773.3920 or email [email protected] Like us on Facebook @ ‘Elnora and District FCSS’ Elnora Museum Tours if someone wants to make an appointment to see it, contact: Pat Frew at 403-773-3105, Freda Cheek at 403-7733629 or Betty Mose 403-773-3990. We meet at the museum on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10AM. We also have coffee and ice cream on Friday afternoons! Do you have an extra hour at that time? Would you like to join in? We always welcome interested people! A membership to the Elnora Museum will cost you ONLY $10.00 per year. Your yearly donation of $10.00 will go a long way towards helping us reach our goals for 2016. Please mail your $10.00 membership fee to: Elnora Museum Box 573 Elnora, AB T0M 0Y0. THANK YOU FOR HELPING KEEP OUR STORIES ALIVE!

Elnora Public Library: Wanda Strandquist, Library Manager Phone: 403-773-3966 Website: Email: [email protected] Facebook: Monday 9:30 to 1:00 pm Tuesday 3:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday 9:30 to 1:00 pm Friday 3:00 to 8:00 pm. Membership is $10.00 per year which includes everyone in the household. Services provided: colour copy, fax, laminate, photograph printing. Library has 6 public computers Elnora Quilters Group Crafts & Quilting Tuesdays: Everyone is invited to craft or quilt between the hours of 9:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Hope you can come. For further information phone Linda Wilson at 403773-3535 Elnora School of Dance Classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop/jazz funk. Preschool and up. Everyone welcome. Check out our web page at for more details. Lab Hours Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Elnora Community Health Centre. Baby Immunization Clinic Every Thursday morning, 10 am to 12:30 at the Elnora Community Health Center Well Baby Clinic every Thursday morning 8:30 - 12:30 pm at the Elnora Community Health Centre. Legion meets 1st Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Music for Young Children FREE Piano Lesson Call now to book your Free "TRY IT" piano lesson. Call Lori Scott for more info about this excellent music program 403 773 3111 Neighbourhood Place Contact Tina Ward at 403-773-3171. Hours of Operation 8am to 3pm Monday–Friday. We are on Facebook! Preschooler Program for Parents/Caregivers and little ones ages 0 - 6. FREE Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 12:00 PM in the back of the Library – activities will include story time, singing, rhyming, crafts and snacks Royal Purple meets 2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Rural Boys and Girls Clubs meet Thursdays behind the Elnora Library from 3:30 - 8:30 p.m. If you have any ideas about how to encourage the youth of Elnora to be involved in positive activities, events or pursuits, please come and help out with your own talents. The Village of Elnora Visit Village Council meets 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 pm.

You will only be remembered for two things: the problems you solve or the ones you create. - Mike Murdock

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Elnora Events Saturday, January 14

2017 Winter Festival Elnora Hotel Outside Patio. Everyone is welcome FREE! SLEIGH RIDES FROM: 2 - 4 PM FREE: hot dogs and hot chocolate provided by the Elnora Hotel. BRING: your Christmas tree to burn. FIRE WORKS to follow

Wednesday, January 18

Elnora & District Pioneer Club AGM 10AM

Friday, January 20

Gab Session A great opportunity to find out what's going on in and around Elnora for the next few months. What's happening in YOUR world? Elnora Community Hall 2 PM

Saturday, January 21

Bizarre Market 10 - 4 pm at Elnora Community Hall. This is a flea-type market!! Vendors of all sorts are welcome! Down sizing & Don't want to wait for warmer weather? Have a home based business? Do you have handmade items? Do you love to bake? See, the possibilities are endless here! $10/table, maximum of 3 tables. for more information please contact Jessica Jackson Cell: 403-506-7504 Email: [email protected]

February 6-11

Mens/Ladies Curling Bonspiel

Saturday, March 11

Elnora and District Agricultural Society Dinner Concert Elnora Community Hall. Doors open at 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm. Show 8:00 pm Cost $35.00 per ticket, our performing artists are: The Travelling Mabels ~ a must see show ~ 3 generation trio of folk/country singers and songwriters perform original and well-known songs with awesome harmonies, spunk, spirit and humour.

