Friday, November 6, 2015


2015 Vol. 14, No. 21

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget To all those, past and present, who have made the sacrifice for the freedom of their fellow citizens, we say thank you. Ronald Orr MLA Lacombe Ponoka Constituency #101 4892 46 Street, Lacombe AB T4L 2B4 Phone 403 782 7725 Photo courtesy of Ray Daley email: [email protected]

Chautauqua Deadlines are:

Nov. 11 & Nov. 25 Thank you for your cooperation. TheChautauqua

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

A2 The Chautauqua

Friday, November 6, 2015

Beth’s Ponderings Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate. - Jordan Bach I do not participate in protests, nor do I tend to sign petitions, and I avoid boycotts if at all possible. I also do not sympathize with those involved in strikes. The reason is that those methods of showing displeasure and demanding change rarely bring about the desired change. This is true even if the point is only to raise public awareness. It may grab people’s attention for a moment, but then their own concerns occupy their thoughts. Another reason, is that these methods of protest generally put the emphasize and focus on the opposite of what they want, then the results end up being the opposite of what they want, and then they can’t figure out why. Anti-drug campaigns, anti-war campaigns and others put the focus on drugs, war and whatever else they are fighting, and not in an educational awareness way. Truthfully, education and awareness are not lacking for most of these issues. In fact, we are overloaded with information and statistics to the point it becomes just background noise. Even the all to common “Don’t Drink And Drive” campaigns don’t work. Everyone knows that drinking and driving is wrong and that it endangers lives, yet it still happens every day, and lives are still lost. Maybe if they changed the slogan to something such as “Have Fun And Arrive Home Safe” they would see the results that they desire. Or are you trying to lose weight? A more positive approach would be to focus your efforts on gaining health which is a more wholistic approach than just losing some pounds. Our memories are short and for a campaign to be successful, repetition is necessary. Yet, what is being repeated should be what is wanted. Granted, sometimes it is easier to figure out what you don't want - we seem to be wired to notice the negative more than the positive - but once you figure it out, shift the focus to the positive and watch your results change.

Uxà{ When you are finished with the newspaper, please recycle it. Thanks!

The Chautauqua 403-352-3837 (cell) Box 261 Mirror, AB T0B 3C0 Email: [email protected]

Website: Facebook: Owner/Editor: Beth Richardson The Chautauqua is published the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month. Display Ads: $15.00 per each inch deep (3 1/4 in width) $20.00 per each inch deep (5 inch width) Classifieds: $ 5.00 min. 1 inch + $5 per additional inch deep

DEADLINE for ads/articles: BEFORE 8:00 AM the Thursday following the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month Sorry...NO FAXES ACCEPTED

Missed an issue of The Chautauqua? Print issues are available or issues online Subscriptions $46.00 one year (24 issues) Please submit name and mailing address, with payment payable to: Beth Richardson (Chautauqua), to: The Chautauqua

Box 261 Mirror, AB T0B 3C0

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

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Chautauqua A3

Alix Coming Events & Celebrations

Coffee with the MLA Come and enjoy a coffee with

MLA Ron Orr

To have an event, birthday, or anniversary added contact Beth at 403-352-3837, email [email protected] Friday, November 6

Saturday, November 7

Fall Supper (Perogy & Sausage Supper) Alix Community Hall. $25 per person. Tickets available: Alix Village Office, Alix Home Hardware, Moonwalkers. Featuring local musician: Randi Boulton

Friday, November 20 from 2-4 pm In the Youth Centre next door to Moonwalkers in Alix Tuesday, November 17

Alix Agricultural Society annual general meeting We are looking for new individuals and groups to join us, members will help decide the goals and direction of the society. There is minimal time commitment for members. Everyone interested is welcome to join us at 6pm for pizza and pop followed by the AGM.

Norma Flett Alix Wagon Wheel Museum open in honour of Remembrance Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to visit our renovated display of artifacts, medals, uniforms, equipment, photos and books from The Boer War, and the two World Wars, as well as our other exhibits. We have also received some memorial booklets from the federal government to distribute free to visitors. As well, there will be a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Candice Wilton

Wed., November 18

Council meets

Monday, November 23

Paul Mehle

Wed., November 25

Bingo 1 pm at the Drop In

Monday, November 30

Brandon Sheppard

Sunday, November 8

Tye Wilton

Wednesday, December 2 Stuart Mulder

Tuesday, November 10

Green Box Recycling Pick up

Thursday, December 3

Jody Dewald

Wed., November 11

Bingo 1 pm at the Drop In

Saturday, December 5

Thursday, November 12

Lions Club meets 6:30 pm

Friday, November 13

Neil Humphrey Gordon Humphrey

Sunday, November 15

Pancake Breakfast 9-noon ACH

Colton Menage Annual Christmas Market. 10am-3pm at the Alix Community Hall. $15.00 per table. Contact CoraLee @ 403.318.4520 or Chelsie @ 403.747.2221 to book. Tables are provided. Food and Beverages will be available for purchase.

Monday, November 16

Randy Brayford

Monday, December 7

Blair Tensen

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. 11:00 - 5:00 pm Sat. 11:00 - 4:30 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 Family, Community & Support Society (FCSS) Glenna Carlson 403 747 2031 Alix Figure Skating Club Marcy Henry 403-391-3111 Alix Fire Department Hunter Warford 403-391-0796 Alix Food Bank Glenna Carlson 403-747-2107 Alix Girl Guide Groups Gale Richardson 403-788-3835 Alix Lions Club Curt Peterson 403-747-2584 Alix MAC School 403-747-2778 Alix Medical Clinic Appointments: 403-747-2130 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 CoraLee Brookes 403-747-2495 Alix Trophy Club Tim Docherty 403-741-6899 Alix Village Shoppe Deidra Bagshaw 403 506 5662 Alix Wagon Wheel Museum Donna Peterson 403-747-2584 Alix Youth Centre CoraLee Brookes 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 Karen Sorensen 403-742-8719 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

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

A4 The Chautauqua

Friday, November 6, 2015

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

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.

For eAudiobooks visit

Want to read newspapers on your tablet or phone? Download PressReader ( Over 2,200 newspapers in 54 languages. To access the newspapers visit

ONLINE CATALOG To request titles or to check your library account, you need your 14-digit barcode from your library card and a PIN (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.

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

The Lois Hole Library Legacy Program - Grow Your Library - You can help make a difference by making a legacy donation to the library. Contact the library for more info.

Caring Community Happenings


Nice sunny day, cool though. I finally have a date for the Seniors Night. Please come to the Seniors Drop-in on November 19 from 7 to 9 pm. We will have a variety of speakers. Join us for snacks and info. Contact me if you have any questions. Look for posters around town. The A.W.I. will be having their Seniors Supper on Dec. 3 at noon. If you are a senior come and join us. If you have any old frigs, stoves, furnaces, sheet metal etc. please give me a call. When we have enough a company will come pick it up. I am thrilled at this service and it is free. Alix Preschool…Putting the pieces together Now taking registrations for any 3 or 4 year old as of December 2015. Alix Preschool recognizes 5 developmental learning areas that are seen as pieces of a puzzle that when put together promote optimal growth and development within a fun, interactive and engaging environment. Our licensed program is run in the school and it is sponsored by Alix F.C.S.S. Subsidy available to those who qualify. To register contact Jill Hillman (403)588-5199

Tuesday to Thursday 9:00 - 3:00 pm 403-747-2031 [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

The original Alix history book, Pioneers and Progress, is available in a softcover format. $50.00 each. Call 403-7473233. Community Cookbooks for sale at $15 each - makes a great gift. Available at Alix Library.

Submitted by Lion Mary Flexhaug 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 Thursdays of each month, fellowship at 6:30 followed by meeting at 7:00. No meetings during July and August. We welcome guests at any meeting, call Curt Peterson 403747-2584.

The most beautiful attire is a smile. - Amish saying

9:30 a.m. Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Chautauqua A5

Some of our services Trish Verveda:

“Medicine in Pioneer Days” by Dr. A.E. Shore I commenced the practice of “Medicine” in rural Alberta in 1911 and rented the Dr. Graham building as my office and used the upstairs for a small hospital which accommodated four or five patients. Dr. Graham was the second doctor who served the Alix area and was appreciated by all. During this period … the doctors in rural areas did not have access to X-rays, laboratories, consultants etc., but had to rely on one’s own resources and abilities. Frequently the doctor had to drive with horses many miles to examine patients. He had to take equipment with him as he did not know what the patient’s disability was until his examination was completed. Most roads were mud in the Spring and Summer seasons and snow in Winter. So, the automobile was impractical most of the year. My early hospital training as an Interne extended over a period of nearly two years. However, with all that training it was impossible to see all the various ailments and injuries to which the human body is subjected. I had been only a few days in Alix when I was called to attend to a patient who had been knocked down by a bull. I naturally expected to find broken bones. I had never seen a patient with a dislocated hip. On examination, one leg appeared longer than the other which gave a clue to the diagnosis. I gave him chloroform anesthesia and with manipulations, the dislocation was reduced in a few minutes. Also during the first few days, I had two cases of appendicitis. The first was operated on and the recovery was incomplete in the usual time and the patient is still living. The second was a young lad of fourteen. He was brought in on a stretcher and had been ill for a few days. He had a ruptured appendix. I opened the abdomen and put in drainage, but he died the next day from peritonitis. The Calgary branch of the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC railways was under construction and there were patients with injuries most of the year of 1912. I had frequent trips by hand car to visit patients with injuries south of the Red Deer River. This article is from the book Pioneers and Progress, a history of the Alix-Clive area printed in 1974 by DW Friesen and Sons Ltd., Calgary. Copies of it and of its follow-up Gleanings are available for sale at the Alix Public Library, Alix Wagon Wheel Museum, and Alix Home Hardware.

Alix - Hockey & Skating We are looking for more kids to join our clubs! We have a Learn to Skate program which runs Monday & Wednesday from 5:00-5:30. You can chose to do 1 or 2 days. It is a very casual, fun lesson for young kids! There is also a Can Skate and Star Skate program for older skaters. If you want more information you can contact: Marcy Henry @ 403-391-3111 Also, the Alix Arena, in conjunction with Alix Minor Hockey and the Alix Figure Skating Club, is starting an equipment exchange so if you

Licensed to administer injections and Compression stocking fitter.

Shannon Glover: Medication Reviews and Licensed to prescribe for minor ailments.

Tracey Billson: Licensed to administer injections and Chartered Herbalist.

Railway Avenue Railway Avenue


have equipment to get rid of or are looking for equipment for you kids, contact Marcy Henry at 403-391-3111. We already have quite a few pairs of nice figure skates starting at size 1 and going up from there. Pond Hockey is fun, recreational hockey for kids aged 7 and up. We practice at the arena on Tuesday and/or Thursday and play a couple of games during the month. For more info please contact: Leah Simeniuk 403-506-1745 Alix Minor Hockey is also looking for more player to join their teams. First year players are eligible for free registration fees. It is lots of fun and a great way to meet new people! Come out and give it a try! For more info, contact: Blane Friesen 403-597-3068 or [email protected] Kid Sport Alberta is an excellent program which provides grants to children from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs. You can go to the website for more info: or contact: Marcy Henry 403-391-3111

Haunted Lakes Pony Club Courtesy of the Valley Spotlight Staff Haunted Lakes Pony Club finished off their 2015 riding season with a wonderful Fall Harvest Jump Show on September 19, 2015. The weather cooperated and thanks to our hard working volunteers, show committee & Sponsors a fabulous time was had by all who attended both participants and spectators included. Haunted Lakes Pony Club would like extend a huge Thank You to their Sponsors: Dow - for their generous grant for equipment upgrades; PJ's Plantation, Tees - for lending shrubs and trees to beautify the Hunter Show Ring; Sean's No Frills, Stettler - for donating food items for the concession; The Krol Family of Southern Alberta - for donating the prize ribbons; Coleen Mathis-Gittins etal, Bragg Creek - for designing the courses and judging; Alix Ag Society, Alix - for the use of their wonderful facility all throughout the year. This was Haunted Lakes Pony Club's first Fall Harvest Jump Show and due to the overwhelming success, plans are already underway to make it an annual event.

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

A6 The Chautauqua

Friday, November 6, 2015

Alix MAC School submitted by the staff of Alix MAC School BAND NOTES The Band program's 'Mom's Pantry' fundraiser is well underway this fall. Band students are asked to see Mrs. Henry if more forms are needed. All orders and money are due in to the band room on Thursday, November 5. Cheques are to be made out to the Alix MAC Band Society. Thank you for your support of Fine Arts in our school!! The Junior Concert Band has been invited to perform at the Senior's Christmas Luncheon again this year on Thursday, December 3 at 1:00 p.m. Recorder, Beginner, Junior and Senior Bands will be performing in the Alix MAC Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 16. Mrs. JoAnne Henry - Band Director Bottle Drive We are already looking forward to our GRADE 6 CAMP and already working toward reaching our goal of $5000.00 to cover.... tuition for all students in sixth grade! Meeting this goal will again require the support of the community. Grade 6 Camp is an off campus, outdoor learning opportunity like no other. The children learn about themselves and others with EVERY activity they participate in. We are accepting ALL donations of bottles. We are willing to accept your bottles any time. Let us help you get your yard and garage ready for winter! It will be our pleasure to take your bottles and apply them to our Grade 6 Camp costs. Please contact Karen Stoupe-Trigg at the school, 403-747-2778, to make arrangements for us to collect your bottles. Pull Tabs Alix MAC is collecting pull tabs from aluminum cans. Please save, collect and bring to the school. They are donated to Red Deer Ronald McDonald House to help offset costs. .

