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The Strathmore RCMP have added a new tool in its arsenal in the war against drugs. Thanks to an initiative by Const. Michael C. Fulton of the detachments Crime Reduction Unit, the Strathmore RCMP now has a Drug Tip Line. Launched on April 24, the Drug Tip Line is an anonymous service for callers to leave voice messages with any information they have about drugs and drugrelated crimes. Its like Crime Stoppers but the tips go straight to the investigators, said Fulton. We want to be proactive, not reactive, in the war against drugs. Const. Fulton hopes the new Drug Tip Line will make people more comfortable about helping the RCMP in the fight against drugs and drug trafficking. All tips to the Drug Line will be investigated, and the information will be used for both current and future drug related cases. Airdrie is the only other city in the RCMP Calgary hub that has such a Crime Reduction Unit. Airdrie RCMP Const. Robert Frizzell said the Airdrie Drug Tip Line, which launched six months ago, has had great success. Drug traffic information has a short shelf life. With the Drug Tip Line, we can expedite our response. We can get search warrants and do surveillance a lot quicker, said Frizzell. The number of tips to the Airdrie Drug Tip Line is difficult to estimate as some tips come from repeat callers. While some callers are repeat anonymous informants, said Frizzell, a significant number of others volunteer to form partnerships with the RCMP. In that case, they provide multiple pieces of information over a longer period of time. Strathmore is on a drug pipeline that probably originates in Calgary, said Const. Fulton. The major suppliers of drugs are usually from the big towns. Continued on Page 2

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Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter Support has been flowing in since news broke of a fire that gutted the Arrowwood School on April 20. Since the fire classes have been held at the Arrowwood Community Centre. It was quite devastating, said Principal Jody Beagle. From the outside it looks pretty good, but theyre actually having to gut the entire inside of it. Theyre not able to salvage very much at all. They figure what was in the basement, inside of kind of a cement kind of vaulted room, and basically its all our Christmas concert things. There is an older section of the school built in 1959, and a newer section built in the 60s with double doors separating them. The fire burned up to the double doors, destroying the office and foyer, and after the double doors its the smoke damage and carcinogen that caused the

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rest of the damage. Help and support have been coming in from all over, and here in Strathmore people are encouraged to help out as well. The news hit a little close to home for former teacher Treena Wade. Wade has a number of friends who are teachers that have worked at the school, including one who is a former principal of the school. Ive worked in the education field for a number of years, so obviously I know how much of a need there is and what is required in the daily operation of a classroom. It was a relatively simple thing that a person could do in order to help out, said Wade. Wade has spoken to the King Eddy and Strathmore Pawn and Collectables to be locations where people can donate items for the school. Beagle said some of the specific items the schools are looking for now are bookshelves and mini filing cabinets. They are also looking for chairs for the reading centres, and area rugs in good condition, which can be used for Grades 1-4 students. Educational games and mini white boards, like the ones that can be bought at the dollar store are other items needed, and of course books.

Always books, trying to fill up a whole library again in a school on top of classroom libraries that most teachers had anywhere up to 500 different books in their classrooms for kids to pull from, because we have quite an extensive reading program, said Beagle. Honestly the private ECS is one that could really use donations as well of gently used toys, little play centres and things like that. They could sure use that because they have lost everything inside their kindergarten. People have been amazing, all the way from Regina to Calgary to Medicine Hat kinds of three points and everything in the middle. Weve gotten lots of binders and pens and pencils for the kids. Theyre established again which is wonderful. The Calgary Catholic School Board donated six portable trailers to Arrowwood, with the first one arriving May 1. Within the next three weeks the students should be moving into the portable classrooms. Its expected that it may take until Nov. 1 before the students can more into the new building. A 20-year-old Siksika man has been arrested and is accused of setting a number of fires in the Village of Arrowwood.

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Continued from Page 1 The ecstasy overdose death last June of John Hermann, 15, hit close to home for Strathmore resident Cody Oslanski, 14. Oslanski was at the skateboard park that day. Im the one that called 911, said Oslanski. Cory was really touched by what happened, said his mother Karen. For a while he avoided the skateboard park, but he is back now. Today there are still memorials to John Hermann spray painted on the walls of the Strathmore skateboard park. One memorial says By Jon, RIP. Another memorial is signed dad. The Strathmore RCMP Drug Tip Line number is 403-901-5339.

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Sharon McLeay Times Contributor A vote was called at the Annual General Meeting of the Strathmore Rural Firefighting Association, held on April 26. The vote, which was to split the Association into two entities, had all hands go up in the affirmative. Previously Strathmore Rural Fire Association and the Carseland Fire Association were governed by the same board. While the two will still work together on mutual aid agreements, the goal is for them to longer be governed by the same board. As board members we all feel that the separation is a very good idea, it has been a long time coming. We have dealt with problems too long. We have dealt with personalities and issues and other things that are inherent in one entity looking after two services, said Lou Delgado, Association President. In my opinion we have had some pretty big problems over the years, Ive seen some gong shows around here, but we have always got along. But now we have a pretty big problem and it seems to me pretty unsolvable, confirmed Board member Dale Hanson, board member for 20 years. I think it is a three part problem. Outlined first were the financial issues for the association. Forty per cent of the funding was unilaterally cut back, disrupting the Associations business plan. They fundraise and work casinos just to make ends meet. Secondly, in the last few years, the firefighters have had never-ending personality conflicts. Hanson said dealing with personality problems had been difLou Delgado prepares membership for Annual General meeting of the Strathmore/ Carseland Fire Association held on April 26 at the Strathmore Rural Fire hall.
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and they are largely farmers, who have to meet around the needs of agricultural demands. Delgado hopes the split will encourage new members to come forward and be involved, while shortening the distance to meetings for both new Associations. Delgado thinks having a central focal point for each service will improve things as well. I think we will have a board that is more locally oriented and more in tune with the local needs and pressures and members desires, said Delgado about splitting the board. Delgado was voted interim President at the meeting, with Vice Chair Harold Bartelen and Secretary Jennifer Thorne. The Association will have some challenges to deal with prior to the split, such as how to deal with funding, division of equipment, liability issues and resolving contracts with the County of Wheatland. The decision for splitting the Association and fire departments will be tabled to the May 1 County of Wheatland council meeting and members hoped to have the issue completed by July 1, 2012. The decision rests with County councillors, as the fire departments have to operate under the county mandates.

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ficult for the board. He reminded members why they decided to be involved with firefighting and asked that they retain that focus. Personality problems are not new to any workplace. Where there are different people there are always differing opinions and conflicts to deal with. In a study done by Josephine Pizzino (2002), she showed that 69 per cent of Canadians had experienced verbal aggression in the workplace. It is aggravated by high stress levels, feelings of unfair treatment, financial pressures and budget cuts, downsizing and pressures for greater productivity. It leads to low morale and a disorganized viability. A report by Coombs and Halladay done in 2004 found that unaddressed aggressive communication in the workplace often leads to more serious forms of aggression. Delgado said it was time to deal with the problem. The third problem was getting board members out to meetings. Hanson suggested that in his opinion, the service had become too big for the association to run. The board members are also volunteers and have to be rural ratepayers;

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The following application for development has been conditionally approved by the Town of Strathmore, subject to the right of appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board: Application: Civic Address: Legal Description: Development: 12/D-070 207, 5 Bayside Place Unit 2, Plan 061 3140 Small Animal Breeding and Boarding Establishment (Doggie Daycare)

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The Town of Strathmore is extending an invitation to locals who would like to showcase their talent at our annual Canada Day in the park. We are also inviting local food vendors to set up and sell food for the day. Please contact the Town Office and ask for Jennifer if you have an interest in this.

cAnADA DAY cAnoe RAces!


Bring a partner and join us at Kinsmen Lake on July 1st 2012 for Canada Day Canoe Races. To sign up please contact Jennifer at the Town Office (403-934-3133) by June 15, 2012.

The above noted file can be viewed at the Town Office during regular business hours. The permit is scheduled for issue fifteen days after the date of this publication provided no appeals are filed prior to the appeal deadline. Any person wishing to appeal this decision may do so by completing and submitting an appeal form, with the appeal fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to the Town of Strathmore, addressed to: Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, Town of Strathmore, 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1. Date of Publication: Deadline for Appeal: Linda Nelson, Deputy CAO May 3, 2012 May 17, 2012

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The Town of Strathmore honors new Canadian Citizens at our Canada Day Celebrations. If you are a new Canadian Citizen, living in Strathmore, and are planning to be in town of July 1st, we would like to hear from you. Contact the Town of Strathmore at 403-934-3133 and ask for Jennifer. We need to hear from you by June 24th, 2012. - Adjust your speed and obey all construction signs, warning signals and Flaggers - Keep a safe distance from construction equipment and work sites - Warmer weather means playgrounds will be busy with all the children, please observe the 30km/h speeds in those areas

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The Town of Strathmore would like to pass along thanks to the many volunteers who built and maintained the outdoor skating areas in Aspen Creek and Cambridge glen this past winter. This was a great example of community members working to provide recreational fun for their fellow residents. These initiatives are a big benefit to our town and really help develop stronger communities! We hope this becomes an annual event! Cambridge Glen volunteers and sponsors: Glen Shaw, Christine Shaw, Adam West, Nicki West, Trevor Nakucyj, Jay Bogusky, John Sylva and Ry Dan. The town of Strathmore Fire Dept., Strathmore Elks Club and the Strathmore Lions. Aspen Creek volunteers and sponsors: The Grant family, the Krahenbils, the Eitzens, the Hayess, the Sevciks and the Sauves

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Councillor Rempel presented Strathmore Meals on Wheels with the Citizen of the Month Award for April 2012. Council scheduled a Public Hearing for May 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in regards to Bylaw #12-08 Edgefield AG to CHWY. Council gave first reading to Bylaw #12-08 Edgefield AG to CHWY. Council gave second, third and final reading to Borrowing Bylaw #12-05. Council gave first, second, third and final reading to Bylaw #12-04 2012 Millrate Bylaw. Council awarded the Wildflower Reservoir and Pump Station Construction tender to Graham Infrastructure for an amount not to exceed $6,474,084.00 excluding GST, and that the Mayor and CAO be authorized to sign the contract on behalf of the Town. Council proclaimed April 15-21, 2012 as National Volunteer Week in Strathmore.

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The proposed Bylaw # 12-08 proposes to: To change the land use designation for a portion of SW 13-24-25 W4M (+/- 20.90 hectares or 51.64 acres) within the Town of Strathmore from AG Agriculture General District to CHWY Highway Commercial District (+/- 18.37 hectares or 45.39 acres) and P1 Public Service District (+/- 2.53 hectares or 6.25 acres) as shown below.

On any given day most, if not all, of the computers at the Strathmore Municipal Library are in use. Desmond Berthelot (left), Riley Duthie, Anthony Brandt and Dylan Duthie were checking out some of the new games available to them.