Elnora Curling Club Our new executive for the 2016/17 curling season is Dean Jones, President, Denise Roberts, Treasurer, and Helena Smith, Secretary. We are planning on hosting our 3 annual bonspiels, Feb 6-11 will be our Mens/Ladies and the Seniors and Mixed Bonspiel dates have not been decided yet. The Daytime Rockers League will start on Jan 2nd and the Mixed League will start on Jan 3rd. To register your team fort he Daytime Rockers, please call Hazel at 403.773.3130 and Denise Roberts for the Mixed League at 403.773.3984. The curling club is please to have Marleah providing concession services again, so lunch will be available to curlers and community members starting Jan 2nd at noon. Elnora and District Museum News The Museum Committee plans to finish the west side of the building with rough cut lumber in order for it to blend in with the front. As this will be a fairly costly project, we are asking for a little financial help from interested community members. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Please call Freda Cheek at 403-773-3629 or Betty Mose at 403-773-3990 for more information on this. A display cabinet, donated by Rick Cloutier, will soon be set up in the Village Office. We look forward to putting artifacts in it. Check it out and be sure to come to the Museum to see more. Sharon Barnes' daughters, Pat Christensen and Kathy Tucker, have given an 8' x 12' garden shed to the Museum. Thanks to Nick Silbernagel's efforts, it now sits on the south end of the outside display area. With "some" fixing, lots of elbow grease, and donated materials, we

Friday, January 6, 2017 hope to have it ready to use as a much needed storage area in the spring. Elnora does have an Anglican Church! St. David’s has been here for many years. We have a service on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 10:30am—noon. The service is followed by a coffee and snack session (potluck). You don’t have to be Anglican to attend, All are welcome. These sessions are lively with lots of conversation around the table—usually lots of fun! We have an ordained minister and usually an organist. We also have communion. It is a great place to meet and get to know people. Upcoming events: St. Patricks Day Supper. Elnora Drop-In In Danger of Closing! Volunteers required for a new Executive at our Annual General Meeting Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., as the current executive have mostly served 3 years, and it is time for some new people to have an input. We welcome new members for an annual fee of $10.00. The aim of the Club is to provide for the recreational enjoyment of seniors and to promote and afford an opportunity for friendly and social activities. We currently serve coffee 5 days a week at 10:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. We play cards on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. We have Potlucks the first Friday of each month at 12 noon and Jam sessions the first and third Friday of each month at 1 p.m. We hold a New Years Eve Dinner and Dance each year. WE NEED YOU!!! PLEASE COME FORWARD! If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Roy (403) 773-3118 or Mary Ann (403) 773-2137.

Elnora School Dec 24 — Jan 8


EARTH CLUB 2017 Our first meeting will be in January 2017. We are very excited for a fun filled club that will be focusing on plants and our earth. See you in 2017!!! Mrs.Wilson

Trochu Valley School Courtesy of the school staff via the newsletter Phone: 403-442-3872 Email: [email protected] Web Site: Monday, January 9

Classes resume

Tuesday, January 17

Social 30 Diploma Part A

Tuesday, January 24

Social 30 Diploma Part B

Wednesday, January 25

Math 30-1 Diploma

Thursday, January 26

Biology 30 Diploma

Monday, January 30

Last Day of Semester 1 Trochu Valley School Parent Council Meeting 7:00 pm in the Common Area. Every Trochu Valley School Parent is a member of Tro-Val’s Parent Council and if you would like to volunteer to help please contact any of the executive or leave your name with the school office.

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Friday, January 6, 2017 Tuesday, January 31

Professional Development Day no school for students

Monday, February 27

Trochu Valley School Parent Council Meeting 7:00 pm in the Common Area.