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

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Chautauqua A7

Village of Alix Council Minutes

Present: Also Present:

Call to Order:

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Village of Alix Council, held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 7:15 P.M. in the Village of Alix Council Chambers.

d) Policy No. 32 – Online Payments Resolution #240/15: Moved by Councillor Peterson that the Village of Alix Council accept the Online Payments Policy No. 32 as presented. CARRIED

Mayor Arlene Nelson, Councillors Rob Fehr, Gordon Christensen, Curt Peterson and Jody Widmann Tanya Meston, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer CoraLee Brookes, Recreation Director

e) Bylaw No. 418/15- Repeal Bylaw No. 387/09 Holiday Utility Rate Resolution #241/15: Moved by Councillor Peterson that the Village of Alix Council give first reading to Bylaw #418/15 being a bylaw to repeal Bylaw #387/09 (Holiday Utility Rate) being an amendment to Bylaw #375/08 the Utilities Bylaw. CARRIED

Mayor Nelson called the meeting to order at 7:18 P.M.

Amendments /Deletions to Agenda: Mayor Nelson called for amendments to the agenda. Approval of Agenda: Resolution #232/15: Moved by Councillor Peterson that the Village of Alix Council accept the agenda with the following amendment: Add: New Business f) Signing Authorities CARRIED Minutes: a) Regular Meeting – September 16, 2015 Resolution #233/15: Moved by Councillor Widmann that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Village of Alix Council, held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 be accepted as presented. CARRIED

Resolution #242/15: Moved by Councillor Widmann that the Village of Alix Council give second reading to Bylaw #418/15. CARRIED Resolution #243/15: Moved by Councillor Christensen that the Village of Alix Council give permission for third and final reading of Bylaw #418/15 on this day. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY Resolution #244/15: Moved by Councillor Fehr that the Village of Alix Council give third and final reading of Bylaw #418/15. CARRIED Resolution#245/15:

Public Works Report: Resolution #234/15: Moved by Councillor Fehr that the Village of Alix Council accept the verbal Public Works Report as presented by the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. CARRIED Recreation Department Report: Resolution #235/15: Moved by Councillor Christensen that the Village of Alix Council accept the Recreation Department Report as presented. CARRIED Business Arising from the Minutes: Unfinished Business: a) Pot Luck Cafe – Tenant Improvements Resolution#236/15: Moved by Councillor Peterson that the Village of Alix Council accept the report given by the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer regarding tenant improvements. CARRIED New Business: a) Red Deer College – Letter of Support Resolution #237/15: Moved by Councillor Fehr that the Village of Alix Council direct administration to send a letter of support to the Red Deer College. CARRIED b) Newsletter Information Request – Alix Public Library Resolution #238/15: Moved by Councillor Peterson that the Village of Alix Council direct administration to assist the Alix Public Library with paper and printing of their Newsletter to a maximum of 300 copies to be reassessed when maximum has been reached. CARRIED c) Parkland Regional Library 2016 Budget Resolution #239/15: Moved by Councillor Christensen that the Village of Alix Council approve the Parkland Regional Library’s 2016 Proposed Budget. CARRIED

f) Signing Authorities Moved by Councillor Christensen that the Village of Alix Council as of October 7, 2015 appoint the following as signing officers for the Village of Alix. Arlene Nelson – Mayor Curt Peterson – Deputy Mayor Bonnie Cretzman – Chief Administrative Officer Tanya Meston – Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Two to Sign: Mayor or Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer or Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. CARRIED

Committee Reports: None Correspondence:

a) Parkland Community Planning Services – Updates on Lobbying Strategy for Funding Under Alberta Community Partnership Program b) CAEP – Meeting Invitation Resolution #246/15: Moved by Councillor Peterson that the Village of Alix Council direct administration to invite Kimberley Worthington, Executive Director of CAEP (Central Alberta Economic Partnership) to a Village of Alix Council meeting. CARRIED c) Lacombe Regional Emergency Management Partnership – Training Opportunities Resolution #247/15: Moved by Councillor Widmann that the Village of Alix Council accept Correspondence Items (a) through (c) for information. CARRIED Assistant Chief Administrative Officer’s Report: Resolution #248/15: Moved by Councillor Fehr that the Village of Alix Council accept the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer’s Report as presented. CARRIED Adjournment: Resolution #249/15: Moved by Councillor Christensen that this regular meeting of the Village of Alix Council be adjourned at 8:20 P.M. CARRIED

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

A8 The Chautauqua

Clive Coming Events Thursday, November 19

Coffee & Computers from 1-3pm at Clive Library. For all ages!!

Tuesday, November 24

Moving for the Mind is a traveling program that focuses on early childhood development through creative dance. At the Clive Hall, 2-3 pm. The cost will be covered by the Lacombe County Early Childhood Development Coalition, FCSS and Neighborhood Place. To register, 403-754-5695 or [email protected]

Friday, November 27

Free Movie Matinee at 3:30 pm Supper at 5:00 pm. Feature film at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, December 1

Moving for the Mind is a traveling program that focuses on early childhood development through creative dance. At the Clive Hall, 2-3 pm. The cost will be covered by the Lacombe County Early Childhood Development Coalition, FCSS and Neighborhood Place. To register, 403-754-5695 or [email protected]

Tuesday, December 8

Tuesday, December 15

Friday, December 18

Clive Christmas Craft Sale 2 - 7 pm. To book a table, contact Marsha 403-784-3446 Moving for the Mind is a traveling program that focuses on early childhood development through creative dance. At the Clive Hall, 2-3 pm. The cost will be covered by the Lacombe County Early Childhood Development Coalition, FCSS and Neighborhood Place. To register, 403-754-5695 or [email protected] Free Movie Matinee at 3:30 pm Supper at 5:00 pm. Feature film at 7:00 pm.

Clive News Courtesy of the Valley Spotlight Staff

Friday, November 6, 2015 exercises given to us by physiotherapists, doctors, and chiropractors to keep us all mobile and active. Classes will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm at the Clive School. Bring a yoga mat or a couple of towels for floor exercise, for your comfort. We must have a code to get in and then lock the doors after we are in (during the time we are in the school) so be there just before 7 pm. Everyone is welcome (men & women). Klassic Kennels is providing Animal Control Services to the Village of Clive. Klassic’s enforcement model emphasizes community engagement, education and compassion; providing emergency response for injured or aggressive dogs and pick-up of contained stray dogs. 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 . The 2015 Property Taxes are now overdue. A late payment penalty of 8% has been added to all current taxes which were unpaid after August 31, 2015. Another 10% penalty will be added December 1, 2015 and a further 18% penalty on all un- paid property tax will be added January 1, 2016. A reminder that beginning October 1 until April 30 recreational vehicles and trailers in Clive must be parked on private property. No portion of a recreation vehicle or trailer may be permitted to protrude into a public street, laneway or sidewalk. Your cooperation is appreciated. There will be a drop-in youth sessions at Beauty N Beast Gym on Wednesdays at 4. Please phone Wanda at 403-754-5695 if you are interested. The Clive Community Choir welcomes all interested in the joy of singing. Practices are Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. For more information contact Lyle Pregitzer at 403-784-0009. Please note that this is a community choir. Needed Library Board members!!!! If you like reading and would like to promote reading in your community, please join us on the Clive Library Board as we try to grow our library!! Anyone in or out of town is welcome to put in a letter of intent to the Clive Library Board and drop it off at the Village Office.

Buffalo Lake Management Team The Chairman of the Buffalo Lake Management Team is Pud Stevenson. For more information, or to contact the Buffalo Lake Management Team, visit

The Thrift Shoppe is truly thankful this Thanksgiving for the success it has experienced due to the overwhelming support it has received from this community and surrounding area. Good News from the Revitalization Association After 3 years of trying to sell their commercial building behind Roosters, the Neighborhood Revitalization Association decided to gift it to a not-for-profit organization. Proposals were accepted and the decision was made to donate the property to a local board who will then operate what will be known as the Clive Adventist Community Service Centre. They will offer this community a variety of services and programs including youth and adults in the area. The Revitalization Association wishes them every success in their desire to serve our community. We finally started Body Therapy classes. This is not an aerobic workout, but getting together to help us exercise/stretch for our backs, knees, hips, and general body maintenance. We are going to pool our

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

Friday, November 6, 2015

Events in Tees Friday, November 6

Hoja is coming to town....."Do you like to laugh? Do you like great music? If so then you'll love Hoja! From doo wop to rock, disco to country, no genre is safe from Canada's acapella heroes! Wonderful harmonies, fun choreography and a great sense of humor make Hoja a group that everyone from age 5-95 will enjoy. Come and see what all the fuss is about!" ** also featuring local musician Tom Ireland ** at the Tees Hall, doors open at 6:30pm, entertainment begins at 7:30pm, advance tickets $20.00, tickets at the door $25.00, beverage bar and popcorn available. Sponsored by Tees Ag Society (a fundraiser for the Hall renovations). For more info contact Susan Gustafsson 403-391-9046

Tees 50+ meet Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 pm at the Tees Hall. Contact Evelyn Lubbers 403-782-5080 Tees Agricultural meetings 2nd Tuesday of the month 8 pm Tees Hall. President Cody Meston 403-747-2928 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.

Sargent District Events By Marie Payne Call George 403 784 3654 or Marie 403 784 3444

Haynes Happenings Hall Rentals - call Mike 403-391-3546 Haynes Community Church Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Mac Parker 403-784-3078.

Clive School Courtesy of the Clive School Staff Monday, November 9

School Council Meeting @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 11

No School Remembrance Day

Thursday, November 12

No School Earned Day Off

Friday, November 13

November Break

Friday, November 20

WC Staff Collaboration Day No School

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Junior High Academic Updates

It has been an excellent start to the new school year. Students have settled into their routines, reconnected with friends and have made new students to Clive feel welcomed. I certainly appreciate this attitude of

The Chautauqua A9 our students because it is never easy being new and coming to a new school knowing very few people. It was great seeing so many parents, grandparents and community members at our welcome back breakfast. The weather brought us inside but it also allowed more people to join our students and staff for breakfast. Thanks to John Baines and Kenton Klassen for cooking the pancakes and the staff for making sure the details were looked after. The grade 9 leaders did a great job of setting up and serving the breakfast and the grade 8’s had the job of cleaning up which was also appreciated. A big thank you to Mrs. Sim for organizing the Terry Fox Run that was held on September 18th. The weather was perfect for the 5 km run/ walk for our students, staff and parents who joined us. It was nice seeing parents out at our first School Council meeting held on September 21st. Please know parents are always welcome to attend these meetings. Dates will be posted on our calendar website throughout the year. Please know that if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions for myself to make our community school an even better place for our students be sure to contact me at the school. The best time to get a hold of me is from 8:00am to 9:50am each day or over the noon break. Thanks, Mr. T. Jardine A HUGE Thank You to: • Dow Chemical Company for their generous donation of $2500 to the Clive School Library. • Lacombe Credit Union for their generous donation of $500 which will be used to purchase bean bag pod pillows for the library. • Ember Resources for their generous donation to the library for books, library supplies and library furniture. • Christine Buelow for all your help with applying for grants and donations. • George Payne for the use of his grill for the Welcome Back Breakfast. • John Baines for transporting the grill and for cooking pancakes. • Kenton Klassen for helping cook pancakes. • Vivianne Peat for donating a box of school supplies • Avis Sayers and Darlene Brouwer for donating cut out magazines. • Jennie Steringa for helping on school picture day. • Tanya Felker for her generous monetary donation to our volleyball program. Golf Team at Clive A big thank you to Mrs. Sim for organizing the Golf team this year. Players spent the evening playing a round of golf at the Alix course on September 17th. A big thank you to the Alix Golf course for allowing our players to play 9 holes this day. Three players from our team then went on to compete in the Wolf Creek Golf tournament on September 22nd. We had 7 students participate in our golf program this year with 3 students: Cole Lardner, Shyanne Grant and Brie Oatway moving onto the Wolf Creek Jr. High Golf Tournament on Sept 22. It was a beautiful day for golf and all 3 students shot a good round. Shyanne Grant finished 2nd overall for all girls in Wolf Creek and her and Brie brought home the 1J Girls team banner. We are looking forward to next year! Another successful Terry Fox Run for Clive School! it was a beautiful day and was enjoyed by all students, staff, and parents that participated. Again this year we surpassed our goal of raising $5000 with a grand total of $5325.00! Thank you to our students and community for your effort and support of such a great cause.

Check your road and the nature of your battle. - Ayn Rand

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

A10 The Chautauqua

Friday, November 6, 2015 Clive Community Hall. Concession on site. • Story Time: Tuesday 11 - 11:30 • After School Arts & Crafts: Thursday 3:30 - 4:30 pm. • Board Game Fridays: 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Watch for information on upcoming workshops and events. Clive School Principal: Mr. T. Jardine 403-784-3354 or 403-341-4153

Beauty n’ Beast Fitness Facility 4904 – 50St Under New Ownership For membership information and hours of operation, contact Christina or Scott 403-783-1377 or 403-704-7716

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.

Block Parents contact Wanda Wagner at 403-318-0425.

Clive Skating Club President Colleen Haining 587-877-2560

Chatelaine Club (Westling) meets 3rd Tues. - 7:30pm Westling Hall Jill Jeglum 403-784-3217.

Clive/Tees Neighbourhood Place Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 to 4:00 pm. Phone 403-754-5695

Clive Ag Society meets 3rd Thursday at the Clive Arena. President is Cory Grose 403-784-3910.

Clive United Church worship service at 10:00 am.