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Ottawa funding cut affects Strathmore, Wheatland County


Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter In early April an announcement was made in Ottawa that affects libraries and community centres across the country. The federal government announced on April 6 that they are cutting funding for the Community Access Program (CAP). The announcement will have a direct impact on Marigold member libraries. The CAP fund has allowed us to maintain technology standards so that no member library falls behind with their computer infrastructure. CAP enables Marigold to efficiently support a robust IT network, said Michelle Toombs, Director of the Marigold Library System. This current technology infrastructure is very much needed and used by people who live in the Marigold area. They use the computers at the library to find information, to study and take exams, to search for jobs and work on skill development, to research health and wellness, to fill out government forms, and much more. Having access to great library service with current technology, helps individuals succeed and communities to be sustainable. Last year the Strathmore Library used CAP funding specifically to purchase two brand new computers. The previous year the funding was used to partially purchase the assisted workstation. CAP funding for us, and for other libraries in Marigold, was a technology purchasing line really, said Jesse Traquair, Director of Library Services with the Strathmore Municipal Library. CAP was first brought into place in 1995 to help provide Canadians with Internet access. The economy is being partly blamed for the cut, and Industry Canada feels the service is no longer required. According to Statistics Canada fewer than 54 per cent of households in the lowest income bracket, $30,000 or less, have Internet access at home, which is where libraries come into play. Were here to help the people who need help and when funding is cut it makes it difficult to help those people, said Carmen Lefebvre, Assistant Director of Library Services with the Strathmore Municipal Library. I think essentially what the government was thinking was (the) Statistics Canada Internet use survey in 2010 came out and said that 79 per cent of Canadian households have Internet access. But I think what they didnt really take into account (is) 21 per cent of Canadians dont have access, thats millions of people. So who is going to look after those 21 per cent, and also still out of those 79 per cent of Canadian households how may of those people are still on dial-up Internet access. I think thats something the government hasnt really thought about. With everything being online, including unemployment applications, losing the ability to go to your local CAP centre to access the Internet could be detrimental to many. Without Internet at home, there needs to be a facility that can provide it to you. If Canada is supposed to be an economically competitive country, and if all of this is based on technology, then cutting out a full fifth of your population from that technology is a ridiculously shortsighted action, said Traquair. The Strathmore Library has seen steady use of their computers, and on any given day all the computers are being used, whether its students completing homework or adults browsing, or grandparents connecting with their grandchildren. Without CAP funding it is going to be a struggle to replace and maintain computer equipment, which can often wear out quickly. The CAP Youth Initiative funding is not being affected. That is the funding where they received the grant to bring in CAP coordinator Jessie Bach, who taught the technology classes earlier this year. The hope is to apply again for a CAP Youth Initiative because of the success of the previous program. It was a huge success and its one thing that shows that type of CAP funding is beneficial, said Lefebvre. It was a very sad day when I heard that Ottawa decided to cut CAP funding. I understand times are tough, but I think this is going to affect quite a few people, said Lefebvre. The best thing we can say to the community is, if they believe that Ottawa should maybe reinstate CAP funding they need to speak to their local MP (Kevin Sorenson) and let them know how important this funding was and how important it still is and maybe Ottawa should consider reinstating this funding.

A copy of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected by the public during regular office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday at the Town Office (680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB), or can be found on the Town website (www.strathmore. ca). Please contact the Town Office if you would like an opportunity to review and provide input on the proposed amendments prior to the Public Hearing. The Public Hearing will be held at the Council Chambers, Strathmore Municipal Building, 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore Alberta on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, commencing at 7:30 pm with procedures in accordance with the Town of Strathmore Council Procedural Bylaw #07-11 and amendments thereto. Any person or group of persons, or person acting on his or their behalf, who claims to be affected by any or all of the proposed bylaws may present suggestions or concerns by making a submission to the public hearing. Written submissions to the Public Hearing or the name of any person wishing to make an oral presentation at the Public Hearing must be received by the Planning and Development Department prior to 12:00 noon on Friday May 11th, 2012 as outlined in Bylaw #07-11 and amendments thereto. If your written submission is not received by this time, please provide fifteen (15) copies for distribution at the Public Hearing. Each person wishing to address Council at the Public Hearing shall complete their verbal presentation within five minutes. Please note that written submissions will become public documents once submitted to the Town, unless otherwise requested. Brad Bevill Supervisor of Planning and Development

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Keeping mom in mind


The morning and afternoon classes at Standards Playschool are studying Fairytales right now. The kids came dressed up in their favourite fairytale characters. There were many princesses, knights and even a dragon with teacher Crystal Cavanagh dressed up as their Fairy Godmother. The annual Mothers Day Market was held at the Civic Centre on April 28. There were plenty of gifts available for mom, from flower arrangements, to crafty kitchen essentials and of course jewellery.

Donna Cushman, the southern Alberta Community Development Coordinator for the early Child Development Mapping Project Alberta, made a presentation at the Civic Centre on April 24.

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Early childhood development is everyones business, and Strathmore and area took its first steps to make use of the findings of an Alberta Educationfunded program tracking the development of children aged 0-5 years. Approximately 20 parents, community members, childhood service providers and teachers met for a presentation by Donna Cushman, the southern Alberta Community Development Coordinator for the Early Child Development Mapping Project Alberta (ECMap) at the Civic Centre Tuesday, April 24.

ECMap collected the results of Early Development Instrument (EDI) assessments done by Golden Hills and Christ the Redeemer School Division Kindergarten teachers of their students, as well as socio-economic information from census data and inventories of resources for services, programs and facilities available for families with young children. According to the findings across the province, 25 per cent of the children assessed have great difficulty in at least one developmental area, said Cushman. The five developmental areas assessed include physical health and wellbeing, social competence, emo-

tional maturity, language and thinking skills, and communication skills and general knowledge. The goal of the project is to identify what areas children are having difficulty in and then find ways to address and if possible alleviate those challenges for the children and their families. In addition to explaining the program, the meeting established a coalition, which can then access the data compiled by the ECMap. The coalition will be divided into two sub-communities: one made up of Strathmore, Carseland, Gleichen and Cluny, and the other comprising Rockyford, Standard, and Hussar.

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On February 16, 2012, our Conservative Government introduced Bill C-31, the Protecting Canadas Immigration System Act. Bill C-31 will restore integrity to our asylum system by making Canadas refugee determination process faster and fairer, resulting in faster protection for legitimate refugees and faster removal for bogus claimants. Canada has a well-deserved international reputation for having the most generous and fair immigration system in the world. Canada provides protection to more than one in 10 refugees

resettled each year worldwide, more than any other developed country in the world. But, the fact is that Canadas asylum system is vulnerable to abuse. There are countless stories in the media on an almost daily basis of bogus refugees, serious criminals, and those who have committed crimes against humanity trying to take advantage of Canadas generous asylum system. This abuse wastes limited resources on bogus claims while legitimate refugees have to wait in the queue behind them. It also undermines public confidence in our immigration system. Canadians are generous and welcoming, but we have no tolerance for

those who refuse to play by the rules and abuse our generosity. The current flawed refugee system has made Canada a target for those who are all too happy to take advantage of us. As a result, too many taxpayer dollars are being spent on people who are not fleeing genuine persecution, but seek to exploit Canadas generous asylum system to receive lucrative taxpayer-funded health care, welfare, and other social benefits. The facts speak for themselves. For example, in 2011, Canada received more refugee claims from the democratic and human rights-respecting countries of the European Union, than from Africa or Asia. In fact, last year alone, a quar-

ter of all refugee claims were made by European Union nationals. Once these bogus claimants land in Canada, most of them are eligible for a generous range of taxpayer-funded social services and benefits within days of arrival. They can then receive benefits for years as they wait for their refugee claims to be heard under the current slow system. Virtually all of the refugee claims by Europeans are eventually withdrawn, abandoned or rejected. In fact, in many cases, the refugee claimants themselves eventually decide to return to their country of alleged persecution. Continued on Page 9

Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

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Continued from Page 8 These claims are, by any definition, bogus. And these bogus refugee claims from Europe cost Canadian taxpayers more than $170 million per year. Canadians have given our Conservative Government a strong mandate to improve Canadas immigration system. Bill C-31 will help our Government put a stop to those who seek to abuse our generosity. This bill will save Canadian taxpayers $1.65 billion over five years. It will give protection to genuine refugees in a more timely manner, while allowing us to remove bogus claimants who cheat the system and abuse our generosity more quickly. That is in the best interest of Canada, and of genuine refugees themselves. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or previous columns you may write me at 4945-50th Street, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 1P9, call 780-608-4600, toll-free 1-800665-4358, fax 780-608-4603 or e-mail sorenk1@parl.gc.ca.

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Pat Fule Fule for Thought His name was Dave, and he was my best friend growing up in Canmore. All through the elementary years, we rode bikes, played football, and read comics. It was the early 70s, a time when it was great to be a kid in the mountains. It was a time of GI Joes, Major Matt Mason, and super heroes. The odds were stacked against Dave at the start of junior high. He had become a bit chubby, had to get glasses, and worst of all, he was the principals son. We muddled through the start of junior high, and remained relatively unscathed. I knew what it was like to get called names. Like Dave, I got good grades, and typically the tougher and older kids let us know we werent cool. However we stuck together, and with my brother and a few other pals, we managed to dodge the worst of it. It helped that I was miners kid, because the kids of miners, saw that as a thing that somehow bonded us. Grade 8 came along, and unfortunately it became more important to all of us to try to be accepted, and to be as cool as possible. I never saw it coming, and when it did, it pulled me in too fast. One day in my favourite teachers English class, some of the cool kids quietly got together, and wrote up a very fancy sounding document, concerning Dave. Basically, it stated that our Grade 8 English class did not accept Dave as a fellow classmate, and that from now on, he was not wanted. This contract was silently passed around from person to person to be signed by everyone, and it eventually came to me! I had just started to become successful in sports, and other things that had made me become more popular. All eyes were on me, to see what I would do. To my regret, I signed it too. Even now, 38 years later I regret it deeply. I didnt expect what would happen, but one of the meaner, cool girls gave it to Dave before class was over! He read it all, and the impact of this was written all over his face. In fact, he rushed out of the classroom, dropping this document. My teacher picked it up, read it, and with rage on his face, tore us apart with his words. I realized that most of his looks settled on me, and it made me wish I could be invisible. He even kept us after the bell, knowing wed be late for the next class. He was going to ensure we knew how he felt about us. I had lost the respect of my favourite teacher, and all because I was too scared to do the right thing. I didnt have to stand up to them. All I had to do was pass it on without signing it, but I didnt. As soon as I could, I found Dave and apologized, vowing Id never do anything like that again. No one else said sorry, and Dave and I had to endure more names for awhile. As junior high melted into high school, I had mended our friendship, and something great happened for Dave. He worked out, lost some weight, and developed confidence, matched with a sharp sense of humour. We were co-captains of our high school basketball team, and Dave even set his sights on Military College at Royal Roads. There he would continue studying, and playing for their college team. In September of 1979, he was driving his motorcycle through an intersection. A speeding truck with six people in the cab ran a red light, smashing into Dave. His injuries were serious, and he was in a coma for about 10 days. When we were told he was conscious, my brother, a couple of friends and I, drove straight from the University of Calgary to get to Victoria. We had to see him. What we saw was a shock. Dave was much more frail than we expected, and he was quietly talking to me about looking for my lost dog. Rusty had disappeared when we were in Grade 9, and I never found him. Dave was trapped back in a simpler time. He would never be the same. The brain injury changed everything for him. His short term memory was ruined, and he could not retain any knowledge he studied, after that brain injury. The confident, wise cracking teen had been reduced to a quiet and fearful shell. As time went on, he discovered he couldnt keep up at college, and he was given an honourable discharge from the Military College. Many years have passed, and Dave now lives in Montreal. We drifted apart, and I only got to see him once 15 years ago when he came out for a brief visit. He was very thin, weak, and cautious of things he said. The easy laugh was gone, and I felt (as Im sure he did), that we were more like strangers. Looking back now, I realize how fragile friendships and lives are. Both can be destroyed carelessly. We reminisced, but there seemed to be many things missing. I had to know if he remembered that day in Grade 8. He said he barely remembered it, and not to worry it was in the past. I agreed, for him, because deep down I knew that I would never be that lucky. He deserved to forget that moment when friends betrayed him. My punishment is to never forget, and every now and then, like in this column, I get to re-live it. My saving grace, is that ironically, Grade 8 led me to work hard to try and become a better person. As a teacher, I have worked hard to watch out for kids being bullied to protect them. I hope the rest of Daves life is kind to him he deserves it.