Saturday, May 27

Grad 2017

We have had a great year so far. We have more parents attending meetings and providing wonderful feedback. Over the last couple of months, Parent Council has made many donations to many different events and items: 1- Provided each student at Tro-Val with an agenda/ communication book 2 -$800.00 towards Jr. A & B Volleyball and Basketball Teams. 3 - $1000.00 donation to the Scream program 4 - $630.00 to Home Ec Room for new Kitchen Aide Mix Masters 5 - Grade 10 Award We have provided bussing for the following events: 1 - Career Transitions students to learn about safe food handling and customer service at Cross Iron Mills on October 11th. 2 - Cosmetology Class to ABA Hair Show in Calgary on October 3rd. If your team/class is in need of some essential items or funding for field trips. Please join us at a Parent Council meeting with a letter of what you are requesting. If you don't ask we can't help! Next Parent Council Meeting is January 30th @ 7 pm. Hope to see you then! Thanks, Jana Kober A Huge HATS OFF to our Santa’s helpers. Thank you to Mackenzie Anderson for taking Santa Pictures at the Arboretum Christmas Market. Each year students from Trochu Valley School donate their time and talent to take the pictures at this market. Their time and support of this project is greatly appreciated..

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Trochu Valley School Donates Generously to Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child...Thank you to the elementary students and the staff that participated in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign again this year. The Elementary Student Council helped Mrs. Benedict pack 35 shoeboxes for needy children in impoverished countries. Everything from personal hygiene supplies to toys were donated and used to fill the boxes. Numerous items were also taken to the “Shoebox Hospital” at the warehouse in Calgary where the boxes are sorted and then shipped. Close to $100.00 was also donated to help with the shipping of the boxes to the countries! We had a little contest to see which classroom could donate the most items. The Kindergarten class did an amazing job and were our top donors! The Grade 3 & 4 class were our runners up! Thank you again for making a difference in 35 kids lives!

Trochu & District Saturday, June 10

Jordan Frere brings Reptiles to School On November 9, Trochu Valley Elementary had the pleasure of learning about the habitats, diets and different facts about one Bearded Dragon and two types of Geckos! Very cool!! Thank You Jordan for sharing all of your knowledge with us!!

Three Hills Victim Services 14th Annual Steak and Lobster Dinner Steak OR Lobster $50, Steak AND lobster $60. Tickets available at Balkwill’s Pharmacy, Knievel Insurance, Servus Credit Union Elnora, Delburne Village Office.


2nd & 4th Friday, 10 am-12:30, St. Mary’s Health Centre, 403-773-3636

This years Cookie Dough Fundraiser was a tremendous success! Jr./ Sr. High together raised a total of $5850.00. Great work!!!

The Town website has several links at:

Huge thank you to Ron Watmough from Ron’s Gas and Wash in Three Hills for the donation of one Christmas Tree to be decorated by our leadership group and displayed throughout the Christmas season!

Trochu Valley School’s Remembrance Day service (top right) was well attended by community members, VIP’s, Veterans, staff and students. Troval students participated in a variety of performances including the poppy parade, monologues and poetry. Music was provided by the Grade 8 Band, Clara Aellen played Bagpipes with her instructor Marion McLetchie, grades 3, 4 and 5 sang “Nova Scotia Farewell,” and Michelle Hoppins provided remembrance with The Last Post and Reveille. A special thanks to Mr. Rob Hammel, Mr. Bruce Campbell, Mayor Barry Kletke, Mr. & Mrs. Paul and Jean Frere and our student Cadets for participating in the service. This Remembrance Day service would not have been possible without the help and coordination of Mrs. Stacey Davis. Thank you very much to all of you that supported our recent Scholastic Book Fair! It was a great success and I appreciate your support. We raised $1,280 to go towards new books in our library. The students will see new books on the shelves shortly! Working together with the Parent Council was a great success also as many of your children earned credits to spend at the Book Fair. Your support is greatly appreciated! Boris San Pedro won the guessing game "How much treasure was in the treasure chest." He got to pick one free book. Wyatt Zarazun won the family draw from parent teacher interview night. He won $25 of books for himself and $25 for his classroom. Congratulations winners!! Thanks, Hannah Briscoe