Clive Baptist Church Kids’ worship (age 5-gr. 6) at 10am. Sunday School (Jr., Sr. High and adult) 10am. Regular worship service at 11am. Children’s Church (ages 2-gr. 2) at 11am. Youth – Friday nights at 7pm. Pastor Rick is available at the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 5 pm until 9 pm., and can be reached on cell at 403-877-6469. Our Administrator, is at the church Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 8 am to noon. Contact: 403-784-3335 or email [email protected] Clive Christian Fellowship for Sunday School times and information contact Pastor Gordon Rowland at 403-784-3172. Clive Community Building (behind Rooster’s) is presently for sale but is available for small meetings or sports/event registrations. The space is small but is suitable for any club or group that requires a meeting space. This is offered FREE of charge. Please contact Louise Bell at 403-784-3414 to book the space. 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) Clive FCSS Outreach Coordinator – Wanda Wagner. Office phone: 403-754-5695 email: [email protected]

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 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

Clive Figure Skating Club Alyssa Meyers 403-396-8218 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 High Speed Internet Café in the front lobby. Also home to Susan’s Pizza – 403-784-3334. The Hotel is offering a full breakfast menu Monday - Friday, opening at 6:00 each morning. Clive Lions Club meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month – 7:30pm at the Clive Community Hall. Contact Wayne Rodney 403783-2795 Clive Meeting Room to book call David Jones 403-597-7455 Clive Minor Hockey Ryan Ronald 403-318-5983 Clive Public Library (Located below Village Office) 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 Library programs: • Friday Night Movies: 2nd Friday of the month. A FREE movie at

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. Valley Thrift Shoppe open Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2:30 - 5:30pm, Thursdays 2:30 - 8:00 pm.. Westling Hall Lisa Bierens 403-784-2574

no expectations for me, no demands, no battles or wars to fight, and no history to live up to. – based on the Tao Te Ching, verse 51

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

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Chautauqua A11

Village of Clive Council Minutes C. Kenney’s attendance at the Workplace Series – Workplace Conflict Resolution offered by Municipal Dispute Resolution Services in Ponoka on Oct. 21 – 23, 2015. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY-

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Clive Province of Alberta, held on October 13, 2015 In the Village Office at 6:00 p.m. Present: Absent: Meeting to Order: Agenda: RC-15-207:

Minutes: RC-15-208:

Entered Meeting: CAO Report: RC-15-209:

Mayor Gillard, Councillors Graden, Henry, and Krochak, and CAO Kenney Councillor Wieler Mayor Gillard called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. Moved by Councillor Krochak to approve the agenda as presented. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLYMoved by Councillor Graden to approve the minutes of the September 28, 2015 Regular Council Meeting as presented. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY-

2016 Fortis & Atco Franchise Fees: RC-15-216:

Moved by Councillor Henry to accept the CAO report for information. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY-

Financial: RC-15-217:

Ron Orr, MLA exited the meeting at 6:50 pm.

New Business: Central Alberta Business Innovation Conference: RC-15-210: Moved by Councillor Henry to authorize Mayor Gillard to attend the Central Alberta Business Innovation Conference on October 22, 2015 at Rocky Mountain House. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLYCentral Alberta Tourism Presentation: RC-15-211: Moved by Councillor Graden to authorize CAO C. Kenney to attend the Central Alberta Tourism Presentation on Oct 1, 2015 in Red Deer. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLYRegional Business Network: RC-15-212:



Board Reports:


Correspondence: RC-15-221:

Round Table: Moved by Councillor Henry to authorize CAO C. Kenney to participate in the Regional Business Network. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY-

Municipal Dispute Resolution Services: RC-15-213: Moved by Councillor Krochak to authorize CAO

Moved by Councillor Henry to authorize the Lagoon Sludge Removal project up to a maximum of $10,000. This 2015 expenditure is to be funded from the Sewer Reserve. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY-

Support for RDC Polytechnic University Status: Moved by Mayor Gillard that the Village of Clive RC-15-215: provide a letter in support of Red Deer College obtaining Polytechnic University status. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY-

Ron Orr, MLA, Lacombe - Ponoka Constituency, entered the meeting at 6:10 pm.

Appointment: MLA, Lacombe Ponoka Constituency Ron Orr, MLA updated Council on his work and discussed Clive’s initiatives and concerns. • Fall Legislature Sitting begins Oct 26 • Lighting at the corner of Hwy 12 and Clive Access Road • Responsibility and funding for Emergency Social Services Ron Orr, MLA thanked the members of Council for the work they do for the community of Clive. Exit Meeting:

Lagoon Sludge Removal Project: RC-15-214:

Adjournment: RC-15-222:

Moved by Councillor Henry to keep the Fortis and the Atco franchise fees at the same rates for 2016. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLYa. Accounts Payable: Moved by Councillor Graden to approve the Accounts Payables in the amount of $111,755.51 cheques number 13356 through 13382 inclusive. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLYb. Bank Statement: Moved by Councillor Henry to approve the September Bank Statement as presented. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLYc. Budget to Actual Moved by Councillor Graden to accept the 2015 budget to actual for the third quarter as presented. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLYCouncillors attended and reported on the following meetings. • Councillor Henry – none • Councillor Krochak – none • Councillor Wieler – absent • Councillor Graden – Clive Fire Department • Mayor Gillard – Lacombe Foundation Moved by Councillor Krochak 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 UNANIMOUSLYCouncil was advised of the Lion’s Suitcase Dance being held on November 14, 2015 at the Clive Community Hall. Preference was indicated to attend the Dec 4 Cow Patti Theatre production for the Clive Council and Staff Christmas Party. Moved by Mayor Gillard to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m. -CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY-

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

A12 The Chautauqua

Mirror Community Saturday, November 21

Mirror Library Christmas Market at the Hall 10:00 - 2:00 pm. Lunch available. Tables $10. Phone Gale 403-788-3835 to book your table.

Thursday, December 3

Mirror & District Annual Seniors’ (60+) Christmas Supper at 5:30 pm at the Hall. Entertainment by Lisa Leschert singer from Eckville - follows supper. For further information, call Gale 403-788-3835.

Saturday, December 12

Friday, November 6, 2015

It Pays to Advertise A lion met a tiger as they drank beside a pool Said the tiger, “Tell me why you’re always roaring like a fool?” “That’s not foolish,” said the lion with a twinkle in his eye. “They call me King of all the beasts, it pays to advertise!” A rabbit heard them talking and ran home like a streak, He thought he’d try the lion’s plan, but all he did was squeak! A fox came to investigate and had dinner in the woods – The Moral is “Never advertise unless you’ve got the goods!” - Rulon Hillam

To advertise in the Chautauqua call 403-352-3837 or email [email protected]

Santa Claus is coming to the Mirror Community Hall from 1:00 to 4:00 pm Crafts, face painting, Hot Dogs, Xmas treats and Door Prizes for kids of all ages. For more info contact Lisa at 403-788-3890 or Claire at 403-788-3902.

__________________ 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. • Floor Curling held Thursdays at 1:00 pm at the Community Hall. • 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 United Church Sunday services at 9:30 am with Sunday School for children of all ages. For information call Gale at 403-7883835. We extend a warm welcome to anyone who may be looking for a church home. There is a time for coffee & fellowship after the service. email: [email protected] 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. 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: Joanne Slack 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. ________________ Transfer Station Hours Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 - 6 pm ________________ Lacombe County Terry Hager 403-782-6601

Tim Timmons 403-782-3820 (fax)

Agriculture: Keith Boras 403-782-6601 Keith is the contact for Mirror inquiries. Councillor, Div. 2:

403-318-3311 (cell)

Brenda Knight



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

Friday, November 6, 2015

Living Truth Christian School

The Chautauqua A13

News from the Friends of the Mirror Library Society

Submitted by Leona Marks

Submitted by Laura Graham

Living Truth Christian School in Mirror is open for registrations for Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Mirror Community Spirit for the library is absolutely wonderful. So many folks of all ages support our book haven in so many ways. The Summer Reading Program, Story Picnics, was very well attended. Thank you for all your donations of materials, funds and books! Without you it would be a major struggle. Also thank you for all the compliments...our beautiful flowers to the layout of the library. It is people like you with core values of responsibility, caring, kindness and pride in Mirror Library which makes our community a wonderful place to call home. May it continue to grow and fill each heart with joy.

We are a fully accredited Christian school with Alberta certified teachers and we follow the Alberta Curriculum Learning Outcomes. If you are interested in learning more about the school, please call the office at: 403 – 788 – 2444 to make an appointment to view the school, meet the staff and take home our information package. We’ll look forward to meeting you!

Lessons of Discovery Instruction Manuals for Living Depending on what stage we are in our lives, we can sometimes feel like we ought to know more about who we are or how to live. We may even berate ourselves for making the same mistakes, or for just not "getting it," whatever "it" may be. We wonder how our lives would be now, if only we had “known better.” During moments like these, it is important to remember that none of us are born with instruction manuals and that learning lessons is a lifelong journey. Inherent to our being born is that we are here to observe, learn, and grow. Accompanying this is a built-in guarantee that there will be mistakes and misadventures along the way. And while it is only natural that we may sometimes become overwhelmed, especially when the lessons keep coming, it is important to remember that learning to understand yourself and your world is an ongoing and active process where the journey is more important than the destination. Every lesson is intended so you can become more of who you are. And as you grow through this self-discovery, you begin to create your own instruction manual. The "how’s" and "why’s" are yours to discover, and part of the beauty of being alive is that these rules are always changing. If you feel that you would like to explore what your personal instruction manual may already say, then try writing down in order some of the significant events that have happened to you. It’s also important to take note of what you learned from each one. When you are done, you may be surprised to discover how much you are always growing, and that every lesson learned always informs the next. That being said, there is never any need to be hard on yourself or think that you should have it all figured out. We always know as much as we’re meant to know at that moment, and growing into our fullness is a process that unfolds in divine timing. You and your life are beautiful works in progress. Discover yourself and embrace your life’s lessons, and your instruction manual will create itself.

The Day's Closing Evenings From the beginning of time, a richly colored twinge of dusk touching the eastern horizon, the lengthening of shadows, and the appearance of the evening’s first star have let us know that it was time to rest, relax, and retire from the pressures of the day. For human beings and other living things that tend to be most active in daylight, evenings can be less hectic and more relaxing, as we prepare for sleep and spend quality time with our loved ones. But evenings are about much more than dinner and the feel of a cool, soft pillow. Evenings are a wonderful time to catalog the events of the day without distraction, to revel in gentle solitude or

N.B. The best way to contact Mirror Library is either to visit on a Wednesday afternoon or send an email to [email protected] Join us Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm High-speed Wi-Fi Internet. Thank you to Lacombe County. You can now connect to the world at Mirror Public Library Your Pages to the World email: [email protected] Website: silence, to end the day in serenity, and to commune with your inner self. There are many ways to turn the evening into a nurturing and soul enriching experience. A simple stroll through the realms of dusk and darkness can show you two different worlds: one winding down and one just coming to life. In the evening, the sounds we humans make begin to diminish, and the sounds of earth’s more nocturnal creatures and nature itself become more apparent. As night slowly falls, scents change, and the smell of the soil and greenery become magnified. Sky gazing in the evenings can be a meditative activity – one that reminds us that we are only one part of an infinitely complex and vast universe. Each night, the different phases of the moon show us the passage of time and the waxing and waning of life, as its glowing visage – whether in the shape of a circle, crescent, or a smile – bathes the world in an ethereal, wistful glow. As crickets chirp and night birds cry out, evening rituals and routines can make your day feel complete, help you unwind from the day’s busyness, and pave the way for rejuvenating sleep. Rituals and routines help you say goodnight to the present day, so you can look forward to the next one. While the sun sets, try doing a series of stretches, lighting some candles, or watching the daylight fade. The soothing, natural beauty of each evening can be your backdrop, as you meditate, quiet your soul, and relax into the peace and stillness that can be found at day’s end.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – Philo

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

A14 The Chautauqua

I Once Was Blind But Now I See

Friday, November 6, 2015

Bashaw Events Friday, November 6

Dance to the music of the 50's and 60's with Flashback Freddie. At the Bashaw AG grounds at 8:30 pm. Sponsored by Bashaw Majestic Theatre. Tickets $20 available from theatre members or phone Val 780-358-8575

Saturday, November 7

Bashaw Legion Market from 10:00 to 3:00. For a table call Jo-anne @ 780-678-4548 (cell)

Tuesday, November 10

All skill levels watercolor course. Instructor Sonya Zacharius. At the Happy Gang Centre 10 AM to 4 PM. Contact Gail S. at 1 780 877 2393 or Gail K at 1 780 877 2264. $40.00 per day, please register and pay by Oct. 23. We are sorry we do not refund monies if you are unable to attend.

Saturday, November 14

Bashaw Ag Society Comedian Night

Sunday, November 15

18th annual Vendor Xmas Market Come out to the town of Bashaw and prepare for the season. hand crafted, home made items, yummy treats and home based businesses all in one market. There will be entertainment during the day as well as a concession on site for anyone who wants to have lunch. Sponsored by Bashaw Ag Society

Saturday, November 21

Kids & Dads Lego at Bashaw Library 10-Noon (room for 12 dads or grandpas sign up soon!)

Saturday, December 5

It’s Christmas in New York! 5th Annual Fundraising Night Presented by Bashaw & District Victim Services

by Rev. Robin King Bartimaeus gets a name. Even if you're familiar with the story of Jesus healing a blind beggar who's name is Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52), that might not seem like a big deal, but I think it is. Many bible scholars have researched it and there's some fascinating theories about his name and what it means. They're very interesting, but I just think it's important he got a name. Any name. Jesus heals a lot of people and nobody gets a name except Bartimaeus. Well, there's Lazarus, I guess, but that's more a resurrection than a healing. And people seemed to know Lazarus. He even gets a second mention and the people's awareness of Lazarus seems to have made the Temple authorities nervous: "so the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well, since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and were believing in Jesus" (John 12:9-11). I wonder if that isn't why Bartimaeus gets a name. Maybe the author of Mark thought people would recognize him, hearing this as an origin story for a figure they knew. Maybe they knew Bartimaeus for more than this story, because of this story. Following Mark's narrative, we've just seen three episodes in which Jesus tries to explain to the disciples what he's all about and they just don't seem to understand. Peter earlier correctly identifies him as the messiah, but then doesn't seem to understand what that means: Jesus is not the kind of messiah they were expecting. Or that anyone was expecting. They just don't see what he means. And then there's this blind beggar at Jericho. He seems to know who Jesus is, calling out to him "Son of David," another name for the Messiah. The son of Timaeus (that's what Bar-Timaeus means) calls to the Son of David. How does he know who Jesus is? Probably the same way we all know what's true: both by knowing it intuitively and by what we've experienced. This little story begins with "they came to Jericho" and the very next thing is "as they were leaving Jericho," there's Bartimaeus. What happened in Jericho? Maybe Bartimaeus heard Jesus doing what Jesus does, teaching and healing, and put that together with his own sense of what was true and realized who it was. We can all do that with what's true, can't we? What we know and what we experience? Maybe Bartimaeus is really good at discerning truth, but, still, I don't think it's why he gets a name.

the late 18th century. The title refers to the supportive influence of John Newton, a former slave ship captain and author of the famous hymn, on William Wilberforce, the key figure in the campaign. In one scene, Wilberforce visits the aging Newton, now physically blind. Newton has written down all the ships, routes and slave traders he recalls and offers it to Wilberforce as evidence to help the cause. He quotes his hymn, "'I once was blind but now I see.' Didn't I write that, too?" Wilberforce replies "yes, you did." "Well, now at last it's true," says Newton.

"Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way" (Mark 10:52).

It became true not just in faith, but living that faith into action. I think that's how we should know Bartimaeus. It should be how we know each other, too.

Wait. What? Jesus told him to go, but he didn't. Instead, he "followed him on the way." I think people might have known Bartimaeus, not by who he had been, not by what happened here with Jesus, but what happened next: "he regained his sight and followed him on the way." Isn't that the lesson of this story for us? Not just that he believed, but that he followed on the way. With his physical sight restored, he lived into the what his heart saw to be true.

Rob Berry of the Bashaw Elks presenting a cheque for $250 to the Bashaw Figure Skating club. (right)

The 2009 film Amazing Grace is about the campaign to end slavery in

Photo courtesy of Robert Berry

He's persistent, too, with his calling to Jesus, even when others try to silence him. And when he finally has Jesus' attention, he leaves behind his cloak, probably his one possession of any value, and comes to Jesus, asking only for his sight to be restored. "Go," says Jesus, "your faith has made you well." That is a powerful faith, but, still, I don't think that's what makes him name-worthy.

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

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Chautauqua A15

Battle River Bus Route: from Bashaw to Ferintosh, Edberg, New Norway, Duhamel (to Camrose/return). The bus (available to ALL ages not just seniors). 780-372-3631 or Toll Free: 1-855-472-3631. Bashaw Adult Learning Courses 780-3723648 for courses and to register. Community Theatre please call for more information. 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 780-8772598. E-mail [email protected] Facebook https:// www.facebook,com/bashaw.agboard. To book Ag Facility or Ball Diamonds, call Loretta Paget anytime @ 780-781-6451 or 780-3723911 Mon-Wed. 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 Bus Society Shuttle Tuesday in town service. Camrose service: Thursdays only. To book call 780 372-3631. Charter available Bashaw Community Church 10:00 am Sunday Service Bible Study Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. Contact: 780-372-3581. 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. As well as our Facebook page or email us at [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, we are always looking for new members. For more information please contact Christy Van De Voorde @ 780-608-6197. Bashaw 4H Canine Club If you are interested in the Bashaw 4H Canine Club, please Call Zoe Kisling at 780-781-7747 for more info. 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.

gram for children 0-5 yrs, must be accompanied by an adult. Kids Lego Club drop in anytime. 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. Bashaw Medical Clinic Call 780-372-3740 Bashaw Meadows Volunteers needed for a variety of positions: reading, outings, powder puff, tuck shop, games, one on one. Interested? Contact 780-372-2056 for more information. Bashaw RCMP Victim Services Bethany Simpson 780-372-3793. Bashaw Skating Club Karen 780-372-2447. Bashaw Thrift Store open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 104pm. Drop off only received during business hours. Bashaw Well Child Clinics 3rd Wednesday of each month. For appointments, please call Camrose Public Health at 780-679-2980. Bashaw Youth Centre open Tues - Fri 3 - 7 pm. Phone 780-372-4048.

Bashaw Legion Wednesdays Bingo at 7:30 pm. 1st and 3rd Thursday Cribbage at 7:00 pm Friday Community Darts 7 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 pro-

Bethany Lifeline call 780-372-4074. Fire Department General meetings every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Fire Hall. Contact Fire Chief Mike Andriatz or Deputy Chief Jordan Lee or Bashaw Town Office. 4H Beef Club meets 1st Monday at 7:00 pm. Call Karen 780-877-2598.

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

A16 The Chautauqua

Friday, November 6, 2015

Town of Bashaw Approved Council Minutes REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL THURSDAY, October 1, 2015 – 5 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS Attendance:

Mayor Penny Shantz, Deputy Mayor Rosella Peterman, Councillor Darren Pearson, Councillor Bryan Gust, Councillor Lynn Schultz, Public Works Foreman Murray Holroyd Chief Administrative Officer: Theresa Fuller Recording Secretary: Kathy Berry Press in Attendance: Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

1) 2) 3)

CALL TO ORDER by Mayor Shantz at 5:00 p.m. PUBLIC HEARING - none ADDITIONS & AGENDA APPROVAL of October 1, 2015 MOVED by Deputy Mayor Peterman to adopt as amended the AGENDA OF OCTOBER 1, 2015 with additions of: 7.5 Garbage MOTION # 217-2015 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 4)

MINUTES 4.1 Minutes of Regular Council Meeting of September 17, 2015 MOVED by Councillor Gust to approve the Minutes of September 17, 2015 as presented. MOTION # 218-2015 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 5)

DELEGATIONS – Travis Hilliby for In Camera Agenda item, entered the meeting at 5:04 p.m., exited the meeting at 6:30 p.m. 6) BYLAWS MOVED by Deputy Mayor Peterman to proceed with the third reading of Bylaw 767-2015 Public Disturbance Bylaw on October 1, 2015. MOTION# 219-2015 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 7)

NEW AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS 7.1 Bashaw Area Recreation Board Representative – Re: New Council Representative for BARB. – the matter to be tabled until the Organizational meeting. 7.2 Presentation of Bashaw Community Centre Financials – Council would like Financials presented every 6 months for review rather than monthly. Additionally Council requests that a representative of the Hall Board be in attendance for the presentation of the Financials. MOVED by Councillor Gust to accept the Bashaw Community Centre Financial information as provided. MOTION# 220-2015 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 7.3 Dog and Cat Bylaw Enforcement – matter to be tabled to next regular meeting. 7.4 Arena Security Cameras – matter to be tabled to Budgeting meeting which has not yet been scheduled. 7.5 Garbage – Bashaw Meadows having problems with the garbage pickups and would like for the Town to get in contact with CanPak in this respect as Bashaw Meadows personnel have called them many times and the problem has yet to be addressed. Administration to contact CanPak for follow up. 8)

COMMITTEE & STAFF REPORTS 8.1 Committee Reports A. Mayor Shantz reported that attended the AUMA Convention with CAO Theresa Fuller. B. Deputy Mayor Peterman reported that she

attended the Bashaw Area Recreation Board meeting and the BDSS Board meeting. C. Councillor Gust had nothing to report D. Councillor Pearson had nothing to report E. Councillor Schultz reported that he attended Bashaw Youth Centre/Bashaw Boys and Girls Club meeting. 8.2 Staff Reports A. Murray Holroyd i. Attached to Minutes B. CAO Report i. Attached to Minutes MOVED by Councillor Schultz to accept the Committee & Staff Reports as presented. MOTION # 221-2015 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 9)

CORRESPONDENCE a. Note from Traveler b. Playground sign Request – Tabled to next regular meeting MOVED by Councillor Pearson to accept the information as provided and table the discussion regarding the Playground sign Request to next regular meeting. MOTION # 222-2015 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 10)

IN CAMERA 10.1 Land MOVED by Councillor Pearson to go in Camera at 5:47p.m. MOTION 223-2015 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY MOVED by Councillor Pearson to come out of Camera at 6:37 p.m. MOTION 224-2015 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 11)

NEXT MEETING: Organizational meeting on October 15, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers followed immediately by regular Council meeting at 5:15 p.m. and a Council Bylaw Review meeting on October 22, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m. all in Council Chambers. MOVED by Councillor Pearson that the Organizational meeting occur on October 15, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers followed immediately by regular Council meeting at 5:15 p.m. and a Council Bylaw Review meeting on October 22, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m. all in Council Chambers. MOTION #225-2015 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 12)

ADJOURNMENT of the October 1, 2015 Regular Meeting of Council called by Mayor Shantz at 6:38 p.m.

Bashaw School

submitted by the Bashaw School Staff November 11, 12, 13 & 16 No school in recognition of


Main Street 780-372-3503


Our Pharmacists are a valuable health resource. They will:

• • • • • •

Work with your physician to manage your medication Monitor your drug therapy Focus on positive health outcomes Answer all of your medication questions

Ted Szumlas BSc (ChemPharm) Antony Chan BSc (Pharm)

Identify treatment strategies Provide information and advice on healthy living

Flu shots are now available - by appointment Home Health Care Maybeline Cosmetics Greeting Cards Stationery and Magazines Lottery Tickets/Sales

OPEN: 9:00 to 5:30 Daily

Catalogue Agent

Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays

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

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Chautauqua A17

Sunday, November 15 8 a.m. Bashaw Legion 5115 - 50 Street, Bashaw

Remembrance Day, in lieu of interviews and Staff P.D. Monday, November 23

Report cards Grades 1-12

Tuesday, November 24

Kindergarten Report cards

Thursday, November 26

Parent/Teacher Interviews from 3:306:00 and 6:30-9:00. Booking can be made by calling the school office beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Congratulations to our senior cross country team led by our coach, Mr. McIntosh. We have three students who have qualified for the opportunity to compete at the provincial level. Scott Kohlman, Karlee Pearson and Taylor Dennis represented our school and division at the provincial championships in Grande Prairie. These students have worked hard with our whole cross country running team and we are very proud of their accomplishments. Here at the school we have finalized our budget for the year and with our increased enrollment, we have had the opportunity to add to our current academic offerings. We began the year with a grade 8 and 9 combined class in all of their areas. We were fortunate to have the ability to secure Mrs. Amanda Swedberg this past week to take over the Grade 8 class in their Social Studies, Science and Math classes. This reduction in pupil to teacher ratio will benefit our students’ ability to access the teacher in the classroom and we see this as a benefit. We would also like to welcome a new face in our school as an educational assistant. Mrs. Tammy Ball will be joining us in later October to work with some of our classes to facilitate their learning. Both of these staff members are strong additions to our team and we want to welcome them and the skills that they bring to us. Taking time to recognize all of our students, staff and community members who contribute to our school on a daily basis is something that we could do for a long time and still never run out of names. Staff, students, parents, and community members work very hard to support this school and the wonderful things that happen here. To this, we are all thankful. Craig Dimond, Principal Breakfast Program: Thank you to the following people who have donated to our program Roy & Kelly Carlson Taylor Family Candace Coubrough Meghan Oliver

Happy Gang Society Louis Dreyfus Monty Oliver Nikki Sutley Also a special thank you to Fraser from the Bashaw RCMP detachment for joining us again this year serving breakfast. We appreciate having you be a part of our team. Bashaw Youth Foundation/Boys & Girls Club Nov 6 is DANCE DAY 5 years and older 6pm-7:30 $5/dancer (under 5 years welcome but must have someone stay with them 11 years & Older 8pm-10pm $5/ dancer Music and light show by Rubberband Ent. Closed door policy in effect!! Refreshments and snacks included. Questions Please call 780-372-4048

Quality, craftsmanship, durability

BLR Lightweight Stainless rifle Short Action. Long Action. Ready for Any Action. As a rule, lever-action aficionados have always had to trade away power and accuracy for quick handling and easy carrying. With the Browning BLR those compromises are a thing of the past.

Bashaw Sports Centre 780-372-4440 Main Street, Bashaw

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

A18 The Chautauqua

Village of Donalda "Pancake and Music Jam" 2nd Sunday of each month. Pancakes at 11:00 a.m. Jam session to follow...Come join enjoy a fun time at the "Drop-In Centre" (corner of Main St. and Alberta Ave.) Donalda Friendship Coulee 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!! Friday, November 27

Jimmy the Janitor "Live" The Maritime's Best.... Good Clean Fun! Comedian Jimmy the Janitor will appear at the Donalda Community Hall. Doors and Bar open at 6:30 pm. Showtime 7:30 pm. Dessert Bar at Intermission. Tickets $35.00 at the Donalda Museum 403-883-2100 or from any Museum Board Member

Sunday, November 29

A Village Christmas Parade of Lights, Santa, Christmas Market, Santa's Shopping Centre (403) 883-2943

Dogs at Large The Village Office has been receiving a number of complaints of dogs running loose around the Village. Please ensure that your dogs are kept on a leash when off of your property and please ensure that you pick up after your dog. Thank you! Donalda & District Museum The Museum will be holding its annual fundraising event. This year we will be hosting a comedic evening featuring Jimmy the Janitor. The fun night of laughter will take place on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 7:30P.M., with doors opening at 6:30. Tickets are $35 each and include a dessert bar. There will also be a silent auction, as well as a cash bar. If you are interested in attending please pick up your tickets at the Museum Office or from a board member. Get your tickets soon as seating is limited. Donalda Community Promotion Society After the successful August Drive In movie, the next project the society members are looking at is A VILLAGE CHRISTMAS, scheduled for Sunday. November 29. The bottle recycling trailer continues to be a very successful fund raiser for all of the village societies that are taking advantage of it. Donalda Gallery for the Arts If you or someone you know would like to exhibit in the gallery summer of 2016, please send a profile to Darlene at [email protected] and this will be presented at a board meeting. The Gallery will be decorated and lighted for the Village Christmas and stay on for the season. ABRA Barrel Racing 403-883-2824 Barb Bosch Donalda Animal Rescue 403-883-2521 403-883-2870 Donalda Arena & Equestrian Centre 403-883-2330 Jodi Blouin Donalda Beautification Initiative 403-883-2891 Beth Fulton Donalda Campground 403-883-2330 Jodi Blouin Donalda Cemetery Club 403-883-2377 Holly Komishke Donalda Community Arts Society 403-883-2255 Byron Norman Donalda Community Hall Available for rent 403-883-2330 Jodi Blouin