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that has the power through legislation to share water in the region. If you need water or expect to discard water within the boundaries of the WID, you better go talk to them first. For my part, Ive watched the WID make far greater strides toward working with the greater regions environmental protection organizations and provincial and federal governments than anyone else in Wheatland County. It is the one organization that focuses on environmental protection and enhancement with large successes realized through multi-stakeholder projects. It is also a generous supporter of environmental initiatives within its boundaries. Dont get me wrong; it is in the best interests of the WID to be a force of environmental protection and enhancement. The only way the WID will survive is if the Bow River survives and the only way that can happen is through making changes to the way humans treat the river. But, as far as Im concerned, why the WID is adamant about protecting our river system is irrelevant as long as they accomplish that goal. Now that I no longer live or work in the region, I can say this, It is a very foolish attitude that exists in the minds of municipal leaders within the boundaries of any irrigation district if they do not have a firm handle on the activities, policies and projects of their irrigation district. You are shooting yourself in the foot. Claudette Lacombe Currently of no fixed address and travelling, but recently of Rockyford

Leaving out the WID?


To the Editor There is a political deficiency in Wheatland County that I find hard to understand. Based on about 17 years of living and working in the region as an irrigation and water management journalist, Im curious about why there is so little attention paid by any County, town and village elected officials to the activities, policies and partnerships of the Western Irrigation District (WID). Attempts by the WID staff and board to improve this situation are often rebuffed; which I will say is no excuse to not try harder. This is a situation that developed over the regions history, but it is definitely time to change it. I have wondered about this during all my years of working with the WID. I have asked individual elected officials and staff members of various municipal governments, including the County, why the work of the WID is so off the radar of our municipalities. Mostly the response fluttered around the sense that the WID has no impact on municipal decisions or issues. Seriously? Now that water is higher on the political radar this may be changing and here is why. The WID is the steward of the oldest water license on the Bow River. Its job is to deliver water through a large, expensive canal system to the people who use it in the aforementioned municipal jurisdictions. The WID is a not-for-profit water management system run by a staff of around 35 and a board of directors elected by WID members who are exclusively irrigation farmers. They are the only local organization

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To the Editor Much has been written about the election and as is the norm, everyone has 6/6 vision looking to the rear. One suggestion is that the polls were wrong. Some opined that the bozo remarks by two candidates destroyed the Wildroses chances. Others, including Danielle Smith, mused that the policies of the Wildrose were rejected and a few even dared to suggest that Albertans were satisfied with the status quo. Strategic voting by Liberals was also a much-discussed topic. Lets examine these suggestions. The polls were not wrong. There were enough independent, professional firms coming up with similar results to confidently conclude that the polls were generally accurate at the time they were taken. The polls had the Wildrose ahead by as much as 14 percentage points two weeks before the election. It was widely accepted that Danielle Smith shone in the televised debate. So what happened? One must reflect on how quickly Wildrose support blossomed. From about 25% support, the party climbed to the mid 40s in a few weeks. This was the result, in part, from the do-nothing committee payouts that Redford handled with jaw-dropping incompetency. Add to this the land-use issues, where she again showed a surprisingly out-of-touch flair for the concerns of rural residents. The botching of the health care enquiry, in which she refused to examine accusations of firing and intimidation, indicated that she was succumbing to the pressure of the establishment. Then there was Albertas fifth straight deficit, spending promises in the billions, the disparaging remarks directed at the very ill Ralph Klein and, in total, we had the makings of a resounding rejection of the Stelmach/Redford regime. As indicated however, some 20 per cent of the support revealed in the polls came within two weeks. Such support is real at the time, but it is fragile and it takes very little to for the bubble to burst and burst it did. The bozo remarks were certainly the start, but by themselves, hardly constituted fatal blows. It did put Smith on the defensive, as did her climate change remark and the so-called firewall initiatives such as a provincial police force and an Alberta Pension Plan. Explained, these are reasonable topics to consider. However, for a concerted and well-planned attack, they were sufficient fodder and attack the P.C.s did. The single fundamental mistake that the Wildrose Party committed was not to fight fire with fire to not attack when attacked. They allowed simple suggestions such as a police force similar to Ontario and Quebec to sound scary they allowed the P. C.s to paint the party as radical. This is ironic in that Smith and the party have gone out of their way to ensure that the party cast a centralist image. This was destroyed in barely a week of unchallenged attack ads. Strategic voting seemed on the surface to be a factor. The Liberal Party received 251,158 votes in 2008. In 2012, with a much higher turnout, they dropped to 127,645. They fell from 26 per cent to 10 per cent of total votes. Given that there was only a 10 per cent spread between P.C. and Wildrose support (44 per cent to 34 per cent), there is no doubt that the switch of Liberal support was enough in itself to keep Redford in power. I do have a problem, however, with suggesting that this was all strategic voting. Redford has bent over backwards in catering to special interest groups. Her obsession with spending, deficits and debt is the answer to every socialists dream. You know we have a problem when the leader of the NDP criticizes the spending commitments of a P.C. party. The Wildrose Alliance dropped Alliance from their name. Perhaps it is time for the Progressive Conservative party to amalgamate with the Liberals (and perhaps the NDP) and in doing so drop the word Conservative from their description. There is nothing remotely conservative about the government we just elected. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated: donweisb@telus.net. Don Weisbeck, Brooks

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Reckless with our health


To the Editor MP Kevin Sorenson is acting recklessly, putting his community members health at risk. He is supporting legislation that will reduce food safety oversight and make major cuts to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Canadians remember the devastating impact on many families from deaths caused by the Listeriosis outbreaks. We know that more needs to be done to protect consumers, but in a callous and misguided move the Conservatives are making the problem worse. They have decided to cut food inspectors and eliminate programs designed to proactively identify unsafe meat and other food products. Bowing to industry pressure, Conservatives are also eliminating enforcement of product labelling in spite of widespread violations. Consumers will now be responsible for determining whether companies claims about nutritional information, such as levels of cholesterol, sodium and sugar, are true. For those with serious health conditions like peanut allergies or diabetes, false claims could prove deadly. Waiting for Canadians to get sick is not a food safety strategy. Liberals are opposing these cuts because Canadians deserve to know that food they buy at the grocery store is safe and that manufacturers health claims are true. I encourage Mr. Sorenson to reverse his reckless position and put Canadians health first. Frank Valeriote, MP Liberal Party Critic for Agriculture

I would like to thank everyone who voted for me and for the Wildrose Party in the recent provincial election. I would also like to recognize the other candidates who ran in this constituency. Win or lose, they represent the essence of our democratic process. My role as your new MLA means that I will work on everyones behalf, whether you voted for me or not. Please feel free to contact me as needed, as I want to get to know you and to understand the message you want me to take to Edmonton. I appreciate it was a good news / bad news story from a Wildrose perspective. There are a number of lessons to be learned and we as a Party will continue to believe in grassroots democracy and that wont change. My success comes from hard work and a sincere desire to be the best MLA the Strathmore-Brooks Constituency has ever had. Without the team of people who worked tirelessly on my/ our behalf, I am sure the outcome could have been different. The major issues, which you told me, are important focus on Health Care, Seniors Care, Education, Property Rights, Energy, Municipal Affairs and Infrastructure. If you feel I have missed what is important to you, please email or phone me. I will be sure to share this with the Wildrose Caucus when we meet in Edmonton. I am excited because the next four years will only make me and the Party stronger, wiser and better able to listen and communicate in the Legislature what is important to you and to all Albertans.

Thank you mayor and council


To the Editor On April 19, the Town of Strathmore and H&H Huxted Enterprises signed a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding. In this Memorandum of Understanding, Huxted will be taking over the day to day operations of the recycling yard. Now, for the first five years of Huxted looking after the operations, there will be NO cost to the Town of Strathmore, or in other words, to the tax payers of Strathmore. The last five years we will be paying Huxted $100,000 per year, or a total of $500,000, a half million dollars. Currently the day-to-day operation of the recycling yard costs the tax payers $160,000 per year, or for the next 10 years is $1,600,000 not counting any added inflation for added wages, breakage and so on. So lets do the math here folks: if the Town of Strathmore was to continue the operation of the recycling yard it would cost the tax payers; 1 million, six hundred thousand dollars, minimum, over the next ten years. But by turning same over to Huxted it will cost the tax payers five hundred dollars for the next 10 years, a savings to the tax payers of one million, one hundred thousand dollars now thats what I call being fiscally responsible. So at this time I would like to personally thank Steve Grajczyk, our current Mayor, and all the town councillors for a job well done. But not just for this current negotiation, but also for many other decisions that they have made for the well being of the town. Sometimes we forget the hard work that goes into running a town, the late night meetings, various other functions and committee meetings the mayor and various council members attend. They are all dedicated to seeing the town of Strathmore thrive, progress, and move forward so that our children and grandchildren will have a safe and desirable place to live. Hats off to the mayor and council for a job well done. Dennis Groenhof Strathmore

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Going hungry for those in need


Students participated in the 30-hour famine held at Strathmore High School last week. The Famine began at 11 a.m. on April 26, and ended with a feast and activities at 5 p.m. on April 27. The students participating were raising funds to address important global issues, with the main focus this year being the drought in Africa.