AA Meeting Wednesdays 7:00 pm 403-442-2162 Communities In Bloom meets periodically 403-442-2012 Huxley 4H Beef Club 3rd Monday 7:00 pm 403-631-2383 Huxley Community Association 1st Tuesday 7:30 pm 403-442-2028 Kneehill KidSport 3rd Tuesday 7:30 pm 403-443-3800 St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm 403-442-3130 Take Off Pounds Sensibly every Thursday at 8:45 am 403-442-2281 Torrington Lion’s Club 2nd Tuesday 8:00 pm 403-631-2101 Torrington Tourism Action Society 3rd Monday 7 pm 403-631-3931 Trochu Arboretum Society 4th Tuesday 403-598-1096 Trochu Catholic Women’s League 4th Wednesday 403-442-3820 Trochu Chamber of Commerce 1st Monday 8:00 am 403-442-2703 Trochu & District Museum 3rd Thursday 7:30 pm 403-442-3935

Why do we make our most important plans and decisions at the point in the project when we have the least amount of information? - Kenny Rubin

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Humble Beginnings As the stairwell was so old and narrow there was nowhere for Jayne to go except backwards. To her, it felt like she was falling in slow motion. Various thoughts raced through her mind as she descanted to the steps: What was Todd’s last thought as he crashed into the train? Did his life flash before his eyes as some people claim happens? Why isn’t MY life flashing before my eyes? Jim Jr. ASSURED me they checked and there was nothing here. Where is a hero when you need rescued? How long will it take for someone to find me? Is my underwear clean enough? What am I wearing right now, and why can’t I remember? What did I run into? It felt like a...body!? I wish Dan was here! Do I scream and wake Monique, or not? Am I going to die? “OUCH!” Jayne’s whole body was jarred when her butt and elbows collided with the hard cement stairs. Before she could stop herself, she slid down a couple of steps. Her only consolation, if it was a consolation, was that she was so close to the bottom of the staircase, and whatever (whomever?) she ran into didn’t seem to be around any more as she could feel a slight draft so the closet door must be open. “I should have grabbed a flashlight,” Jayne mumbled as she gingerly eased to her feet, one hand extended in front of her just in case there was still something in the stairwell with her, but she didn’t feel anything except empty air. No doubt her bruises would sport new bruises on top of them. She’d have to wait till she could turn on a light to see if her elbows were bleeding from her brief slide. They sure stung, but didn’t seem to be wet. Hard to believe that even being a bit of a tomboy, and her unconventional upbringing, she had never broken a bone or gotten beat up, or seriously hurt. In fact, she had more bruises this past week than in her entire life! “If this was J.J.’s idea of a joke, I’ll wring his neck,” Jayne continued muttering to herself as she assessed her condition. She was tender, but seemed no worse for wear, and she was definitely alive. She debated her next course of action. Should she head back upstairs or continue forward? “I don’t care if the guys are sleeping, I’m turning a light on,” Jayne muttered to herself to distract herself from the pain, which seemed more intense than any she’d ever felt before. Did she break something after all? Or was it just because of she had been through so much and hadn’t healed from the first set of bruises? “I need to soak in a hot tub...for at LEAST an hour...and a week long holiday!” Jayne reached the bottom step and slowly inched her way forward. Nothing was on the floor so that meant that whatever she had bumped into was probably a living person, and not a dead body, or an inanimate item. Her outstretched hand determined the closet door was indeed open. While that meant someone? had been in the stairwell with her, it made things easier for her as the only way to open the door from the stairwell was to find a tiny hook on the back of the door and twist it while simultaneously pushing with one’s shoulder. The way she felt, Jayne doubted she would have been able to push the door hard enough. The thought suddenly crossed her mind that if someone had been in the stairwell, with the doors open, Jayne should have seen even the faintest glimmer of light from the street lights, just as whomever coming up would have seen a hint of the light from the kitchen stove behind her descending figure. Jayne froze. She hadn’t seen any light, and still couldn’t see any, so that meant the main door to the closet was closed. She may have been bouncing on the