Friday, November 6, 2015

Meeting Creek Community Centre: Reg Harper 780-781-4239 Donalda Coulee Friendship Club 403-883-2555 Judy Dinsmore 403-883-2253 Darlene Tantrum Pancake Breakfast & Music Jam - 2nd Sunday of the month Bingo - 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Friendship Centre is available to rent, they also cater Donalda Curling Club 403-883-2824 Mike Mueller Mixed Curling League - December - March Donalda & District Ag Society 403-883-2330 Jodi Blouin Donalda & District Museum 403-883-2100 Kasheen Clouson, Manager Email: [email protected] Donalda Equestrian Centre Indoor riding arena: 75 x 180 ft Outdoor riding arena: 300 x 300 ft Barrel Racing Jackpots - every Wednesday (403-883-2356) Arena is available for rent Donalda Library 403-883-2026 Donalda Light Riders 403-883-2436 Becky Clement Drill team rides - Monday nights (September - June) Trail rides all year Donalda Lutheran Churches 403-883-2025 Donalda & District Community Promotion Society 403-883-2891 Beth Fulton Donalda School 403-883-2280 Mark Siemen, Principal Donalda Ski Hill & Chalet 403-883-2330 Jodi Blouin Donalda Volunteer Fire Department Fire Permits must be obtained from the County of Stettler. Use 911 for emergencies. Conference Room is available for Functions and/or meetings 403-883-2350 Frank Sutton Lyncot Ladies Club 403-883-0007 Carla Bakkers Metis Association 403-883-0005 Lorne & Barb Todd Over the Hill Trail Riders Ginger Novakowski 403-742-4681 Spruce Coulee Community Centre 403-883-2580 Fraser Beebee Village of Donalda 403-883-2345 Westwoods Community Centre 403-574-2116 Karen Williams

Follow your heart and use your mind to navigate the heart-chosen path. - Fred Croker

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

Friday, November 6, 2015

Forestburg News You can pre-order your history books at the Village Office or the Library. Order forms were in the July INFOrestburg, or you can get forms at either of these locations. **Pre-orders must include a deposit. ** Or if you wish, you can mail your order to: Forestburg History Book 2019 Box 46, Forestburg, AB T0B 1N0 PLEASE NOTE: The original YESTERDAY & YEARS AGO (pub. 1983) is being reprinted as a 2-volume set because a copy of the first book is needed to get full value from the new book. So if you don’t have one, this is your opportunity. The new book YESTERDAY AND YEARS AGO…OUR STORY CONTINUES will include stories continued from the first book, new stories and some from earlier days that were missed. It will continue the page numbers from the first book and include an expanded index for BOTH books.

The Chautauqua A19 reach out and grab and embrace life.. 'They braced and caught my fall when as a toddler I crashed upon the floor.. They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back. As a child, my mother taught me to fold them in prayer. They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots. They held my husband and wiped my tears when he went off to war. 'They have been dirty, scraped and raw, swollen and bent. They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn son. Decorated with my wedding band they showed the world that I was married and loved someone special They wrote my letters to him and trembled and shook when I buried my parents and spouse.

GUARANTEE YOUR COPIES by pre-ordering. There will be only one printing.

'They have held my children and grandchildren, consoled neighbours, and shook in fists of anger when I didn't understand.

Forestburg Library Did you know colouring is more relaxing than meditation? Join us for Adult Colouring every Friday at 2:30pm in the drop-in at Big Knife Villa.

They have covered my face, combed my hair, and washed and cleansed the rest of my body. They have been sticky and wet, bent and broken, dried and raw. And to this day when not much of anything else of me works real well these hands hold me up, lay me down, and again continue to fold in prayer.

Dance Lessons in Forestburg Learn ballroom and Latin dancing. Starting on Thursday Nov 5, 2015 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Cost is $10 per evening. Call John Oberg for more info at 780-582-2465.

'These hands are the mark of where I've been and the ruggedness of life.

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

Grandma’s Hands Author Unknown Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench.. She didn't move, just sat with her head down staring at her hands. When I sat down beside her she didn't acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if she was OK. Finally, not really wanting to disturb her but wanting to check on her at the same time, I asked her if she was OK. She raised her head and looked at me and smiled. 'Yes, I'm fine, thank you for asking,' she said in a clear voice strong.... 'I didn't mean to disturb you, grandma, but you were just sitting here staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK,' I explained to her. 'Have you ever looked at your hands,' she asked. 'I mean really looked at your hands?' I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at my hands as I tried to figure out the point she was making. Grandma smiled and related this story: 'Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have, how they have served you well throughout your years. These hands, though wrinkled shrivelled and weak have been the tools I have used all my life to

But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when he leads me home. And with my hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of God.' I will never look at my hands the same again. But I remember God reached out and took my grandma's hands and led her home. When my hands are hurt or sore or when I stroke the face of my children and husband I think of grandma. I know she has been stroked and caressed and held by the hands of God. I, too, want to touch the face of God and feel His hands upon my face. ~~~~~~ A teacher asks a student, "What kind of woman would you like to be with when you're all grown up?" "A woman like the moon!" answers the kid. "That's beautiful," breathes the teacher, "what a choice! Because you'd like her to be beautiful and radiant like the moon?" "No, I'd like her to appear at night and disappear come morning!" ~~~~~ After Bob died, everyone gathered at his funeral. Then the minister started to speak: "He was a model husband, a decent man, a terrific father." The widow then makes a motion for her son to come to her. "What is it mother?" he whispers. "Dear, go check the casket, I think we're at the wrong funeral." ~~~~~ Knock on the door. "Hello sir, would you like to contribute something to the old folks home?" "Yes, actually," beams the old man. "Inge, put your jacket on and pack a suitcase!"

- Author Unknown

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

A20 The Chautauqua

Friday, November 6, 2015 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.

Tuesday, November 10

Forestburg School’s Annual Remembrance Day ceremony at 10:30 am.

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:

Saturday, November 14

Forestburg Concert Series: THE WARDENS Forestburg Community Hall 7:30 pm.

Looking for something to do? Try the Seniors Drop In Centre. Open Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Floor curling, cards, Pool, exercises, coffee

Sunday, November 15

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE…..Looking for entertainment, fun, involvement with a great group?? Auditions will be held for this spring’s presentation by the Curtain Call Community Theatre 7 pm at the Community Center. Productions dates are the first two weekends in March. This year’s performance will be a British ADULT oriented comedy with a cast of 11 performers. NEWCOMERS ARE WELCOME!!

LIBRARY HOURS Ph. 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://

Monday, November 23

Forestburg Eastern Star Annual Soup & Chilli Luncheon and Bake Sale at the Forestburg Masonic Hall, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Everyone Welcome.

Saturday, November 28

Forestburg Christmas Market at the Community Center. Call Sharon at 780-582-3668 or email [email protected] to book your table. Tables are $20 each. Book early to avoid disappointment. Travel Club will once again be providing the lunch.

Sunday, November 29

Lions Ham and Turkey Bingo 2 pm at the Community Hall

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 - Tuesday nights. To register contact Ingrid Badry at 780-781-1201. • Mixed League - Friday nights. To register contact Jeff Northey at 403-854-6546. District 19 Open Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings every Saturday, 7pm at the Community Baptist Church (4802 47 Ave.) Behind the new water treatment plant. Contact 780-385-6056 for more info SOS Program Service Options for Seniors Donna is in Flagstaff County the first full week of each month at the following locations: Forestburg (Big Knife Seniors Centre) Tues. 2:00-3:00 Donna Coombs Executive Director, (780) 672-4121 or 1-866-6724131 Transfer Station now accepts: • wet cell batteries • paint and paint cans - aerosol, latex, oil and varnishes • oil filters, empty oil jugs • all electronics (e-waste) The Forestburg Lions Club has 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 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 BAPTIST CHURCH: Lead Pastor David Tonner, Associate Pastor Andrew Lortie Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 a.m. Phone: 780-385-3607 Website: BETHEL UNITED: Sunday Services at 11:30 am First Sunday of each month is communion Last Saturday of each month, the Men’s Breakfast (8:30 – 10:00 am.) 780-582-3796, e-mail HOPE LUTHERAN: Worship 9:30 am Pastor Rick Laurendeau 780-582-3531 Curtain Call Community Theatre Roxie Wegenast 780-583-2112 Diplomat Mine Museum Society Ryan Hunting 780-582-3758 Forestburg Aquanauts Robin Hillman 780-582-2207 Forestburg Arena Association Brent Stenson 780-582-3566 Forestburg Art Club Val Vincett 780-583-3929 Forestburg Ceramics and/or Pottery Marj Lunty 780-582-2250 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 Concert Series Forestburg Curling Club Jeff Northey 780-582-3925 Forestburg Dance Society Linda Welsh 780-582-2408 Forestburg Figure Skating Club Nicole Streich 780-582-2490 Forestburg Fossils Hockey Jeff Northey 780-582-3925 Forestburg Golf Club Don Lunty 780-582-2192 Forestburg Historical Society Janice Freadrich 780-582-2265 Forestburg Lightning Ladies Hockey Maureen Adams 780-582-3720 Forestburg Minor Ball Aaron Martz 780-582-4252 Forestburg Minor Hockey Association Aaron Bish 780-582-3886 Forestburg Minor Soccer Marty Forster 780-582-2460 Forestburg Municipal Library Marion Oberg Riise 780-582-4110 Forestburg Senior Baseball Dale Litke 780-582-4286 Forestburg Slopitch League Jim Andre 780-582-2473 Hastings Coulee Hall Board Shirley Helmig 780-582-2283 Pleasington Historical Society Rosemarie Oberg 780-582-2160 SOS (Service Options for Seniors) Donna Coombs 780-582-3641 The Walter Jahns Singers Gen Dietz 780-582-3612 Valley Ski Club 780-879-2106 VMA Fitness Consulting Variety of Classes Offered. For more information Vickie Arksey 780-582-3800

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

Friday, November 6, 2014 Adult Recreational Volleyball Contact Tracy Kozey 4037 4 9 - 3 1 8 1 . $5/month. Thurs., 7 to 9 pm at Delburne School, Large Gym Anthony Henday Historical Society meetings held 3rd Tuesday of each month. For further info Contact Ray Reckseidler 403-749-3813 Anthony Henday Museum open July - August, Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 pm. Can Skate, Seniors & Synchronized Skating Keri 403-749-3112.

The Chautauqua A21 Delburne Moms & Tots every Wednesday at Delburne United Church. Contact Linda Attfield at 403-304-4408 for information. Delburne Pharmacist Services - Alix Drugs provides a full prescription service for customers. Call Shannon Glover 403-391-6775. Delburne Playschool Tuesday's and Thursday's from 9-11:30 in St. Michael's Catholic Church (basement). Call Jane 403-749-2048 or Jayne at 403-749-3059 Delburne Pottery Club Very active, fun club, full studio, reasonable rates. New members welcome! Call Norma 403-747-2926. Delburne United Church Worship service & Sunday School Sunday at 11:15 a.m. For info please call minister Amy Mueller 403-749-3772 or Mervin Peters 403-749-2433. Bookings Carol Murray 403-749-3856

Chamber of Commerce Contact Dave Grant at 403-749-2595 Collins Community Center To book hall contact Vina 403-749-3911 Cowboy Church 2nd & last Wednesday of month, 7:00 pm Elnora Drop In. For more info call Mary Williams at 403-749-2047

ELKS meet 2nd Monday of the month at 8 pm sharp. Contact Roy Jamieson 403-749-2058 Family Community Support Services (FCSS) 403-749-3654. Family School Wellness worker For information call 403-749-3838

Cumberland Hall to book the hall for your next gathering, please contact Ada & Gerry Linneberg at 403-749-2525. Delburne Ag Society 2nd Tuesday of the month. Contact Roberta Purdie 403-749-2700. Delburne & District Light Horse Association Annual membership is $15 for an individual and $20 for a family. For more information contact: Jackie Smith (Pres.) 403-749-2792 or Bonnie Stephenson 403749-3434 (Secretary) Email: [email protected] A fun, family oriented horse club that offers gymkhana events and cattle penning. New members always welcome.

Footcare Clinic Located at Elk Haven Manor, Delburne One Monday per month. Please call Elnora HomeCare office for an appointment 403-773-3636. Harvest Gym 403-749-3838. Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-8:30pm Closed Weekends/School Holidays. Healthy Communities Initiative Call 403-749-3380 for info. Lab Services Every Wednesday morning from 9-12 at the Elnora Health Center. To make an appointment call 403-773-3636.

Delburne Boys & Girls Club Delburne Centralized School It’s FREE! Kids Club 6-12 year olds, Thursday, 3:30-5:30 pm Games, crafts, snack, theme days, meet new friends. • Keystone 13-17 year olds, Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm Ski trip, leadership activities, retreats, offsites, fundraising. If you are interested please contact AJ @ 403-342-6500 ext. 112 or [email protected] or you can grab a registration form at the school office.

Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion Meet 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Contact: Jeanette 403-749-3787

Delburne Community Hall For bookings contact Kerri Dickinson 403 749-3630 or cell 780 505-2558

New to Delburne Welcome package available at the Village Office.

Delburne Curling Club Contact Louise Smith at 403-749-3898

Meals on Wheels We had expanded our options of affordable, nutritious and ready-to-eat meals via a partnership with the Golden Circle. If you are unable to provide a meal for yourself due to health / physical limitation and call FCSS to try a SAMPLE MEAL FOR FREE.

Royal Canadian Legion Potluck supper every 3rd Saturday! Meetings last Wednesday of the month. Bookings available. Contact John McLeod 403-749-2277.