A table full of food!


Wheatland Whirlers Square Dance Club, under the leadership of Mary Milton, has donated 138 food items to the Strathmore Food Bank during the past six months. even though they are mainly a winter activity club, they would like to invite a summer activity club, to take over donations from now until end of September.

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Natural way to feed a child applauded


To the Editor Habitually breastfeeding mothers hide themselves in corners and rooms to avoid public scorn and humiliation. For example, a woman was breastfeeding her baby at a public pool when she was asked to remove herself to the change room. When she questioned the rationale for this request, the staff member cited that her breastfeeding was in violation of health and safety codes. Would the mother have been subjected to the same discredit if she had been bottle feeding her baby? As for the violation of health and safety codes, are the numerous patrons who urinate in the public pool not more offensive? If women who bare their breasts for lingerie commercials are praised, then why are breastfeeding mothers scrutinized? After all, the motive for breastfeeding is not driven by the desire to make the public uncomfortable, but rather to nurture a baby. There are many benefits of breastfeeding, prompting the World Health Organization to recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, and continued breastfeeding for two years and beyond! Benefits include: Infant: Decreased risk of illness from viruses, infections, and allergies. Potential for improved cognitive development. Reduced risk of obesity and diabetes. Lowered risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Mother: Lowered risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Potential for decreased risk of post partum depression. Decreased incidence of Type II Diabetes. Family: Decreased costs related to infant formula, hospital visits, and medications. Society: Decreased socio-economic costs related to emergency room visits, hospital admissions, and use of auxiliary services. While I do believe feeding decisions should be based on what works best for the family, whether it be bottle or breast, I ask that the community support families in their decision. I challenge local businesses to adopt a breastfeeding friendly environment and provide support for Strathmores mothers. Sincerely, Natasha Lausen Strathmore

Tough luck for voting station workers


To the Editor Alison Redford, in her acceptance speech after last weeks Provincial Election, acknowledged she is now the Premier of the richest Province in Canada, and looks forward to keeping it that way. However, does she know what pittance the workers at the voting stations work for? Some of the workers at the Strathmore polling stations worked 16-17 hours or more - straight through from 8 a.m. to midnight and beyond - without a break, for $200. Because there was a Senate Vote, an additional $65 will be paid! No consideration was given to workers who had to get up at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, to go to their regular job. No wonder Elections Alberta, has a tough time getting workers for election duty. John Godsman Strathmore

It has been an honour


To the Editor It has been a privilege to be your representative over the last four years and I want to thank the residents of the Strathmore-Brooks constituency for that opportunity. During this time there have been many opportunities to learn from individuals involved in the various sectors of business, health care, education, municipal government and community service. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping to build the strong relationships that are important to the success of our communities. Wanda and I appreciate the many calls and messages that have come our way over the last week or so which have acknowledged the partnerships we have valued being a part of. We look forward to our paths crossing in the future. Sincerely, Arno Doerksen

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The annual ladies night out in Standard saw the women dressing up in their finest pre1980s wedding attire. Bridesmaids Trish Kornelson, Christina Davidson, Sharona Semeniuk and their bride Jessica Marshman. Ken Mellsen has retired from Canada Post after 50 years of service. Ken Mellsen (in the middle) with current staff of Standards Canada Post home base.

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Canada Post employee retires in Standard after 50 years


Manny EvErEtt Times Contributor Ken Mellsen is putting away the mail bag, so to speak, as he retires from Canada Post after 50 years of serving Rosebud, Chancellor, Strathmore and Carseland. Mellsen started in 1962 with Edith McGowan (Standards first Post Mistress) when the Canada Post home base office was on Main Street in Standard. He has worked with many different Post Mistresses and Masters over the years, he recalls: Edith McGowan, May Westegaard, Phyllis Milbak, Chris Meyers, Kevin Coonfer and Terry Taylor who retired last year after serving Standard for 27 years. Mellsen has driven literally thousands of miles and when asked about how it was he answered, good days and bad, and all sorts of Alberta weather but he does remember the vehicles. Mellsen said he often traded up in Drumheller every year. When asked what his first vehicle was, his son Leon jokingly asked, was it a horse? Mellsen recalls going through a few Datsun trucks, as well as a Mazda diesel. He recalled a time when one of his helpers accidentally put gas in his diesel truck. While not funny at the time, it was all part and parcel of his memories over the last 50 years. Standard community members came out in his honour to have some cake and coffee graciously supplied by the current staff Post Mistress Mary Andruskievicz, Cathy Adamson, Cathy Christensen, Traci Rasmussen and retired Post Mistress Terry Taylor.

Standard ladies night rocks out to the 80s


Manny EvErEtt Times Contributor The Standard Community Hall was packed with brides, mothers of the bride, bridesmaids, wedding singers and even a clergy person on Friday night for the Standard Lionettes annual Ladies Night Out. Everyone who attended came out in their finest attire. Many wore bridesmaids dresses and wedding dresses circa pre-1980. A fantastic array of colors and very prim outfits were all the rage for the night. The ladies were welcomed by local Lionette members handing out champagne flutes filled to the brim with mimosas. Ticket holders were encouraged to check out the silent auction items and buy tickets for the four main draws of the evening, which included everything from diamond earrings (won by Marlis Nielsen) to a $500.00 gift certificate to Check-Mate Shoes (won by Maureen Howard). Kims Katering catered the evenings meal from Strathmore and participants made many positive comments about the delectable meal of stuffed chicken breasts and veggies. The desserts were one of the highlights of the evening as well, with everything from wedding cake to go with the theme to some very sinfully delightful chocolate desserts. Local sisters Shelby Gregory (nee Blaney) and Kelley Gabert (nee Blaney) did a tremendous job preparing to be the evenings entertainment. The girls had been practicing for months on their harmonizing and their wonderful 80s choreography. The girls dressed accordingly with vibrant neon colours, legwarmers, lace gloves and big hair. They sang everything from Madonna to the Judds and finished off the evening with Love Shack by the B-52s. The Lionettes hold this event every year as their major fundraising project and the tickets sold out fast again this year.

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Sharon McLeay Times Contributor Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties representatives discussed with Wheatland Council whether dealing with the new government would make a difference in the way capital funding was administered. The Association representatives speculated it will depend if the Municipal Affairs Minister remains the same. Hopefully he will stay as he understands rural challenges, said Bob Barss, Association President They were waiting for the appointments to be made and then the committee will re-establish communications. In the past concerns were channeled through the minister to the various committees and departments, and then passed back to the minister with recommendations for the municipalities. The drawback of that system was the various MLAs were not involved. The committee suggested that copies of communications could be given to the MLAs so they could have a better understanding of the rural issues. With the election of Wildrose candidates in most of the rural areas of Southern Alberta, councillors asked if the communication process would change to include those MLAs. We will continue to deal with the party in power, but make sure those rural issues stay strong, said Barss. The committee did not feel that they needed to work through the opposition to represent rural interests. Just because the political situation changes, it doesnt change the way we represent the rural municipalities, said Al Kemmere, Board Director from District Two. He indicated that rural municipalities bordering the large cities are frustrated by the movement in funding, as they often had to wait on the regional plans by the big centres and found regional plans were making land use decisions for rural areas. Sometimes the province imposing regional solutions on rural municipalities were not heard because they chose not to belong to the regional councils. It was noted by Wheatland Council that some provincial funding stopped when rural municipalities were not part of the regional partnership. The AAMD&C released a paper about forced regionalization called Finding Local Solutions: Examining the Impacts of Forced Regionalization. Council also objected to the cap rates applied to big centres but no caps were offered to rural municipalities.

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Municipality Association challenges rail companies


Sharon McLeay Times Contributor Strathmore Times Contributor The Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties board representatives updated the Wheatland council on initiatives underway to represent county ratepayers issues. The committee addressed issues involving the railway crossing closures and negotiations to improve the maintenance of bridges and crossings. We are submitting a report to the National Transportation Board, said Bob Barss, Association President. The Association website www.aamdc.com shows that the report addresses railway-roadway grade crossing policies. He indicated that many rural counties were having issues with the rail companies. Councillor Ben Armstrong said the county recently had two deals to complete culvert and crossing work. The contract began in September and completed in December. Payment for the work from the rail line to the county wasnt paid for three years. Councillors said that in past negotiations with rail lines, the provincial ministers office had placed pressure on the County to withdraw negotiations and let the rail line do what they wanted. The rail lines often close lines and then alter the terms of the agreement. The County of Wheatland is unique in Western Canada because in many places they own the land that the rail lines run through, predating the establishment of the railroad in this area. Whether there was a need for lighted crossings was also an issue. The municipalities also pay 50 per cent of maintenance costs but proper maintenance is not being done. The representatives suggested that there should be a federal initiative taken on rail issues. They wanted the rail lines to clarify their intent for any line closures. Some municipalities had negotiated different terms for high impact crossings versus low use areas. One example was a locked approach where landowners and emergency services retained keys. Councillor Brenda Knight agreed that not all crossings needed the same standards. When they close lines, we have to read between the lines, said Councillor Alice Booth. Transport Canada has scheduled consultations about the issue in Edmonton on June 19.

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RemembeRing ouR past

George & Alice Booth


John Godsman Times Contributor

In 1918, Georges father emigrated from England to Verdun, Manitoba. It was there that they purchased land from Soldiers Settlement. George was born in 1939, and went to school in Manitoba. Alices grandfather George Rouse came to Canada by ship from England in 1899, and settled in Bradwardina, Manitoba where Alice was born at the home farm. She says no one went to hospital in those days for childbirth. Her grandfather was well known in the Manchester area of England, as a cabinet and coffin maker. George and Alice met on a blind date, arranged by her cousin. They were

married in 1961, and moved to Calgary in 1966. As you can, see they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2011. At this time, the pipeline business was just starting, and George got a job with Hunset Pipeline in Verdun. In 1966, the pipeline business was starting in Alberta, so George transferred here, and continued to work for Hunset. In the late 1960s both George and Alice learned to fly, and started Booth Construction Ltd in 1969. George went on to obtain a Commercial Pilots Licence. This permitted them to fly to any location where their employees were working. Their construction company used heavy duty earth moving equipment, for developers, munici-

palities, farming and ranching. A major project was the extension of the long runway at Calgary International Airport, Runway 16/34, and construction of Hwy 1 to Banff, along with many other highways. In 1979, they purchased the old Beck Farm, located between Cluny and Chancellor, just south of Hwy 561. Their original intention was to move their business from Calgary to the farm, but no one had ever heard of running a home-based business at that time. So, they had to keep an office open in Calgary. Their farm land included about 50 years worth of old farm equipment, a very old barn and an 1800s homestead house. When the CPR was selling farmland in the mid-1800s, to prospective immigrants from Denmark,