Friday, January 6, 2017 stairs, and talking to herself, but she should have heard the door closing because its hinges squealed louder than the trapdoor's, and since the trapdoor had stuck she knew Jim Jr. and the others hadn’t been oiling any hinges during their earlier adventures. She held her breath? Was there someone else in the closet. It wasn’t that big, yet standing just in the stairwell doorway she couldn’t stretch out her hand and touch the main closet door. Jayne struggled to remember what could be in her path. The narrow closet was designed with shelves on both sidewalls. Nothing was stored right in front of the back wall/door in case of the need for an emergency exit from the apartment. The hose for the built-in vacuum system - considered a frivolous expense by the Mayor even though he had never vacuumed the library (or anywhere else for that matter) in his life and the unit was installed for free - hung on the back of the closet door, another sound she should have heard when the door closed as it rattled a bit when the door moved. Jayne struggled to remember if there were any boxes on the floor. Would they still be there, or had the guys moved them? She took a breath as quietly as she could. She couldn’t hear anyone else breathing, but that didn't mean anything. If Jasper Winterbloom was in the closet with her it wouldn’t surprise her in the slightest if he was wearing some sort of oxygen mask, though, you’d think she’d hear that too. If someone was in the closet with her, where were Jim Jr. and Dan? Were they okay, or knocked out? Would screaming bring them running, or would it just hasten whatever was going to happen to her? Jayne felt like a sitting duck. Whomever was waiting knew she was there - first bumping into her, then hearing her talking to herself, but mostly because they could probably see her as their eyes would be adjusted to the darkness better than Jayne’s. She didn’t know what to do. She couldn’t stand there forever, but there was no way she could get back upstairs fast enough without getting caught, if the person wanted to stop her. Yet, there was no way she could get past someone, if there was someone there, and out the door without running right into them. She eased another breath into her lungs. What was the person waiting for? If they were going to do something to her why hadn’t they already? And if they weren’t going to do anything, why were they still there.? Dare she grab something off the shelves for a weapon? Was there anything that would work? A roll of toilet paper wouldn't do any damage, or stop someone, nor would a Kleenex box. She might be able to stop someone with a squirt of window cleaner, but since she’d only have one chance, she needed to know exactly where the person was standing., and hope their eyes weren’t covered. Jayne knew the broom was by the door, and too far away to be any good to her. She also imagined the razzing she was going to get from the guys, Tommy and Jim too, if they found out she scared herself spitless in the closet when there was nothing there. She would welcome the razzing if it meant that she wasn’t in any danger. But Jayne knew there was something there. Her survival instincts may be rusty from disuse, and failed to warn her before the collision, but they were sure screaming red–alert now. No, there was definitely someone there. Jayne wondered how much time had passed. It felt like she had been standing in one spot for hours. She slowly drew another breath into her lungs, as she crept forward one small step. “Getting soft, Jaynelle Michelle? You were never that easy to scare…” Jayne found herself in a headlock with a knife pricking the tender skin of her throat. (to be continued…………)

© Beth Richardson 2016

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Blaine Calkins M.P., Red Deer-Lacombe #201, 5025 Parkwood Road , Blackfalds Postage free: Box 59 Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0 Phone: 1-587-621-0020 Fax: 1-587-621-0029 [email protected] or visit my web site: or Twitter: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