Delburne Drop In Centre Play Crib on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Potluck 2nd Friday at noon, before music and dance. Music & Dance 2nd, 4th & 5th Fri 1 - 4 p.m. General meetings 1st Monday after Crib at 4:30 p.m.

St Columba Anglican Church services are 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. The first Sunday of every month is Holy Communion with Rev. Edith Sandusky officiating. The following Sundays are morning prayers with a lay reader. Contact Jean Johnson @ 403-749-2411

Delburne Food Bank Drop items at the Delburne Village Office.

School Council (PAC) Contact Tracy Jackson 403-749-3059.

Delburne 4H Beef Club contact Laura Biggs at 403-749-2665 .

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 at 1 pm. Signs To have your event promoted, forward details to the Village Office in person or phone 403-749-3606. For any Cemetery needs please contact the Village Office at 403-749-3606.

Delburne 4H Coal Trail Riders Susanne Widdecke 403-749-2731 Delburne Gospel Church Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Weekly Home Bible Studies Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Call 403-749-2211 or 403-749-3708. Delburne Library Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 - 5:00 pm

Well-Baby Immunization Clinics 2nd and 4th Wednesday at Neighborhood Place by appt only, call Elnora CHC 403-773-3636. Saturday: 11:00 - 2:00 pm.

Delburne Minor Hockey Meeting 1st Thursday of the month. Call Dale 403-749-3243 or Lisa at 403-749-3535. Delburne Neighborhood Place 403-749-3380. Coordinator: Jayne Harrison. Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm,

Wheels on Meals Hot meals delivered Mon-Wed-Fri at lunch time. Call 403-749-3654. Women’s Outreach and Central Alberta Women’s Shelter services Appointments available upon request. Please call 403-749-3380


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

A22 The Chautauqua

Events & Activities Saturday, November 7

Delburne Hall Craft Fair 10am to 3pm Delburne Hall. To book tables ($10 /table), call 403-749-3630 or 403-749-2790. Soup & Sandwich Lunch Available

Tuesday, November 10

Delburne & District Agricultural Society Annual General Meeting 7pm Delburne Arena. Everyone Welcome!

Saturday, November 14

Delburne & Districts Light Horse Association Year-End Banquet, Awards Night & 50th Anniversary Celebrations @ Delburne Hall. Cocktails @ 5:30, a Christensen Catered Meal @ 6:30, Award Presentations & Social to follow. Tickets must be Pre-Purchased. Adult ticket $18.00, 6 to 10 year old ticket $8.00, 5 & under free. For your ticket call Jackie Smith at 403.352.3925.

Delburne Pottery Club is offering pottery classes for beginners every Thursday starting October 1, from 10a.m. to 1p.m., running 8 weeks. To inquire call Norma at 403-597-3703. MAIN STREET REVITALIZATION Attracting jingle in the jeans! Let’s discover together how we can: • Get more people visiting our shops and services • Attract new business while honouring our historical theme. If this interests you, please submit your name and ideas to via email to [email protected] ASSISTANCE with FORMS Do you have questions around AB Seniors Benefits, Special Needs Assistance for Seniors, Dental/Optical Assistance for Seniors, and/or Education Property Tax Assistance for Seniors? If so, please phone FCSS (403 749 3654) to book an appointment. A trained volunteer will meet with you to help you fill out your forms and answer questions you may have. The Canadian Diabetes Bin is back! It is located at 2119 -20 St in the back ally across from the Fire Hall. Canadian Diabetes accepts all clothing, DVD's and accessories. Everything must be in bags. Lets help support a great cause and continue recycling. If you have any questions you can call Bev @ 403-506-1205 or Russell @ 403-314-9961 Dry Dump: TUESDAY - 2 pm to 5 pm SATURDAY - 9 am to 1 pm Please note that the dry dump is available for use by BOTH Village & County residents. ABSOLUTELY NO: Glass, VCR’s, DVD’s, stereo’s, metal, appliances, household garbage (mattresses, bed frames, chairs, etc.), appliances, carpet, plastic pails, tires. E-CYCLE TAKES: Computers & accessories, televisions, cardboard, plastic and tin cans, yard waste (grass clippings, garden refuse), burnable materials (wood, pallets, tree branches).

Friday, November 6, 2015

Delburne Centralized School Phone: 403-749-3838


November 6-11

Fall Break

Friday, November 20

Report Cards (Grades K-8)

Thursday, November 26

DCS Awards 11:00am Parent/Teacher Interviews 3:30-8 pm PAC Meeting 6:30pm

This fall has been an active time for our DCS athletes. On October 1st the Grade 2-6 Running Club headed to Innisfail on a beautiful autumn day. Cayla Davidson came in 1st, Brinley Davidson 3rd, and we had several top 10 finishes! Congratulations on a great day. Our grade 7-9 runners also took part in a run in Innisfail, after school on October 1st. The runners rocked at this CENNA event. Caitlyn Davidson finished 1st while Shianna Duda came in 3rd in the grade 7 category. Leah Pilkington crossed the finish in 1st place while Georgia Biggs came in 2nd in the Grade 9 category. Congratulations to all our runners. DCS has five volleyball teams this year: 3 JH Girls teams, 1 JH Boys and a SH Varsity Girls team. The final total for the Terry Fox Run was $1,004.25. The Casual for a Cause donated $50.00 towards this from September’s collection. Thank you to everyone who donated to this worthy cause! To celebrate our efforts, students got to enjoy seeing certain male staff members “Say Yes to the Dress” while a few of our female staff members decide to try a more “manly” look for the day! (below)

Delburne Municipal Library Located on Main Street 403-749-3848

Librarian: Judy Nicklom

Email address:[email protected] Website: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 - 5:00 pm Wednesday 11:00 - 8:00 pm Saturday 11:00– 2:00 pm Support Your Community volunteer to be a library board member. Call to inquire 403 749 3848.

Utility Trailer will remain available until the first snowfall, provided it is being utilized. Thank you for complying with our new bylaws pertaining to keeping RV’s off the street. It will help with snow removal. Centennial Celebration 2013 DVD available for sale at $20.00 each. Call Shelly at

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

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Chautauqua

Village of Delburne Council Minutes 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. “All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome, in this place.”

Memorial Tree Garden Girls Varsity Volleyball Team posing for photo with coaches after winning the Castor Tournament.

Delburne & Districts Light Horse Association 1965 - 2015 Year-End Banquet, Awards Night & 50th Anniversary Celebrations November 14th @ Delburne Hall Cocktails @ 5:30 A Christensen Catered Meal @ 6:30 Award Presentations & Social to follow Tickets must be Pre-Purchased Adult ticket $18.00 6 to 10 year old ticket $8.00 5 & under free

For your ticket call Jackie Smith at 403.352.3925

Delburne Curling Club Leagues: Ladies - Monday Seniors - Tuesday Men's - Wednesday Open League - Thursday Open league is 4 players of any gender or age. Drop In Curling - every Thurs-day at 1pm Contact: Ariane Zimmer 403-318-4790

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

The Village of Delburne and the Delburne Futures Committee would like to remind you of the Memorial Tree Park located on the east side of the tracks by the storm pond. This park provides the community the opportunity to purchase a tree in memory of a loved one in a serene, accessible and scenic setting. COST - $200 – This includes a 10 gallon, 6’ high tree purchased from Parkland Nursery (which ensures a life-time guarantee on the trees), delivery, planting, the plaque and its wooden base. Any proceeds from the trees will be used by the Delburne Futures Committee to landscape and purchase additional benches etc. There will only be 1 planting a year in early June so that the plants have a great chance of rooting and taking on the winter. However, you can order a tree at the Village Office at any time. You will be notified by phone when your tree is being planted. You can choose from the following trees or if you have no preference, the committee will chose one on your behalf to best landscape the park. a. Flowering Crab b. Gold Rush Amur Cherry c. Flame Amur Maple d. Japanese Lilac e. Snowbird Hawthorne (The odd time Parkland Nursery will need to make a substitution.)

Woman Shot In Her Own Driveway Author Unknown A young woman was visiting her in-laws and, while there, went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. Later, her husband noticed her sitting in her car in the driveway with the windows rolled up and her eyes closed, with both hands behind the back of her head. He became concerned and walked over to the car. He noticed that her eyes were now open and she looked very strange. He asked her if she was okay, and she replied that she had been shot in the back of the head and had been holding her brains in for over an hour. The husband called the paramedics, who broke into the car because the doors were locked and the woman refused to remove her hands from her head. When they finally got in, they found that Linda had a wad of bread dough on the back of her head. A Pillsbury biscuit canister had exploded from the heat, making a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot, and the wad of dough hit her in the back of her head. When she reached back to find out what it was, she felt the dough and thought it was her brains. She initially passed out, but quickly recovered.

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

A24 The Chautauqua

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

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 please contact Shelley Perry 403-749-2821 or Lynn Williams 403-749-2212.

Friday, November 6, 2015

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 Sunday, December 13

Pine Lake Singers Concert 2:30 pm at the Pine Lake Hub Community Centre

Pine Lake Mom’s & Tot’s Every other Thursday at the Pine Lake Hub. Contact Jayne at 403-749-3380 for information. 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.

Youth Comic Strip Contest Winners Parkland Regional Library is pleased to announce the winners of September’s Comic Strip Contest, celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month. First place goes to Wojamo Richie (age 16) [below] from Olds, who wins a Wacom Intuos Tablet. We had a tie for second place: Mya Kingsfield (12) [above] and Yasmin Lee (12) [right] both will be awarded a set of 24 Copic Markers. The contest was open to all youth, aged 10 to 18, residing within the Parkland Regional Library system. Participants submitted their original work between September 4th and 25th, and a panel of four independent judges selected the top 5 entries for public voting October 5th to 9th on the PRL Facebook page. The public chose Wojamo’s strip (below) as the winner.

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 Singers meet every Thursday night at 7:00 P. M. until Dec. 10th at the Pine Lake Hub Community Centre. All newcomers are welcome. 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.

I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. - Lewis Carroll

Parkland applauds all participants who submitted entries; you made us smile and laugh. There are many creative young people here in central Alberta! The judges had a difficult time choosing the top five. Congratulations to the winners!

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

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Chautauqua A25 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

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 1st Sunday is prayer with Lay reader at 10:30 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. United 11:30 am. No services July & August

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. 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. "Empty Kettle Cafe" open on Main Street. Phone: 403-773-2244 Lab Hours Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 - noon at the Elnora Community Health Centre. Baby Immunization Clinic Every Thursday morning, 10 am to 12:30 at the Elnora Community Health Center Foot Care Clinics Located at Elnora Home Care Office (The old hospital in Elnora) One Wednesday afternoon a month starting at 4:00pm. Please call Elnora HomeCare office for an appointment 403-773-3636. 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.

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.

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.

Elnora Car Wash – Coffee Shop and Neighbourhood Place. Closed Friday at 6 pm and Saturdays. 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 Contact 403-773-3920 Elnora Garbage Pickup

Tuesday morning

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; Karen Richardson at 403-773-3745; and Pat Matthews at 403773-3937. 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 2015. 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 Playschool Monday and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 am in the basement of the Elnora United Church. Teacher: Shelley Lawrence. For more info, call Tina 403-773-3171 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

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. Sensible Eaters meet Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. at the Community Health Care Centre. Call 403-773-3105 for info. The Village of Elnora Visit Village Council meets 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 pm.

Elnora Pharmacy DIVISION OF WESTERSUND CHEMISTS LTD. GST # R105642623 # 205 Main Street Box 705 Elnora, Alberta, Canada, T0M 0Y0 Ph: 403 773 3678 Fax: 403 773 3511 Cell: 403 318 7396 E-mail: [email protected] Web:

Donald A. Westersund, B.Sc.Pharm. ‘68, M.Sc.Pmcol. 71 R.P.E.B.C. 73, Licensed Pharmaceutical Chemist Healthcare Professional Lic. Pesticide Vendor Res: 403 773 2426

What might be the right path one day may be completely wrong the next. - Dr. Bernie Siegel

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

A26 The Chautauqua

Elnora FCSS District Community Worker: [email protected]

Sheila Gongaware 403-773-3920

Friday, November 6, 2015

Neighbourhood Place Tina Ward, Elnora Neighbourhood Place Coordinator. Hours of Operation 8am to 3pm Monday–Friday.

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. If you have any questions please visit me at the Village Office, give me a phone call or pop me an email. Coats for KIDS If you have extra gently used coats, toques, scarves and mitts please bring them to the Elnora Village Office and I will make sure they are given to those in need. Thank you in Advance for your generosity. SEEDS Sharing, Exploring, Educating Discovering and Singing FREE preschooler activities for care givers and children 0 – 5 years of age on November 13th, 20th and December 4th at the Elnora Hall – SIDS room starting at 10 am. Christmas Hamper Applications If you are a family in need or you know a family in need during this Christmas Season please contact me – Christmas Hamper application deadline is Wednesday, November 25.

Elnora Neighborhood Place is now of Facebook! Please, like us and follow for up to date information about what is happening in Elnora! Elnora Neighbourhood Place is currently looking for interested residents of Elnora or the surrounding community to join the Elnora Neighbourhood Place Board and share with us their visions for the future of this program! Meetings are held every 6 weeks. Boys and Girls Club Wednesdays • Kids Club: Grades 1—7 from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Drop In Centre. • Keystone: 13—17 years old from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Youth Centre. Applications can be picked up at the village office or Elnora Neighbourhood Place! Interested in volunteering? Youth and Adult volunteers are needed for the Wednesday programs. For more information, contact Jillian at 403.342.6500, ex 122 or email her at [email protected]

Community Hall, doors open at 5:30 PM, Supper at 6:30PM – Adults $10.00 plus a non-perishable food item, 15 years and under a non-perishable food item only. All proceeds going back into the community.