France and Germany, every quarter section included a house and barn. After moving George and Alice built their house, upgraded the barn and shop, built a runway as well as three hangars to provide shelter for their planes. In the late 1990s they tried their hands at gold mining in the Cariboo, before taking up full residence at their farm. Booth Construction Ltd was sold in 2004, just before George had his stroke in 2006, which ended their travelling days. Looking back over their aviation life, few people realize George and Alice were founding members of Country Club of The Air in Airdrie. This included introducing students of Airdrie Elementary & Junior High Schools to flying. Continued on Page 21

Happening?
Royal Canadian Legion For information regarding hall rentals, darts and crib, please call 403.934.5119 Wheatland Conservation & Wildlife Association (Your local fish & game club). Meetings 2nd Thursday every month, 7:30pm at the Clubhouse. Call Larry at 403-934-4388 for more information. Strathmore District Health Services Auxiliary Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month @ 1:30 pm, (excluding July & August). Lower level Conference Room at the Strathmore Hospital. New members welcome. For more info please call 403-934-4436 Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce meets the second Thursday of the month @ 7:00 p.m. All members welcome. Check web page for meeting location. For more information call 403-901-3175 or www.strathmoredistrictchamber.com. Come Fly With Us 903 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sqn. Meet Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the blue building and Quonset on the Ag grounds. Boys & Girls welcome between 12 & 19 years. Call Joanna Howard at 403-983-5796 for more information. HIV Edmonton providing support, education and advocacy for those infected with, affected by or at risk of HIV and AIDS for 25 years. Go to www.hivedmonton. com or call toll free 1.877.388.5742. The Hope Bridges Society Board meetings held the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please call Marvin Hilton 403-901-8872 for information. Strathmore Musical Arts Society, If you love music and musicians and have a special soft spot for the Blues, you would enjoy being part of this group. Call 403-934-4196 or 403-680-7721 to get on our phone or email list and be notifies about meetings and upcoming events. Strathmore Elks Lodge #491 meets 3rd Tuesday at the Strathmore Curling Club 6:30 pm. Steak Supper at 7 pm. New Members welcome. Call Greg 403-888-6155. Strathmore Homeschool Familes. Any Strathmore and Area familes that are homeschooling are invited to join our Yahoo Group. groups. yahoo.com/group/strathmorehsfams Meals on Wheels is available in Strathmore. For information or to obtain this service please contact Wheatland FCSS at 403-934-5335. Parent Link has reopened as Hand-In-Hand Parent Link Centre! Call 403-983-0076 for Program information or drop by the office in Country Lane Mall for a Program Calendar Strathmore FASD Parent Support Group at the Strathmore United Church. For more info call Pam @652-4776. Blackfoot Crossings new winter hours are Monday Friday 9am 5pm. Call 403-734-4383 for more information.

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Whats happening is a free weekly community calendar. if you are a non-profit group and have a special event you would like to promote, please email your information to tracey@strathmoretimes.com or call 403-934-5589 or fax 403-934-5546 and we will include your information on this weekly Community page. Due to space restrictions, please keep information to a minimum.
The Strathmore Youth Club is looking for people interested in leading youth programs and for a Volunteer Coordinator. If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact the Strathmore Youth Clubs Program Coordinator for application details, inquire@youthclubstrathmore.info or 403-324-4521. Chestermere and area Children (& Families) with Type 1 Diabetes. Our Goal is to create a group of mature, responsible members where we open our own homes as Safe Places for Diabetic Children to go to if ever in Diabetic Distress. Join the Facebook group for more information. The Community Crisis Society, operating Wheatland Shelter is currently seeking volunteer applicants to serve on the board. Interest individuals may contact Gerry at (403) 934-6634, Monday -Thursday, or e-mail: ccs-acct@telus.net. Strathmore Regional Victim Services Society(SRVSS) SRVSS is looking for men and women interested in becoming front line victim advocates to provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime or tragedy. We need individuals interested in a challenging and rewarding volunteer experience who are caring and non-judgmental with a sincere interest in helping victims move past their immediate trauma. We provide extensive training in many areas, including sexual assaults, domestic violence, suicide, court preparation, and sudden death. If you are interested in volunteering your time please contact Lesley Hering at the Strathmore RCMP Detachment at (403) 934-6552. Website: www.strathmoreregionalvictimservices.com Happy Gang 55 plus Seniors Meetings; 2nd Tuesday every month @ 1:15pm. Potluck Supper; fourth Tuesday every month at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome! Hall Rental; $80. Call Shirley @ 403-9349927. All other inquiries call Eric @ 403-901-1596. RCCG Peculiar People Assembly, Strathmore Meeting Sunday Services at 10am & Wednesdays Bible study at 7pm. Venue: Chuck Mercer room of Centennial Civic Centre. PH: 403-667-7832 e-mail pastorlawal@gmail.com Seventh-day Adventist Church Meeting in the Storefront School @ 688 Westchester Rd., Strathmore. Saturday morning @ 10:00 AM Pastor Ghena Girleanu, phone 403-983-0081. Strathmore Girl Guides, looking for Spark, Brownie, Guide Leaders, come join the fun stay for the adventure. Training provided. Call Yvonne 403 934 4238, you dont have to have a daughter in Guiding to be a leader. Meetings and Sewing Workshops The 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 7pm. We meet at the Strathmore Ag Grounds, Red Quonset. Looking for 100% cotton or flannel fabric donations to do some charity quilts. New Members Welcome. Contact Laurie at 901-0088 or Wendy 901-3756. Garden Plots Still available at the newest community garden. Contact Jane at stmics@shaw.ca or call 403-934-3017. Wheatland County Food Bank urgently requires VOLUNTEER SCREENERS. Please call Sylvia at 403-934-5287 or WFCSS at 403-934-5335 for info.

Strathmore Caregiver Support Group This is an opportunity for caregivers to find support and benefit from interaction with others in a similar situation. For more information or to register call Amy Yaneza at 403-361-7176. Sunday School for All Ages: Lord of All Lutheran Church offers Christian Education opportunities for ages 3 years to adult, on Sunday Mornings. All are Welcome! For more information please call Margo Sevick 403-901-2044 or call the Church Office at 403-934-2374. Strathmore Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday at the Strathmore Civic Centre at 6:45 pm. Strathmore Country Gardens Club Meetings at least once per month. Tours, guest speakers, workshops and much more included in a membership. $20 single, $30 family. For more information visit www.strathmorecountrygardensclub.webs.com or phone Linda Pekrul 403-901-0017. Strathmore Masonic Lodge #53 meets the first Monday of each Month at 7:30 p.m. Call Glen at 403-901-6038. Website: www.strathmore53.com Strathmore Parent and Tot Playgroup, meets every Tuesday at 9:30 - 11:30 am. in the Strathmore United Church Basement. For more information call Tammy at 403-983-7284 or Ali at 403-934-2089. $1 per child Free Tree for all New Born Babies Attention all infants remind your parents to register your birth so a tree can be planted commemorating your birth in the Chinook Credit Union Birth Forest in Strathmore. Registration Forms are available at the Town office, Chinook Credit Union and Health Unit. (A Communities in Bloom Project) Strathmore & District Agricultural Society Darcy Ledene - General Manager Strathmore & District Agricultural Society gmsags@telus.net 403.934.5811 Office 403.999.7646 Cell 403.901.0299 Fax Facebook: Strathmore Stampede Twitter: Strathmore Rodeo Healing Rooms, open for prayer Mondays from 7 to 9 pm. at the Harvest Healing Centre at 115A-3rd. Avenue in Strathmore. Everyone is Welcome. Strathmore Full Gospel Church Were a Pentecostal Bible based family church that has something for all ages. Call 934-2225 or visit www.strathmorefullgospel.com Are you graduated from high school? Are you looking for a place to connect with other young adults in the context of faith and fellowship? If this sounds like you and you would like to attend a coffee night please email us at stmics@shaw.ca. Wheatland Rural Crime Watch. Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each Month. Featuring guest speakers. For more information call 403-934-4055. Strathmore Baptist Church Meeting Sundays @ 11am and Thursdays @ 7pm, Call Pastor David Blankenship for info 403-390-4431. Wheatland Business Women Meet the second Tuesday of the month @ 8:00 am at Days Inn & Suites. New members welcome http://businesswomen.ca and follow us on Facebook. Call 403-324-6641.

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Upcoming Special Events....


Gleichen Development Council are sponsoring the annual town cleanup on May 5th. Time: 9-12. Meet at the firehall in Gleichen as a start and ending place.

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at the Travelodge, Strathmore - Presents The Real Deal Band 8 pce band playing soul, blues, funk r & b and beyond. May 12, 2012. For further info call Lindat 403-680-7721 Tickets avail at Assist Business, Music Centre Canada, PJs and Pro Water

Strathmore muSical artS Society

royal canadian legion Steak & lobSter annual FundraiSer


May 12. Call Legion for more details 403-934-5119

May 12, 1012. Garage Sale 9-4 B-B-Q: 11- 2 at ATB Financial 109 100 Ranch Market, Strathmore

teddy For a toonie 2012 garage Sale and b-b-Q.

Strathmore Sacred Heart Parish Catholic Womens League TRUNK SALE. Flea Market/Hobbies/Crafts/ Wares/ Farmers Market. Saturday, May 26th 9am 2pm. Call Kazia for info at 403-901-1439.

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Gleichen Development Council invite groups and individuals to take part in the 2nd annual Community Garage Sale on May 26th from 9-3. Cost is $2 to have your address placed on a town map. Phone: 734-2103 or 734-0114 for information. This sale runs in conjuction with the sale in Arowwood.

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Saturday, May 26 (10am-12pm). Strathmore Municipal Library (85 Lakeside Blvd.). Stop by the library for a chance to trade plants with local gardeners! Plant Pots will also be accepted for donation or trade. For more information, please visit our website at www.strathmorelibrary.ca

plant exchange

May 29, 10:30 am at St Michaels Anglican Church, 237 1st Ave. For more information, go to stmics.ning.com or call 403-934-3017.

meSSy church: a worShip Service For all ageS

Saturday, June 2 Agricultural Grounds Market & Trade Fair in the Curling Rink. Fun for the whole family, 10 am - 4 pm. For more info call Rose 403-934-5589.

Spring FeStival 2012

tom FiSher memorial golF tournament


June 9. Call Legion for more details 403-934-5119

is looking for survivors, volunteers, and teams for this years event. June 15th, 2012 from 7pm to 7am at the AG grounds. For more information please call Kristel @ 403.901.8450 or strathmorerelayforlife@hotmail.com.

relay For liFe

June 16th (Sat). Registration and lunch at (11am) $20 per person, bring a partner! Strathmore Senior Center, Strathmore municipal library Bldg 86 Lakeside Blvd. Contact J Burton (403) 901 2477.

bridge tournament

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The Wheatland Society of Art held an art show and sale at the Strathmore Library this past Saturday, April 28.