In Touch with Earl Dreeshen Democratic Reform On December 1, the Special Committee on Electoral Reform tabled their report to Parliament. Among the recommendations is that a) The Government hold a referendum, in which the current system is on the ballot and b) That the referendum propose a proportional electoral system. These recommendations were agreed upon by the all party committee tasked with studying the issue. As many of you know, the Trudeau Government has dismissed the results of the study because it didn’t match up with what they wanted to hear. The Minister of Democratic Institutions has instead launched a new online consultation process with the aim of achieving their goals. There have been many problems that have surfaced with the online consultations. First, the formatting of the questions is greatly misleading. Survey participants are forced into answering loaded questions that advocate for change without having the option of defending the status quo. Secondly, not once does the survey include reference to a referendum, giving Canadians the ultimate choice into deciding whether or not the government should change Canada’s electoral system. If that wasn’t bad enough, the online survey can be filled out multiple times from the same computer of device. The same person could fill out the survey dozens or hundreds of times, skewing the results. In addition, there is no mechanism in place to stop our American friends and neighbors from answering the survey and having their thoughts count on what the Canadian system should look like. Then, when you get to the end of the survey, you are asked personal questions like gender, age, household income and postal code. While the Liberals contend these are optional to fill in – if you don’t complete the personal information, your submission will not count in their survey! This file has been a comedy of errors, all brought on by the Prime Minister’s offhand comment about how 2015 would be the last election done in Canada under the current system. This online survey is another example that demonstrates that the Liberals already have an outcome in mind, and it’s one that will only benefit Liberal Party politicians. Canadians are smart – they are seeing through this obvious attempt to manipulate. Conservatives have been clear from the beginning: if you want to change the rules of Canada’s democracy, every Canadian must have a say. The only way for every Canadian to be heard is through a Referendum.

Even if you end up on back roads, you will either enjoy the scenic route or consciously return to the road you wanted to be on. - Colette Baron-Reid

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Earl Dreeshen M.P., Red Deer-Mountain View Constituency Office: Suite 100A, 4315-55 Avenue, Red Deer 403-347-7426 (p) 1-866-211-0959 (toll free) 403-347-7423 (f) [email protected] Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Announces New Institutive on Canola The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, along with several partners in the canola industry, is proud to announce the launch of a new exhibition that will highlight the science and innovation behind canola in time for canola’s 50th anniversary in 2017. Canola: A Canadian Story of Innovation is a travelling exhibition that will begin its national tour at the Canola Council of Canada’s “Good As Gold” 50th Annual Convention in Winnipeg March 7-9, 2017. A long term exhibit is also expected to be developed by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, and is slated to open in 2017. The exhibition and related education programs will explore the science and stories of ingenuity behind the development, cultivation and future of this versatile crop, as well as examining the ongoing research behind health, nutrition, genetics and agricultural practices that are related to this crop. Gold sponsors to date include: · Canadian Canola Growers Association · Canola Council of Canada · Alberta Canola Producers Commission · SaskCanola · Manitoba Canola Growers Association In addition to these sponsors, the Museum is drawing on the knowledge of experts in many domains including farming, industry, and agricultural research through its Canola Initiative National Advisory Committee (CINAC). “We are very excited to be working with partners and advisors from across Canada to share the story of canola. From public science to farm production to processing a multitude of products to a globally consumed crop, canola enables the Museum to look at the complexities and the potential of contemporary agriculture through the multiple lenses – science, technology, engineering and math”. Alex Benay, President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation “As the Canola Council of Canada celebrates 50 years in 2017 we couldn’t be more proud to tell the story of five decades of achievement and transformation in the Canadian canola industry and the exciting opportunities ahead. The exhibition is an excellent example of the innovative and collaborative spirit that’s driven canola’s success and we’re honoured to be able to launch the #ExploreCanola tour at our upcoming Convention.” Patti Miller, President, Canola Council of Canada “As a representative of one of Canada’s 43,000 family farms, it is a privilege to have joined the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in exploring the world of canola. From the seed which we plant and harvest, this oilseed crop has had a major impact on our farm, in our diets and in the feed for Canadian animals for the past 50 years. And we in Alberta are proud to be sharing ‘our story’ with others. Let's #ExploreCanola.” Greg Sears, Chair, Alberta Canola Canada’s unique agricultural heritage and future are celebrated at the Museum. Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through the animal barns, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on activities, and food demonstrations. The Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm, a 425-hectare crop research station and National Historic Site, just minutes from Parliament Hill by car and steps from the Rideau Canal, and the Ornamental Gardens and Dominion Arboretum. For more information, please visit

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Don MacIntyre, MLA Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

Ronald Orr, MLA Lacombe Ponoka

[email protected] Phone 403-887-9575

#101 4892 46 Street Lacombe, AB T4L 2B4 Email: [email protected] Phone: 403 782 7725 Fax: 403 782 3307

#2, 160 Hewlett Park Landing Sylvan Lake, AB Wildrose Shadow Minister for Electricity and Renewables

I look forward to meeting you!