Elnora Events Saturday, November 7

Thursday, November 12

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Elnora Turkey Fall Supper In the Community Hall, Cocktails starting at 4PM, Supper at 5PM - $15.00 for 13 years and up, $7.50 for 6 to12 years of age and 5 years and under are Free. All proceeds are going to the Elnora Museum and the Elnora Public Library. Traveling Blood Donor Clinic – It’s in you to give!!! Bus leaving the Village Office in Elnora at 11 AM returning to Elnora approximately 3:30 PM. Cost: FREE – bring your own bag lunch. Only 2 spots on the bus left - please call 403-773-3920 or email [email protected] to register. Ladies Evening Out Glass Etching and Bath Bombs in the Elnora Ag building starting at 7 PM. Cost: $3.00/person. For glass etching please bring your own glass ware. Travel Time at the Legion Enjoy an evening of slides, information and snacks from community members who have traveled to the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Guatemala during the summer. 7:00PM in the Elnora Legion.

Friday, November 27

Movie/Popcorn Night @ The Elnora Drop-In Centre @ 7 p.m. Showing "SAN ANDREAS" (New Release) Everyone Welcome!

Saturday, November 28

3rd Annual Elnora Community Dance & Benefit as well as the Elnora Community Christmas Party In the

Trochu Valley School Courtesy of the school staff 403-442-3872: Campus 1 and 2 are connected by an internet based phone system. Email: [email protected] Each staff member can be contacted by their school email at: [email protected] Web Site: Friday, November 6

Jr/Sr High Report Cards

Tuesday, November 10

Trochu Valley School Remembrance Day Service 10:30 am Trochu Community Hall. The school service is open to the public. We welcome all parents, siblings and community members to join us as our school pays tribute to our veterans.

Wednesday, November 11 Remembrance Day no classes Friday, November 13

Guest Speaker Eva Olsson Gr 4 - 12

Monday, November 16

Day in Lieu of Parent Teacher Interviews No School

Information can also be found via The Capital event c a l e n d a r a t or Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

Friday, November 6, 2015 Thursday, November 19

Parent Teacher Interviews

November 20 & 21

Sr Girls Zone Volleyball Tournament

Thursday, November 26

Elementary Report Cards

Friday, November 27

Flex Friday No School

The Chautauqua A27

The Tro-Val golf team attend Zones in Crossfield on September 21, 2015. The team did not place but played very well and we are proud to have them represent Trochu Valley School. The team consisted of Kyle Painter, Joel Frere, Mitchell McRae & Alex Little. They were coached by Mr. Doug Geier (pictured previous page) The grade 6 students had a terrific field trip to Calgary the second week of school. On September 15th Mr. Vokins and Mrs. Samson, along with parent volunteers took the class to the Telus Spark Centre for 2 programs; Air & Aerodynamics and Space Junk, both programs fit in with the grade 6 science curriculum. The students also enjoyed some time in the Telus galleries. From there the students went to St. Helena School for a 2 1/2 hour beginner band workshop, where they were instructed by professional musicians on their specific instruments. It was a great day! The Kindergarten class hosted special guests on Oct. 1: Constable Warner and Fire Chief Hoppins. The visit coincided with the Kindergarten’s study of Everyday Heroes in our Community. (below)

The Elementary classes (Grades 1-6) were very excited to receive 2 brand new soccer balls per class. They would like to thank the Trenville Royal Purple/Elks for their generous donation and ongoing support of our school. (above, right)

Trochu & District Immunizations

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

If you are a woman aged 50 to 69, you should have a screening mammogram at least every two years. You do not require a referral. Results will be mailed to you and your healthcare provider Three Hills Health Centre 1-800-667-0604

The Town website has several links at: AA Meeting Wednesdays 7:00 pm 403-442-2162 Communities In Bloom 1st Monday 7:00 pm @ Library 403-442-3173 Huxley 4H Beef Club 3rd Monday 7:30 pm 403-442-2052 Huxley Community Association 1st Tuesday 7:30 pm 403-442-2678 Huxley United Church Women 2nd Thursday 7:30 pm 403-442-2340 Kneehill KidSport 2nd Tuesday 7:30 pm 403-443-0793 St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm 403-442-3130

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

A28 The Chautauqua

Humble Beginnings “We’ll figure something out,” Jayne headed toward her office. “Wait, since you’re both going to the city anyway, you can pick up the papers and then deliver them.” “Great idea, Steph. Are you ready, Jayne?” Before Jayne could answer, they heard Jim Jr. calling their names. “Anyone home? I have a surprise for you.” Jayne followed the others to the door to find out what Jim Jr. was up to. “There’s been a change of plans, Danny Boy. In all the excitement yesterday, I forgot to tell you I had to swing in to the city last night so I stayed over and picked up the tractor part early this morning. Saved you a trip. And I just happened to hear that there were some papers stranded so picked them up too. The out-of-town deliveries are done, Jayne. Where do you want the rest of the papers?” “How did you…” “No need to get all mushy on me, Jayne.” Steph hugged Jim Jr. and turned to Jayne. “It’s all working out.” “I guess. Jim Jr. just take the papers over to Smythers’ store. And thanks, I do appreciate this.” Jayne gave Jim Jr. a big hug of her own. “I’ll help you, Jr. and then we can have a coffee at the hotel as we figure out what to do about the front door.” Dan followed Jim Jr. out the door. Before he closed it, Dan turned to Jayne “I’ll be by later with lunch.” “Come on, Jayne,” Steph grabbed her arm and a broom, “Let’s get the clean up started.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Since the day was so calm and sunny, Steph and Jayne propped the broken door open to let in the light and fresh air as they cleaned up broken glass and other debris. Progress was slow, not because it was hard work or because there was a lot of mess, but because many residents stopped to see how they were doing. “Wow, I’m impressed so many are apologizing,” Steph put the last pile of glass in the garbage. “That’s because Mark gave a number of them stern lectures when he was getting their statements.” “Hey, Danny Boy. Is it lunch time already?” Steph reached out to take the food containers from Dan and clear a space on the desk for them to have a picnic. “It’s a good thing you brought lunch because Jayne’s cupboards are completely bare.” “Jayne?” “Back off, Dan. I just didn't get a chance to buy groceries yesterday with all the excitement.” “Hey, there enough for me?” “Pull up a chair, Monique, there’s plenty.” Everyone shifted around to make room for another chair and in the process, Jayne ended up sitting beside Dan. “Jayne, make sure you talk to Mrs. T at the supper tonight so she can see that you are still all in one piece. She is such a card.” “Oh,” Steph jumped up to help Jim Jr. as he carefully manoeuvred a new door through the broken one and leaned it against the wall. “Thanks, Short Stuff. I’ll just go get my tools from the truck and be right back. Don’t eat all the food.” Jayne reached out and grabbed another chair, and as she did so, Monique jumped up. “Sorry guys...just remembered that I have to be somewhere...have to to you later...excuse me.” And with that, Monique pushed past Jim Jr. and raced across the street to the library. “Was it something I said?” Jim Jr. asked with a twinkle in his eye. “She’s been acting weird around you for quite a while now.” Steph com-

Friday, November 6, 2015 mented. “That’s right,” Jayne looked him square in the eye, “What have you done to her?” “Nothing I swear!” Jim Jr. held his hands up, “I say hi and ask about her health and she runs away.” “Hmmmm...I wonder if she knows you were camped out at her bedside?” Dan pondered aloud. Jim Jr. shook his head, “Nah, she was pretty delirious at the time.” Jayne and Steph looked at each other. “You really think that might be it?” “Could be. It’s not like she has much contact with us other than when you bring her to the family suppers.” “She was fine Monday night,” Steph pointed out. “Yah, and made sure she was on the opposite side of the porch from me the entire time. Pass the fries, please.” Jim Jr. loaded up a plate and started eating. Jayne looked over at the library as the others started eating. “I wonder…” “No, no, no!” Jim Jr. shook his head. “Whatever you are cooking up in that head of yours, you can just forget.” “Me? Cooking? Perish the thought. I’m just composing a grocery list for later.” Jayne tried to look as innocent as she could. In no time, the meal was consumed and the mess cleaned up. Dan and Jim Jr. took the old door off the hinges and prepared to hang the new one. “Jayne and Stephanie...stop lollygagging and come at once” None of them had heard Gertie show up at the door. “What can I do for you, Gertie?” “The hall needs set up for tonight’s supper and time’s a-wasting. Hurry, hurry!” “Uh, didn’t you set up yesterday?” Jayne looked over at Steph with puzzlement. “None of the ladies showed up on time and we weren't able to start. Now MARCH!” Jayne and Steph headed out the door, purposely bumping into Dan and Jim Jr. who were trying hard not to laugh out loud. “You could come too” Jayne quietly pleaded with the guys. “Not on your life. Have fun.” Jayne stuck her tongue out at Dan before hurrying behind Steph as Gertie charged down the street to recruit more help. As they entered the building, they exchanged greetings with the others and automatically started in on their usual tasks. As there was only three congregations it didn’t take long for each to go through their rotation, unless they let one of the other community organizations host a supper as a fundraiser. Thus, everyone knew exactly what their task would be when their turn came around again. “I’ll help Mrs. Brown in the kitchen. See if you can head Gertie off at the pass when she returns,” Steph hurried off. “Hi Jayne. How are you? That was so weird yesterday. Are you suing?” “I’m fine, Hannah, and no, I’m not suing.. How many tables are we setting up this week?” “Oh, as many as we can fit, I guess. What’s the deal with the gas station?” “Nothing more than a miscommunication regarding the gas shipments. It should be straightened out soon.” Jayne helped two other women from the congregation set up the tables, while keeping one eye on the door. As soon as Gertie stepped over the threshold, Jayne rushed over to her. “Gertie, I’m so glad you’re here. Do you know where all the stacking chairs ended up after last month’s supper? We seem to be short about 35, and I can’t find them anywhere.” (to be continued…………) © Beth Richardson 2015

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

Friday, November 6, 2015

BLAINE Raising an CALKINS active child M.P., of WETASKIWIN The ABCs physical literacy Content provided by: Alberta Health Services Please contact my Constituency office if you have any questions or Did you know that helping your child develop physical literacy and a concerns on any federally related matters, postage free, at: Bay #6A, love of being active is a lot like helping them to become a better reader 4612 - 50th Street, Ponoka, T4J 1S7; tel: 403-783-5530; toll free: 1-800and develop a love for reading? Physical literacy is when kids have a 665-0865 or visit my web site: or on twitter at wide range of basic movement skills and the confidence to participate in a variety of sports and physical activities. Just as we need to teach our children their ABCs and 123s, we also need to teach them the fundamental movement skills of physical literacy. Some examples of these skills are: • Travelling Skills (climbing, galloping, hopping, jumping, leaping, skating, skipping, swimming, swinging, wheeling) • Object Control (kicking, striking, throwing, catching, travelling with something such as dribbling) • Balance Movements (balancing/centering, body rolling, dodging, floating, landing, spinning, stretching, twisting/turning) How can you as a parent help your child develop these skills? Chances are you are already doing a great job helping your child to learn to read, so all you need to do is transfer some of those great parenting skills. • • • • • •

Make physical literacy a family value. Play as a family; learn new skills, activities, and games together. Let your child do the activities they enjoy. Find age appropriate activities. You wouldn’t give your 6 year old a 500 page novel to read, so encourage them to do activities they are ready to do. Give the gift of play – swimming passes, jump ropes, hoola hoops, a gymnastics mat - anything that promotes activity. Let them stumble. Let your child make mistakes and don’t force them to over practice. Support your active learner. Set a positive example. Let your kids see you being active and point out that physical activity is everywhere.

For more information on physical literacy visit: For Alberta based health information to help you and your family stay well, visit:

Get your Influenza immunization: why chance it? Content provided by: Alberta Health Services – public health With autumn comes a few certainties: first frost, Thanksgiving, changing leaves... and influenza. Influenza – often called the “flu” – is unfortunately also often confused with stomach illnesses and common colds. The reality is that influenza is of far greater risk to our communities than the common cold and stomach flu. As a severe respiratory illness that impacts the nose, throat, and lungs, influenza is a virus that doesn’t discriminate. Though children less than 23 months, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems are at greatest risk, no matter how healthy you think you are: if you aren’t immunized each season, you are at risk for influenza. Simply put: good health isn’t contagious, but influenza is. And chances are, your friends, colleagues and family members don’t want influenza any more than you do.

The Chautauqua A29 To protect yourself, and others, this season: please, get immunized.

One Simple Act

Influenza vaccine will be available, free of charge, starting October 20. All Albertans, six months of the age and older, are eligible – and recomReap Harvest mended – for immunization. Just as with other immunizations, the influenza vaccine is your best protection against disease. year, the influenza vaccine is developed to protect us against the strains of virus likely to circulate in our community, over the next six months. You can’t rely on last season’s immunization to protect you this season. Available at hundreds of AHS clinics around Alberta, and through many pharmacists and family physicians as well, influenza vaccine is easily accessible. Last season, more than 3,900 cases of influenza were confirmed in Alberta, and more than 100 Albertans passed away with the virus. This season, don’t become a statistic. The vaccine is safe. Influenza is not. Why chance it? To learn more about influenza, and to look-up your local clinic schedules, visit

How Men & Women Record Things in Their Diaries Author Unknown Wife's Diary: Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it. Conversation wasn't flowing, so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk. He agreed, but he didn't say much. I asked him what was wrong; He said, 'Nothing. I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said he wasn't upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about it. On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He smiled slightly, and kept driving. I can't explain his behavior. I don't know why he didn't say, 'I love you, too.' When we got home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there quietly, and watched TV. He continued to seem distant and absent. Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed. About 15 minutes later, he came to bed. But I still felt that he was distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else. He fell asleep; I cried. I don't know what to do. I'm almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else. My life is a disaster. Husband's Diary: A two-foot putt .. who the hell misses a two-foot putt?