Shannon LeClair Photo

Art society looking for new members


Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter For those who like to dabble in art, or for the more serious artists who arent sure where to go, there is the Wheatland Society of Art. The society was incorporated in 1986, and is mostly a place for visual arts such as painting and drawing. At any given time there are 20 to 50 members in the society, and twice a year there are art sessions held. The sessions are workshop setting, with a professional instructor/artist. The spring session is already over for this year, and the next session will run in the fall. Its an informal setting where you show up and do your thing and then that instructor can go around and pretty much help anyone working in any medium at any level, said Brandy Hebbes, president of the Wheatland Society of Art. Because there is such a wide variety of skill levels and mediums being used, it has always worked for the society to have some one who is actually an instructor so that they can help everybody regardless of their preferred medium. Last year we tried a little different method, we tried a more structured method. You came in and you went through a certain progression of lessons and it worked really good for the beginners, which is what were really after, the newer artists because its all about bringing new people in, said Hebbes. Some of the real good artists we have, they werent as keen on it but we came to the understanding that club was about attracting new people, so us experienced guys we just bear with it and went through the steps. The goal is to bring in any and all artists to the Society from the newer artist, beginning artists, or experienced artists, basically anyone who wants to be in a club that does art. Some of the experienced artists will also give advice to the newer artists, or ones who may be trying a new medium. One problem the society is having, which seems to be common among many arts-related programs and clubs in the area, is the lack of a place to call home. Currently the society meets at Store Front School, which has been generous in providing a space. All of the members bring their own supplies. Hebbes said if they had a space they would try to have supplies there so that people that want to come try art dont have to buy everything before knowing if its something they really want. She will bring extra items if she knows someone new is coming for them to dabble with. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Wheatland Society of Art can contact Brandy Hebbes at 403-901-1500.

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Continued from Page 20 They also initiated a course to teach the wives of pilots how to take over control of the aircraft, should their spouse suffer a heart attack or other medical condition. They introduced discussion and training sessions with controllers from Calgary International Airport, which alleviated problems between Air Traffic Control and mainly light aircraft pilots. Other achievements of this club includes hosting the 1973 Great Belvedere Air Dash over a distance of 6,200 miles from Fort Langley, B.C. to Halifax, N.S. and arranging for the participation of 21 Canadian Light aircraft in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1974 World Fair in Spokane, WA. After Georges stroke, Alice ran for councillor for Wheatland County, and she became a councillor in 2007. She is now on her second term in office. She also serves on the Gleichen Fair Board and is current president of the Gleichen Community Association. When I enquired what changes they had seen in this area over the past 33 years, they both replied simultaneously that the small family farms are being taken over by large conglomerates, and wind farms are appearing everywhere.

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Arson chArges relAting to fires in Arrowwood A 20-year-old male is currently in RCMP custody following a series of building and grass fires that occurred in the town of Arrowwood late Friday night. At about 11:30 p.m., on April 20, Gleichen RCMP responded to an intrusion alarm at the Arrowwood School. Upon arrival the responding members were met with smoke and fire coming from the structure. Local volunteer fire department responded along with units from Milo and Siksika Nation to fight the blaze. A short time later another fire was located by RCMP members a few blocks away in a park within the Town of Arrowwood. A few moments after that, another fire was located at the bulk fuel station also located within the Town of Arrowwood. Thanks to the fast response of the responding fire departments, these fires were brought under control quickly. The fires were investigated by Provincial Fire investigators along with Gleichen RCMP. As a result of the investigation, RCMP have charged Thereon Majoras of Siksika Nation with the following offences; five counts of arson to property, two counts of mischief over $5,000, two counts of mischief under $5,000 and three counts of breaching an Undertaking (He was released by a Justice of the Peace with conditions from an incident in November) Damage is estimated in excess of $4 million dollars. No one was injured as a result of the fires. house fire on willowmere wAy On April 28, just before 5 a.m., Chestermere RCMP members along with the Chestermere Fire Department responded to a house fire at a residence located on Willowmere Way in Chestermere. Upon arrival no flames were noted. The Chestermere Fire Department confirmed the residents of the house had already exited the dwelling with no one sustaining injuries. It was learned from the owner of the residence that the occupants were asleep when one resident was woken up by a sound of a rear window cracking. Upon going onto the rear balcony this occupant saw a fire outside of the residence through a reflection from a neighbors window. All occupants of the dwelling were then awoke and exited the residence. This included a man, wife, their two children and his parents. The Chestermere Fire Department was then called by the residents. The occupants put out most of the fire using their garden hose before the arrival of the fire department. The residents found shelter with their neighbors while their house was being aired out of any smoke by the fire department. The fire damage was minimal and limited to the back of the residence. The occupants were able to eventually return and safely occupy their home. The rear of this residence borders a school yard. Upon examining the scene with the fire department it was determined the cause of this fire is arson. If anyone has any information in this crime or any other please contact the Chestermere RCMP at (403) 204-8777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 or through the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. Crime stoppers will pay cash rewards up to $2000 for information that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property or seizure of illegal drugs. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.

BJ Desjardins recently joined the Strathmore Vet Clinic to offer pet rehabilitation.

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Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter As humans we take every measure to ensure after an injury we get the rehabilitation needed to function at, or close to, 100 per cent. Why not do the same for our pets? BJ Desjardins joined the Strathmore Vet Clinic this past February, bringing with her the training to offer rehabilitation services to dogs in the area. Desjardins received her certification at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. I was lucky to be at a clinic that did offer it, and just seeing the reward of making these animals who cant move actually walk, its so satisfying, said Desjardins. Coming to Strathmore to offer her services was a natural progression for Desjardins. She offers a home program, with therapeutic exercises, that keeps it cost effective for the owner through the Vet Clinic. I think the first thing people think of is, if I go for rehab at an animal hospital how much is it going to cost me. So the goal is, with a home program is they have to keep up with it, sure were there to support and update the program and tweak it if needed, but really the more that they do it at home, the more results that theyll see. Desjardins was at the Pet Expo, held April 21, with a puppy named Chance. When Desjardins first started working with Chance she was unable to walk, but with consistent rehab Chance can now walk and maneuver around things. Chance was not toy or food motivated, so Desjardins said they had to take advantage when she was willing to do something. It took approximately a year-and-a-half to get Chance to where she is now, and Desjardins has been happy to watch her learn and grow over that time. In most cases like this people will euthanize because they dont know whats available, said Desjardins. Thats our goal with the experience I have and then the doctors working hand in hand is just to get the information out. Anyone interested in finding out more about pet rehab can contact the Strathmore Vet Clinic at 403934-3311.

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Brenda impey and her staff at the Strathmore M&M Meat Shops are preparing for the upcoming Crohns and Colitis fundraiser being held on May 12.

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CaroLe DaStouS Times Contributor On May 12 at M&M Meat Shops, a burger, chips and a drink will go a long way to help a good cause. Thats because Strathmores M&M Meat Shops is participating in the annual, cross-country M&M Charity BBQ Day to benefit the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC). As of yet there is not a cure for Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis, which are two forms of inflammatory bowel disease. This year marks the 24th year since M&M Meat Shops began fundraising for CCFC. In that time M&M Meat Shops has collected over $21 million. The people of Strathmore are very giving, helpful and kind, whether or not they are touched by this dreadful disease, said Strathmore M&M Meat Shop owner Brenda Impey. Most people pay more than the minimum $3 for the lunch, said Impey. They just say keep the change. Impey and her husband Robin also own the M&M Meat Shops in Chestermere. In addition to the main event on May 12, there is also the M&M Meat Shops Star Donation program. The Star Donation program starts three weeks before the main event. People give a loonie or a toonie here and there, and we write their name on a star, said Impey. The funds raised by the Star Donation program are added to the national fundraising effort. Last year the Strathmore alone raised $2,155 for the CCFC. This years event is being put together by a couple dozen volunteers, and is organized by volunteer captain Cindy Duke. Duke, a CCFC sufferer since age 18, said CCFC is more prominent in Alberta than anywhere else in the world. Though this is the only fundraiser for Crohns and Colitis that is held annually in Strathmore, throughout the year a number of organizations host their own fundraisers. We give them everything but the meat, said Impey. On April 28, 2012, it was the Crowfoot 4-H Multi Clubs turn to host a fundraiser BBQ to help finance a youth exchange across Canada next year. Our community supports us, said Impey, so we support it too. This year the fundraising goal of the M&M Charity BBQ Day is $1.5 million. Both Strathmore and Chestermere will host their BBQs on May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter Get ready for another night of toe tapping fun on May 12, when the Real Deal Band comes to Strathmore. The band was invited to come play at the Travelodge by the Strathmore Musical Arts Society. Its a very high-energy younger band and they do a real cross section of music, really good to dance to, said Linda Storkson, with the Musical Arts Society. The band was formed in August of 2000, and as with any group there have been some changes along the way. The eclectic mix of music by the band cant be defined by one genre and instead is listed as a blues, R&B, soul, swing and beyond type of group. There are only two original members now, initially the concept was to play music a little different from the mainstream crowd. We have endeavored to maintain that mindset, however we have found ourselves moving our focus somewhat more towards the centre, said trumpet player John Lacey. At every show the Musical Arts Society finds local talent to be the opening act. Auditions were just held last week, and the opening act has been picked. Like always the opening act will be a surprise and a treat for the guests. The show is being held at the Travelodge on May 12. Cocktails start at 5:30, dinner at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include dinner. They are available at Music Centre Canada, PJs appliances, Assist Business Centre and Pro Water Centre. Tickets are also being sold at www.strathmorearts.com

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Sharon McLeay Times Contributor There are many people who couldnt stand a day in the garden let alone twenty years, but that is exactly what Kerry Malakoff of Landscape Plus is celebrating this year. The business is celebrating its 20th anniversary serving the Strathmore area. There are some customers that have been with me from day one, for 15 or 20 years. I am thankful that they still call us, said Malakoff. She has always an outdoor person, even spending time picking fruit in the Okanogan. She originally spent 10 years working at Eagle Lake Nurseries, which gave her a good practical understanding of the plants that will grow in the Strathmore area. She completed her landscape journeymans ticket through Olds College and spent a couple years with a Calgary landscape company. It led her to start up her own landscaping business in 1992. She said it was scary at first but she is glad she took the chance. Her focus is paving stone walkways, retaining walls, trees, shrubs, sod, irrigation systems and any components that go into making a yard. She has all her own equipment and does the work, as well as the plumbing and electrical. She has a list of tradesmen that she uses to build structures that she needs for the projects. We deal with new yards, or give old yards a facelift, said Malakoff. She said that most people want a low maintenance yard and she delivers it. She doesnt do maintenance, she hopes that the homeowner will enjoy doing that after her work is complete.