Light Shining in Darkness Christmas is a wonderful time of year. A time to; gather with family and friends, look back with gratitude and look forward with hope. When you sit down to your Christmas dinner of mashed potatoes and turkey, or whatever it may be, take the time to think of those less fortunate and give thanks for what we have. Let us personally reach out to that neighbour who needs a helping hand or a word of encouragement. It may be just the gift someone needs most. If the holidays are a time for giving, let’s give without expecting something in return. With so many people unemployed, some homeless, we cannot afford to sit back and do nothing. Even the smallest deeds, such as visiting a lonely senior citizen over the holidays or providing a meal for a needy family goes a long way. During incredibly challenging times many choose to complain bitterly about the economy, others respond with fear and try to hide from the world as much as they can. These days it’s so easy to get down. The drop in the price of oil, ongoing low prices for natural gas, growing government debt, endless government borrowing, loss of employment and the loss of the Alberta Advantage. The days are dark, but there is light in darkness. For example; the Fort McMurray Wildfire triggered the largest financial response in Canadian History. There was instant, unfettered generosity given by thousands of Albertans; offering money, food, clothing, fuel and child care. In spite of tragedy and anguish, there was tremendous, inspiring selfless acts of heroism, generosity and kindness. Charity and good will extended even from those who had very little themselves. Like the 17 year old cashier who decided to pay for an evacuee’s grocery bill. As 2016 draws to a close please take the time to remember the many that face the season with heartache. Some have lost a job. Some have been out of work for a very long time. Some have lost a loved one. In all, I pray that they find encouragement and hope this holiday season. Let us all make a special effort to reach out to these families, to support local charities as they provide for the needs of the vulnerable. If all of us decided to do what we could to try to make a difference in someone’s life, our province would be a far better place. Love is the key to emerging from societal darkness.

While Wildrose has had accomplishments, there’s no doubt we have serious concerns about the impact of NDP government decisions on the lives of working families. Most Albertans don’t look fondly on the laws passed by the NDP in 2016. Whether it’s the carbon tax making everything more expensive for Albertans, an accelerated phase out of coal that will devastate entire communities or the decision to sue Alberta-owned power companies on the back of taxpayers, NDP decisions are hurting families across the province. Wildrose has been working hard to present an alternative to the NDP, with ideas that put Alberta back on track. In March, we announced a Jobs Action Plan and 10 recommendations to get our budget balanced. We’ve raised the alarm about the fentanyl and crime crisis. In October we released a landmark report on equalization and presented recommendations for Alberta to renegotiate the equalization and transfer formulas. Currently between $20-$28 billion goes to Ottawa every year without coming back. Because of our work, the NDP were found in contempt at the beginning of the fall legislature for their expensive carbon tax ads. Following little Serenity’s horrific death, we forced an emergency debate for children in care. Finally, we released a 5-step plan in November showing how the Wildrose would restore confidence in our energy sector and axe several pieces of poor legislation and regulations the NDP government is launching. Throughout 2016 the Wildrose attempted to introduce: 1. Transparency in development of policy 2. Measurable targets to prove legislation delivers on its promise 3. Money management, and cost savings measures 4. Less intrusive government, and 5. Thorough consultation with the people of Alberta, allowing direct input into legislation and policies.

On behalf of myself, my wife Donna Marie and my constituency staff, I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and offer you best wishes for a Happy New Year. Ron Orr

That this NDP government ignored our initiatives, and consistently voted down our amendments to protect Albertans from heavy handed laws, is evidence of their cognitive biases.