Find the time in your life to have the time of your life. - Dr. Bernie Siegel

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

A30 The Chautauqua

Friday, November 6, 2015

Don MacIntyre, MLA Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

Ronald Orr, MLA Lacombe Ponoka

[email protected] Phone 403-227-1500 Fax 403-227-5350 #18 4804-42 Avenue (Eastgate Mall) Innisfail, AB T4G 1T4

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

Wildrose Shadow Minister for Electricity and Renewables

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean issued the following statement on the results of the federal election: “On behalf of the Wildrose Official Opposition, I congratulate Justin Trudeau on the results of today’s decisive election. The Liberals had a well-run campaign, and I look forward to having an opportunity to discuss key priorities for Alberta with the new Prime Minister in the following months. “The results show that Canadians were ready for a change in government. I look forward to working with all those elected as Alberta’s Members of Parliament on issues of importance to our province. Wildrose will be a strong and forceful voice on behalf of Alberta jobs and Alberta's industries, including the energy sector. “I commend Stephen Harper on his leadership and vision for the country over the past decade – he is leaving Canada a stronger and more economically stable country than when he started. It was an honour to serve under his strong leadership.” Lacombe Gives Most Congratulations to Lacombe and area residents. As your MLA, and Shadow Minister of Culture and Tourism, I want to thank you and celebrate your generosity. The recently released Government of Alberta Culture and Tourism Annual Report 2014 states, “donors from the Lacombe area had the … highest median donation, $780.” Here is the extended quote: “In 2013, 22.8 per cent of Albertans claimed a donation to a registered charity in their tax filing, the fifth highest percentage out of the provinces and higher than the Canadian average of 21.9 per cent. In Alberta, approximately four per cent of those aged 24 years and under donated to a registered charity, approximately sixteen per cent aged 25 to 34 donated and approximately twenty per cent of tax filers aged 35 and over donated. While the actual number of tax filers donating has increased over the last five years, as the population grows the percentage of tax filers donating has decreased, a trend observed in all provinces. In terms of median donations, Alberta ranked first among the provinces in 2013 donating $420; meaning half of total donations from individuals were above $420, and half below. The median donation in Canada was $280. By region, donors from the Lacombe area had the highest percentage of tax filers in Alberta, 26.3 per cent, and the highest median donation, $780. Factors influencing the results include federal and provincial charitable tax credits, promotion of the importance of giving and donating and the amount of disposable income Albertans have to give.” The Ministry of Culture and Tourism reports on donations because it oversees the voluntary and nonprofit sectors. One of the Ministries’ Performance Measures is to track total charitable giving. From 2009 to 2013 giving rose from $1.25 to $1.47 billion.

• • •

I look forward to meeting you!

Not everyone in Central Alberta claims a donation in their tax filing. Alberta is only the 5th amongst provinces. In the highest age bracket only 20% donate. I encourage everyone to be generous. Mother Theresa taught even the poorest of the poor, living on garbage heaps, to learn to give to others. The percentage or the total population donating “has decreased.” The median donation of $780 from Central Alberta is certainly commendable; almost double the rest of Alberta and approaching 3 times the rest of Canada. Thank you Lacombe and area. Charitable tax credits have a positive influence on this and we need to continue to protect such measures. The previous government proposed decreasing this incentive and the reaction was massive. I will be introducing a private bill in the fall session encouraging the new government to continue to support this important measure.

Sometimes you find nuggets buried in the dry details of an annual report. For more information or to discuss this or any other issue, please contact the Constituency office at 403 782 7725, or email [email protected] The office is located at #101 4892 46 Street , Lacombe, AB T4L 2B4 Ron Orr MLA Lacombe Ponoka NDP Break Balanced Budget Pledge Finance Minister Joe Ceci’s announcement of delaying balancing the budget until 2020 leads to questions of whether the NDP will ever balance the books, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. “This is the NDP breaking their single most important campaign promise of balancing the budget before the end of their mandate,” Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said. “Thousands of Albertans are taking a hard look at their spending during the economic downturn, and the NDP need to do the same. We have doubts that the NDP is serious about balancing the budget.” Alberta’s deficit is steadily climbing, with current projections of around $6 billion, the largest in Alberta’s history. The cost of government in Alberta currently is about $8 billion more expensive per-capita than in British Columbia. “During the election campaign the NDP first claimed they would balance the budget by 2017. Then they realized their math was wrong and they revised their target to 2018. Now it has become 2019,” Wildrose Shadow Minister Derek Fildebrandt said. “This government is not demonstrating the resolve and leadership needed to balance expenditures and revenues.” Fildebrandt said the timing of the NDP government’s announcement had little to do with serving the best interests of Albertans. “It shows what Albertans have known for months – all bad news was being postponed in a failed attempt to prop up the federal NDP,” Fildebrandt said. “The only thing that we know today that we didn't know three months ago - or one week ago - is that Tom Mulcair won't be Prime Minister. Delaying the budget and this announcement was meant to serve Mulcair's interests, not Albertans’.”

The report quoted above makes some important observations: Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Chautauqua A31

The Church Dinner Author Unknown A group of friends from the Cottonwood Church wanted to get together on a regular basis to socialize and play games. The lady of the house was to prepare the meal. When it came time for Bill and Jean to be the hosts, Jean wanted to outdo all the others. She decided to have mushroom-smothered steak. But mushrooms are expensive. She told her husband, "No store bought mushrooms. They are too expensive." He said, "Why don't you go down in the pasture and pick some of those mushrooms? There are plenty in the creek bed." She said, "No, some wild mushroom are poison." He said, "Well, I see varmints eating them and they're OK." So Jean decided to give it a try. She picked a bunch, washed, sliced and diced them for her smothered steak.

We can sometimes migrate from place to place and job to job… until we realize that the sky above us is the same everywhere we go... - Dr. Bernie Siegel

Then she went out on the back porch and gave Ol' Spot (the yard dog) a double handful. Ol' Spot ate every bite. All morning long, Jean watched Ol' Spot. The wild mushrooms didn't seem to affect him so she decided to use them. The meal was a great success, and Jean even hired a helper lady from town to help her serve. After everyone had finished, they relaxed, socialized and played cards and dominoes. About then, the helper lady came in and whispered in Jean's ear, "Mrs. Williams, Ol' Spot is dead." Jean went into hysterics. After she finally calmed down, she called the doctor and told him what had happened. The doctor said, "That's bad, but I think we can take care 0f it. I will call for an ambulance and I will be there as quickly as possible. We'll give everyone enemas and we will pump out everyone's stomach. Everything will be fine. Just keep them calm. Soon they could hear the siren as the ambulance was coming down the road. The EMT's and the doctor had their suitcases, syringes and a stomach pump. One by one, they took each person into the bathroom, gave them an enema and pumped out their stomach. The scene was not pretty. After the last one was finished, the doctor came out and said, "I think everything will be fine now," and he left. The lady helper came in and whispered to Jean, "You know, that fellow that run over Ol' Spot never even stopped."

More puzzles can be found at


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

A32 The Chautauqua

Friday, November 6, 2015

Mirror Lumber & Farm Supply


is starting to stock livestock and horse supplies.

WATERFRONT HOME 4BD/2BTH with a double garage, carport and large deck overlooking the lake. 4704 Lake Street, Alix. $283,500 MLS CA52803

We have teamed up with Masterfeeds and Canadian Agri-Blend to provide minerals, supplements, agri-blocks and feed for sheep, goats, cattle, poultry, horses and other species. Come in and talk to Dean for all your livestock and pet needs.

ALIX 4904-50 STREET PRIME COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL BUILDING c/w an attached double garage and a vacant adjacent lot (two lots). 1,840 finished sq ft plus additional finished sq ft and a second bathroom in the basement. NOW $45,000 with a $10,000 CASH BACK for upgrades

Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

LIVE ONE BLOCK FROM THE LAKE ON A LARGE FENCED PIE SHAPED LOT 8-48A STREET CLOSE ALIX. A 1,265 sq. ft. home with three large bedrooms with a living room and family room .c/w a gas fireplace . Oversized heated double garage / workshop with large storage areas. $89,000 MLS CA0059890.

call Dean at 403 788-2424 if you have any requests FOR SALE

Fresh raw unpasteurized Honey available year-round while supplies last. Also available frozen berries. Call Cecelia Sterling Honey 403784-2170 or 403877-5991. Large Car Top Carrier for sale $100 OBO call 403747-2745.

When you pray, move your feet. - African proverb

Wayne Sommers



MIRROR HILLTOP 13.81 AG ACRES with a 2000/1350 SQ FT 4BD/ 3BTH raised bungalow and wrap around covered deck. Double heated garage and 40'x48' SHOP. $517,500 MLS CA0056214.


DONALDA 3110 OLSON STREET TWELVE MILES FROM BUFFALO LAKE. 1,092 sq. ft. Modular 2BD/2BTH open plan home with grand front and back decks. Two huge lots with a garage / workshop and new large shed. $94,500 MLS CA0062005. ALIX 4904-47 STREET 3BD/2BTH with garage/shop on a large lot across from the school $99,000 MLS CA0064226. VEHICLES FOR SALE

Elnora Motors (2005) Ltd. Elnora, Alberta PH: 403-773-3622 FAX: 403-773-2236 2009 Chev Trailblazer LT 135.000 km $12,500. 2009 Buick Allure CXL 147,000 $11,900 2008 Chev Avalanche LTZ 160,000 km $18,900 2008 GMC Acadia FWD 190,000 km $13,500 2008 GMC 1/2 Ton 2WD, X/Cab, 172,000 km $11,200 2008 Pontiac G6 GT V6, 2 door, 57,000 km $9,300 2008 Pontiac Torrent AWD 120,000 km $11,800 2006 Pontiac G5 2-door A/T 117,000 km $6,800 2006 Yukon XL Denali 172,000 km $10,800 2005 GMC C/Cab DSL 4X4 230,000 km $15,500 REAL ESTATE

FOR RENT in ALIX: 2-bedroom trailer in very good condition, 5 appliances, water/sewer/garbage included. No pets. $910/month + power & gas. Call 403-348-6594. Alix Lakeside Condo Estates. Large two bedroom apartment for rent. 5 appliances (fridge, stove, washer, dryer, dishwasher). Deck. 2 paved off-street parking stalls with plug-in. On Main Street Alix. No smoking, no pets. $1000 plus utilities. $1000 security deposit. Available now. Phone 403-788-2090



Corey L. Gish Professional Corporation

Corey L. Gish, B.Comm, LL.B Lawyer

Real Estate Corporate & Commercial Wills & Estates Mineral Rights

#4, 4737 - 49B Avenue Lacombe, AB T4L 1K1 (403)782 3383 Phone (888) 222 8288 Toll Free

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

November 6, 2015 Chautauqua

Mrs. JoAnne Henry - Band Director. Bottle Drive. We are already looking forward to our GRADE 6 ..... President: Joanne Slack. Secretary: George Switner. Meat Draws - every Saturday at 4 pm. ..... Bashaw RCMP Victim Services Bethany Simpson 780-372-3793. Bashaw Skating Club Karen 780-372-2447. Bashaw Thrift ...

7MB Sizes 7 Downloads 55 Views

Recommend Documents

November 4, 2005 Chautauqua
Mirror Legion Branch 189. By Edward Kingston, Poppy Chairman. Remembrance Day is almost here once again. Branch 189 will be placing Poppy boxes in different businesses in both Mirror and Alix. We sincerely hope you will once again support our branch

January 6, 2006 Chautauqua
18 Feb 2006 - 1st Parlby Creek Scouts. Beavers: Murray Meldrum 784-2407. Cubs: Gord Peters 784-2978. Scouts: Rob Coxen 784-3427. Group Chair: Carla Kenney 784-3055. 1st Parlby is the only Scout Group for Beavers,. Cubs and Scouts in the Clive, Tees,

November 2015.pdf
may be dropped off during business hours at First. Credit Union at 2717 Dunsmuir Avenue, or at the. Cumberland Hotel. FMI please call Mary or Bob at.

November 2015.pdf
... AT NORTH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL! NVHS students wore pink in October for National Breast. Cancer Awareness Month. Page 3 of 6. November 2015.pdf.

November 2015.pdf
Page 2 of 8. Whoops! There was a problem loading this page. Retrying... November 2015.pdf. November 2015.pdf. Open. Extract. Open with. Sign In. Main menu.

2015 11 22 Newsletter November 22 2015.pdf
Page 1 of 2. We pray for those who have died recently: Patrick Muldowney (Saggart). We extend our deepest sympathies. To her family and friends. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord. And may perpetual light shine upon her. Parish Team. Clergy. Fr. Enda

November 10 2015 mwlibchat.pdf
I say it too much, but "The smartest person in the room IS the room." I don't know who to give. credit to for that quote...#mwlibchat. 2. TOsborn @tosborn325 4m.

2015 November BULLDOG Bugle.pdf

November Newsletter 2015.pdf
Page 1 of 2. Pearl River Central High School. PAGE 1. NEWSLETTER. Principal's Message. PRCHS is continuing to focus on attendance in November. We have.

equipment november 2015 _WEB.pdf
Daya Kobelco,. Harus Lebih. Smart &. Efisien. MERLO Telehandler Tawarkan. Product Range Terlengkap. Sakai, Mesin Sejuta Umat. Kejutan 70 Tahun JCB.

November 28, 2015 | 9:00am | Woodward, IA
Nov 28, 2015 - Proceeds will help support Woodward Youth Recreation. ... Any questions contact Jodi Jamison, [email protected] or 515-490-8716 (cell).

MIS Report november 2015.pdf
MIS Report november 2015.pdf. MIS Report november 2015.pdf. Open. Extract. Open with. Sign In. Main menu. Displaying MIS Report november 2015.pdf.

9 - 20 November 2015 -
Nov 9, 2015 - To register for a course please download and fill the application form found at the ACCFP. Website ( and send the filled form to the ACCFP Secretariat at IRA ... Account name: UDSM IRA ACCFP PROJECT.

Inside Time November 2015.pdf Whoops! There was a problem loading this page. Retrying... Inside Time November 2015.pdf. Inside Time November 2015.pdf. Open. Extract.