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I get great satisfaction from completing a yard and handing it over to the homeowner to maintain it, Malakoff said. She finds that it is beneficial for homeowners to make a plan for their yard. I definitely agree with pre-planning and having a landscape plan and knowing about the plant material being used, said Malakoff. Malakoff does consulting work, so if the homeowner just wants to develop a plan, she can help with that as well. Usually plans can be completed in a two week span, depending on the weather. However, sometimes the work needs to be phased over several years. Some of the challenges that gardeners have in this area are the chinook winds and water-related issues. Malakoff said that xeroscaped yards are becoming more popular. She encourages people to amend Strathmore soil, as it is sandy. She says compost or manure can be added to help the soil retain water. Contouring the yard and placing bark-topping can also help keep the water close to the plants. She says anytime she plants trees and plants, it supports a green environment and it is good for our health. She keeps her chemical use to a minimum. My aim is to give them a yard they can enjoy, said Malakoff. She is looking forward to working on new developments and challenges her customers bring her. I want to thank the community for allowing me to beautify the area and thank all of my customers and staff, said Malakoff. If readers want to contact Landscape Plus they can call 403 934-4421 or email landscapeplus1@yahoo.ca to arrange an appointment.

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The Strathmore Figure Skating club held their year-end banquet to cap off a very successful season on April 26. Members were awarded for their achievements during the nights festivities. This year was awesome, to put it into perspective, at our last competition out of 29 events we came back home with 19 medals explained Leanne Woodcock. Along with awards attendees had dinner and were treated to a slide show of photos and videos of this past years athletes. On July 23 to 27 and July 30 to August 3rd there is going to be a summer skate school. Anyone interested in joining can contact the Strathmore Skate Club by email at strathmoreskateclub@msn.com.

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Wheatland Wildfire basketball club on the rise


Manny EvErEtt Times Contributor Now in its third year running, the Wheatland Wildfire Basketball Community Club is rapidly growing in numbers due to the popularity of the sport and integrity of the program. Coach Kyle Larson and his wife Leslie initiated the program three years ago out of a desire to improve the love of the game in Strathmore and the area of East Wheatland. Pat Fule had already introduced many younger students to basketball through the STARS/JETS program for Grades 1 to 9. Wildfire isnt a continuation of STARS or JETS, but is instead an entity unto itself in that students at Wildfire are driven to hone their skills and play games against one another on a regular basis on full court. The goal of this program is to continue to develop skills in a competitive environment through games and fundamental skill development. The focus of the program in year three is still on the sport of basketball, and improving fundamental skills and application of these skills in game situations, said Larson. They will run a development night once a week and will have a travelling team for boys and girls in their appropriate age groups. Three years ago the Wildfire program consisted of one night of a co-ed group of young people and has rapidly increased to not only a two-night program but also two sessions each on Monday nights for boys, and two sessions each on Tuesday night for girls. The younger participants from both nights play from 5:30 to 7 p.m. while the high school students from both nights play from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In total 100 students, both boys and girls, have registered for the popular program this year that plays out of the Strathmore High School gymnasium. Mar-Nai YellowHorn and her husband Shay coach the 43 boys on Monday nights.

Inline hockey returns


Shannon LECLair Times Reporter Despite a bit of a rocky start last season, inline hockey proved to be successful enough to come back for another year. Last year Lynne Kozma decided to introduce an inline hockey program to Strathmore and Wheatland County. Whats different this year is I have enough that I can run the age groups more separate, so the bigger kids are going to be more challenged because they can play just against each other not just one line here, one line there, their whole game is going to be a constant challenge, said Kozma. One of the biggest problems was finding somewhere to accommodate inline hockey last year. After thinking she had found a solution in Gleichen there was a mix up that had her once again looking for a venue. Eventually everything was solved and the program was granted time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Family Centre. Inline hockey is an affordable option for parents whose children want to play hockey, but may not have the time or money for the ice hockey season. The inline program runs for eight weeks, from the beginning of May until the end of June, and is held on Monday and Wednesday nights. No matter the weather, the games will always take place because they are all indoors. All of the kids will be guaranteed their eight weeks, and all of the games. Anyone looking for more information can contact Lynne Kozma at 403-6197967.

The Wheatland Wildfire Community Club basketball program is now well into its third year.

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The program turnout has been better than expected. We have a great group of kids that show a lot of potential. Its exciting to be part of a program that will go a long way to putting Strathmore on the basketball map and hopefully generate successful teams and players in the near future, said YellowHorn. She continued to say that, basketball is a growing sport with more and more of our Canadian athletes moving on past high school to play at the college/university level as well as receiving scholarships to play in the United States. It is never too late to take up the sport. I have seen kids who have started playing in Grade 11 move on to receive full scholarships to play at the college/university level. For the YellowHorn family, basketball has been a very big part of their lives and they are very happy to have the opportunity to pass on what they have learned through the Wildfire program. Even if basketball is not your end goal, it is a great sport which develops a well-rounded athlete. You develop speed, strength, jumping ability, coordination/ hand eye coordination, said YellowHorn. Their hope is to develop the boys into quality players on the basketball court, but more importantly to provide a positive environment that shows the right attitude and work ethic needed to succeed both on and off the court. There are so many life lessons that can be taught through the game that we love so much. We are happy to pay it forward and hope that we can be a great influence, said YellowHorn. The kids that have signed up for Wildfire have an opportunity to work with amazing coaches and leaders who love the game. For more information about the program please go to their website (www.wildfireathletics.ca).

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Stars Volleyball program running until mid June at the Wheatland elementary School run by Coach Pat Fule who has dedicated his time to the sports of Basketball, Badminton and Volleyball for many years.

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Junior High School students in the area competed in the bantam and midget Badminton Counties April 25. Games were held at Holy Cross Collegiate and Strathmore High School. Zones will be held this Friday for the junior high players who moved on.

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STARS Volleyball offered in Strathmore for young people


Manny EvErEtt Times Contributor STARS Volleyball is the third session (the other two being Basketball and Badminton) offered each year in March, April and May (in addition to Summer Camps in August) run by Coach Pat Fule. Fule, who has dedicated himself to teaching not only skills to young people in particularly these three sports but more importantly the love of the game. He has the philosophy to instill the love of the game, fine-tune the sport and also a dedication to teach superb sportsmanship to each of the young participants. Fule offers the programming to children from Grades 1 through 9. Special modifications are employed to help younger players to learn and display actual volleyball skills. In fact, one of the very first session deals with footwork and arm swing, so players can learn to hit the volleyball. Some of the other modifications include using badminton nets and courts, as well as softer and lighter volleyballs. Each of the one-hour sessions is divided into a half hour of skills and fun drills, followed by half an hour of 3-on-3, or 4-on-4 games. This allows the players to touch the volleyball more often in order to develop their skills. High school students (some varsity players) are often on the teams to help with game play, and to ensure all players get to have the volleyball set or played to them. The first two sessions (Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-5) stay on the badminton courts with the lighter and softer volleyballs. These do not hurt as much as regulation volleyballs and allow players to learn and play with little fear of the actual ball. The last session (Grades 6-9) still use badminton courts and small teams, but use different nets and poles, so that the players are playing closer to regulation height. This allows for players to be challenged, yet still be able to have success at playing the ball at this higher net setting. The badminton court and smaller teams allow for more ball touches by the players, and more opportunities to improve their skills. Again, like JETS Basketball and JETS Badminton, less emphasis is placed on winning and stats, and more is placed on learning the technical skills in an enjoyable setting. For more Information about the sports and when they are offered or about the summer camps, e-mail Fule at jetsathletics@shaw.ca or call 403-9344599.

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The U13 and U15 boys Wheatland Wildfire teams played a tournament in Lethbridge on the weekend at the University of Lethbridge. The U13 boys placed third overall in the tournament after winning their first game against Cardston, losing the second against The Pack, and winning against Lethbridge Minor Basketball Association Bombers on Saturday afternoon with a score of 45-37. The U15 team did well and they won first place by defeating Raymond in the final. it was a great experience for the boys who just seemed to get better and better every game.

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it was a busy week for Spartan rugby players. Both the boys (top) and girls (left) teams hosted home games on April 24 and 26.

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Spartans Spartans split home games Spartans learned how to play the sport Jerry Flaws of Rugby. Girls Rugby Coach kick off
The Strathmore Spartans boys soccer team began their 2012 campaign with a home loss on April 25 at the high school. even though the Spartans were on the wrong end of the scoreboard, they are looking forward to a successful season of football.

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Strathmore High had a busy start to their season this week playing two games. The girls played Foothills Composite from Okotoks first, and played well considering the lack of Rugby experience. The girls overcame bad positioning by working hard and hustling around the pitch. Foothills controlled the ball most of the first half but the Spartans were able to hold them off until the 20min. Foothills scored one more time in the first half and lead 12-0 going into half. The Spartans handled the ball way more in the 2nd half and their defense only gave up 10 points in the 2nd half. The Spartans were able to score late in the second half. The Spartans were pinned in the end so they gave it a kick to relieve the pressure. Jade Ballance, the kicker, was able to sprint down the field and steal the ball from Foothills and ran it in for a try. The game ended with a score of 22-5 but the inexperienced

In the second game of the season they played against Canmore, a new team in the Big Sky Rugby League this year. They were short a few players when they showed up so the teams agreed to play 10 a side Rugby which is a much quicker game. The Spartans started slow and could not find a way to bring down the opposition prop so they gave up a quick score, which was converted. After that the Spartans took control of the game. Jade Ballance led the charge with two quick tries. After that Carter Jones took over and scored another two tries. The team really worked hard at gaining possession of the ball and creating space for these players to go for a run. After an injury to the opposition, Strathmore lent them a player so the game could finish. The Spartans scored a few more times winning the game 42-12. The Spartans were able to give the new players plenty of playing time and exposure to the game.

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Provincial Champs!
Helen Sauverwald of Strathmore, Marilyn Conrad of Chestermere and Mary Bielak of Calgary won the Club +55 Triple Team Provincial Bowling Championship in Calgary April 22. The trio, representing Paradise Lanes in Calgary, bowling a 192 pins over their average. They were awarded medallions, banners and black felt hats for their efforts. The trio will now travel to Kelowna, B.C. for the National Championship on June 26-29.