Year in Review

Wildrose won’t give up. Looking ahead to 2017 we will continue to be on the side of hardworking Albertans and their families. We know how important our job is, and we won’t stop defending your best interests even on the worst day. Don MacIntyre

For many Albertans, 2016 has been the best and worst of times. Most prevalent during the Fort McMurray wildfire, it was Albertans who opened their homes, their hearts and their wallets to help strangers in their time of need. Mother Nature gave her worst, and Albertans responded with their best. Pressure on our foodbanks, shelters, and suicide hotlines are at record highs due to many losing work or receiving a wage cut. However, through the tough times Albertans haven’t forgotten to help their neighbors. I’ve been encouraged to see individuals and businesses step up to help those in need.

If it's important to you, you'll find a way. If it's not, you'll find an excuse. - Author Unknown

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The Chautauqua A31 Two people are filling up at a petrol station and the first says to the second, "I bet these awful fuel prices are going to go even higher." The second replies, "Won't affect me, I always put in just $10 worth." ~~~~~~~~~~~ One day, Jill's husband came home from the office and found her sobbing convulsively. "I feel terrible," she told him. "I was pressing your suit and I burned a big hole in the seat of your trousers." "Forget it," consoled her husband. Remember that I bought an extra pair of trousers for that suit." "Yes, and it's lucky for you that you did," said Jill, drying her eyes. "I used them to patch the hole." - Author Unknown

Important Questions Author unknown Q: A:

Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? Heart only good for so many beats, and that it... Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

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Should I reduce my alcohol intake? Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Brandy distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!

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How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two body, your ratio two to one.

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I have meant what I have done. Or – I have often meant what I have done. Or – I have sometimes meant what I have done. Or – I have tried to mean what I was doing. - Jasper Johns

What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain...good! Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.

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Is chocolate bad for me? You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!

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Is swimming good for your figure? If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me.

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Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle? Hey! 'Round' is shape!

Well... I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets. And remember: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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Mr. Robert Wynne Ripley formally of Mirror, Alberta passed away at Points West Living Stettler, Alberta with his family by his side, at the age of 77 following a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia. Robert was born on his family farm at Mirror on October 24, 1939 to Bryel and Dorothy Ripley. Robert lived and worked his entire life on that farm. In November 1969 he married Margaret Ann Wilson. Together they had three children, Pamela, Robert, and Angela. Robert enjoyed farming, curling, watching baseball and hockey. He was active in many community endeavors. In his later years before the sale of the farm he enjoyed restoring pump engines and always had something tore apart on the go. Robert will always be loved and remembered by his wife Margaret Ripley, his three children Pamela (Darren) Hiron of Alix, Robbie (Tammy) Ripley of Stettler, and Angela (Robert) Richmond of Stettler. Also his four beautiful grand girls Taylor, Nicole, Hailie and Alexis; as well as numerous brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews. Robert was pre-deceased by his parents Bryel and Dorothy Ripley, and brother Daniel Ripley. A celebration of his life was held Monday, December 19, 2016 at The Alix Community Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Canada or STARS Air Ambulance. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society, STARS or Points West Family Council c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, 403-742-3422, entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. CARDS OF THANKS

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Thank you for your past and future patronage in my Avon and Regal businesses. I appreciate you, my customers, for supporting me in the past, and hope you’ll continue shopping with me in the future. As of August 24, 2016 REGAL closed their doors and ended their catalogue sales. REGAL will be operating under a new name when they begin their catalogue sale in early 2017 (date unknown as of now). Please call me if you’d like to receive the new REGAL HOME & GIFTS catalogues in the future, and I’ll be sure to add your name to my Customer list. Again, thank you All so Much. It is a pleasure serving you. Ann Ververda 780-372-2373 Avon Canada Representative Regal Home & Gifts Representative

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Monthly meetings 7 p.m., the 3rd Thursday of the month in the basement of St. George’s Anglican Church, Stettler 4817-51 Street. Check out the website for upcoming speakers, events and contact information.

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Coastlines January 2017.pdf
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Efforts by the geo-modelling community have helped fill the gap. between submarine landslide occurrence, dynamics and tsunami genesis. However, our lack.