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Celebration of Life for Crystal


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Thats a wrap!
The Wheatland Cowboys and Cowgirls rodeo wrapped up for another season on April 21, when finals were held. The results: 8 & Under B Barrels 1. Saige Aleman 2. Brenna Weaver 3. Rylin Scheller Poles 1. Saige Aleman 2. Katie Zakariasen 3. Rylin Scheller Thread the Needle 1. Lexi Kathol 2. Katie Zakariasen 3. Saige Aleman Goat Untying 1. Katie Zakariasen 2. Lexi Kathol 3. Saige Aleman Season Leader Rylin Scheller 8 & Under A Barrels 1. Jaylin Maclean 2. Shayanna Scheller 3. Austin Scheller Poles 1. Shayanna Scheller 2. Jaylin Maclean 3. Austin Scheller Thread the Needle 1. Austin Scheller 2. Shayanna Scheller 3. Jaylin Maclean Goat Untying 1. Austin Scheller 2. Shayanna Scheller 3. Jaylin Maclean Season Leader Jaylin Maclean 9 - 12 B Barrels 1. Brooklyn Poyntz 2. Linzie Holt 3. Kayleigh Weaver Poles 1. Brooklyn Poyntz 2. Paige Sibbet 3. Kayleigh Weaver Goat Tying 1. Paige Sibbet 2. Riley Sibbet Breakaway Roping 1. Austin Scheller 2. Mackenzie Jensen 3. Taylor Boisjoli Season Leader Riley Sibbet 9 - 12 A Barrels 1. Martina Vergouwen 2. Becky Driver 3. Hayze Stevens Poles 1. Avery Aleman 2. Becky Driver 3. Hayze Stevens Goat Tying 1. Becky Driver 2. Martina Vergouwen 3. Kyle Gerencer Breakaway Roping 1. Destiny Stevens 2. Hayze Stevens 3. Becky Driver Season Leader Hayze Stevens 13 & Over B Barrels 1. Kate Harris 2. Morgan Mills 3. Brooklyn Collard Poles 1. Kate Harris 2. Dawn Carlson 3. Brooklyn Collard

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wOrk FrOm hOme. earn $100 - $1000 per week, 403-850-2619. POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT TODDLE INN,: criminal record check, first aid, child care supervisor, persons familiar with accreditation and simply accounting preferred. Please fax resumes to 403 901-6265 or email to Toddlein@telus.net. Wage will depend upon experience. SKILLED WORKERS Always in Demand. Pre-employment Welder program. 16 weeks and write first year apprenticeship exam. Be ready for high paying, in demand trades jobs. Fall studies. GPRC Grande Prairie Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; john@ raidersconcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780444-7103. GO TO YOUR NEXT JOB interview with 2nd Year Heavy Duty Mechanic Skills. GPRC, Fairview Campus. Heavy Equipment Certificate program - 34 weeks. Apprenticeship opportunity. Hands-on training. Safety courses. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview. EXPERIENCED WINCH TRACTOR and Bed Truck Drivers for drilling, rig moving trucking company. Phone, fax, email or mail. Email: rigmove@telus.net. Phone 780-842-6444. Fax 780842-6581. H & E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. EXCLUSIVE THINKBIG FINNING/Caterpillar Mechanic Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma, mechanical aptitude required. Write 4 apprenticeship exams. 1-888999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/ fairview. BARRHEAD CO-OP is hiring a Home Centre Manager. Must be a team leader with communication and organizational skills, knowledge of construction and agriculture required. Submit resume to: gmbhcoop@ telus.net; www.barrheaddistrictscoop.ca for info. HAWK HYDRAULICS seeking well qualified Hydraulic Cylinder Repair Technicians. Full benefit package & other bonuses. Starting wage $25. - $35. depending on experience. Email or fax resume: 780-432-3006; dave@hawkhydraulics.com. LOOKING FOR A Powerful Career? Great wages? Year round work? Power Engineering program. GPRC Fairview Campus. Oncampus boiler lab, affordable residences. Call Brent. 1-888-999-7882; www. gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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LICENSED or Apprentice RV Technician for Drumheller and Sundre. Start up bonus, benefits, accommodations and a fun working environment. Fax Drumheller 403823-2018 or Sundre 403638-9007.

MANAGER TO OVERSEE operations at Birch Hills Gas Co-op. Gas fitting experience ideal. Fax resume to 780-359-2053. Email: mlemay@serbernet.com. Mail: Box 10, Tangent, AB, T0H 3P0.

Golden Hills School Division #75 invites applications for an

Speargrass Golf Course Equipment Technician


The Equipment Technician reports to the Golf Course Superintendent, and is responsible for a comprehensive preventative maintenance program. This program includes the repair and proper record keeping of each piece of equipment, as well as maintaining the inventory of replacement parts. The technician is also responsible for the maintenance and repair of our fleet of 75 golf carts. Preference will be given to those individuals with certification in a suitable trade. The following are preferred qualifications; however, we are willing to train the right individual Minimum 5 years mechanical experience Knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment gas & diesel Knowledge of reel grinding and reel mower set-up Working knowledge of electrical and hydraulic systems Welding and fabrication experience Computer experience This position is full time seasonal nine months/year, flexible on hours per week to suitable candidates. Wages based on experience and qualifications. All resumes and applications held in strict confidence, and we thank all applicants in advance. Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please submit Resumes with cover letter by email/fax or mail to: Speargrass Golf Course Warren Boese, Superintendent Box 373 Carseland, AB T0J 0M0 maintenance@speargrass.ca www.speargrass.ca Fax: (403) 901-1139 Phone: (403) 650-6504

for our International Services program. The position will be full-time (1.00 FTE 12 month) position with responsibilities that include: Overseeing and assisting with ISS office operations Support the continued development of ISS program initiatives Facilitate strong communication and collaboration between the multiple stakeholders involved in Golden Hills international program Enhance marketing endeavours through multiple means including social media Problem-solve on issues that arise Other duties as assigned by the associate superintendent Please submit resume and appropriate documentation to the undersigned on or before noon, Sunday, May 6th , 2012. (Quote Job Ref. #12). Only those applicants short-listed will be contacted. We thank all applicants who have applied for their interest in the Golden Hills School Division. Human Resources Golden Hills School Division # 75 435 A Highway # 1 Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1J4 Phone: 403-934-5121 Fax: 403-934-5124 or 934-5125 e-mail: humanresources@ghsd75.com

International Student Services Program Coordinator

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CHINOOK CREDIT UNION LTD. STRATHMORE BRANCH

FINANCIAL SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE II


THE POSITION: Respond to members inquiries by providing information on the full range of deposit and loan products and services. Analyze member needs and assists members to utilize the products or service which best meets those needs by outlining benefits an alternatives and advises on the best match; cross-sell all credit union products, including making referrals to Wealth Management. Conduct interviews with members to identify financial needs; collect and compile information relating to member loan applications, including personal and corporate financial statements; complete loan documentations for new loans, renewals, loan payment suspensions, alterations and substitutions of security as prescribed by established policies and procedures; ensure application of appropriate loan rates, service charges and overdue interest, grant and/or make recommendations concerning loan applications based on established credit policies and procedures. Perform routing loan audits as directed and review system-generated loan reports. IDEAL CANDIDATE: Grade 12 diploma plus additional courses (CUIC Courses, Mutual Funds, Credit Union Accreditation etc.) plus one to three years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Mutual Funds license a definite asset but not required. Proficient in using integrated banking system, Windows operating system & Microsoft Office Products Take responsibility for self-development and continuous learning to achieve required knowledge for the job. Effective communication and relationship building skills Excellent problem solving and decision making skills Strong time-management and administrative skills Proven track record of successful portfolio growth COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience Excellent benefits program THE CREDIT UNION: Assets of $785 million, Loans $635 million, Deposits $720 million Membership 22,500, Staff 180 Branches in Bassano, Brooks, Claresholm (2), Drumheller, Fort MacLeod, Hussar, Hanna, Lomond, Nanton, Strathmore & Vulcan. CLOSING DATE: Friday , May 11, 2012 SUBMIT RESUME TO: People Solutions Department Chinook Credit Union Ltd. 99 2nd Street West, Brooks, AB T1R 1B9 Fax: 403-362-4239 careers@chinookcu.com Website: www.chinookcu.com We thank all applicants for their interest and will be in contact if we can offer an interview.

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EXPERIENCED FOREMAN, Cat & Hoe Operators required for oilfield construction with well maintained equipment. Competitive salary & safety tickets required. Fax resume 780-778-2444.

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Agricultural/industrial manufacturing background and asset Experience in inventory control, customer service, work in team environment, shipping and receiving Computer experience required Full time permanent positions Journeyman or Apprentices - mig exp preferred, full time permanent positions Nuvision Industries offers a very competitive renumeration package based on experience and skill set. To apply forward resume and cover letter to Ken Johansen. 403-901-2387 or e-mail to ken@nvind.ca Po Box 450, carseland, aB t0J 0M0 www.nvind.ca

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Golden Hills School Division Office is currently seeking a full time Financial Services Accounting Assistant. Some of the responsibilities of this position will be providing general systems maintenance for the budgeting software, providing budget software support to administration, and ensuring budget allocations are entered and finalized. For more information on this position and the minimum qualifications please refer to our website at: www.ghsd75.com. Please submit resume and appropriate documentation to Human Resources on or before 4:00 pm, Friday, May 4, 2012. Human Resources Golden Hills School Division Office 435A Hwy. #1 Strathmore, AB T1P 1J4 Fax # (403) 934-5124 Email: humanresources@ghsd75.com

M&M Meat Shops is currently seeking an ambitious, enthusiastic, hard working individual to join our M&M Meat Shops location in Strathmore. The following opportunity is available immediately.

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40 ACRES - $449,000
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$228,900!

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$399,900

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Over 1250 Sq Ft. of upgraded home. 3 Bedrms and 2 Full Baths New metal roofs on home and Shop!! New Windows, New Flooring, New Decks. 30x30 shop w/ 220 V and 12 ft. walls. 10 Mins. to Strathmore... 35 Mins. to Calgary

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a FantastIC FInd In stratHMOre! 1 & 2 bedroom townhouse units available immediately starting from $655.00, 2 appl, 1.5 baths, w/d hookups, yard area, parking incl, coin laundry available in complex. a short walk to all strathmore shopping, parks and golf courses. no pets please. Call luella at 403934-5731 or emerald Management & realty ltd. at 403-237-8811.

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Fully servICeD lake lots for sale. starting at $49,900. elinor lake resort, 2.5 hours North east of edmonton. sale ends June 30, 2012. 1-877623-3990. HOuse FOr sale IN bassaNO, alberta. Opportunity for young couple starting out or semi-retired person. bungalow, situated on 75x150 property. Decks, shop, storage sheds. 1 or 2 bdrm, 1 bath. taxes $1300/yr. New Hot water tank & furnace. a must see, $178,000. Call 403-901-8118.
reallY, reallY nice! JuST liSTed $265,900
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28x50 heated shop, 15 ft overhead doors, 3 acres


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manicured bungalow $569,000!

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new gorgeouS villa

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$359,900!

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iTS a gem! $149,900


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Call lorna Phibbs 403-874-7660 to buy or sell!

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$299,900

Paved Circle Drive Lots of Trees Walking Distance to all Amenities Attached Double Garage

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home SweeT home! $239,900

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AND WHAT A NICE WELCOME ONE OWNER HOME 2 BDRMS, 2 BATHS TUB IN THE BOW!!

11.9 acreS $288,000 Industrial rezoned west of Strathmore


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whaT a find $239,900


12 year old bungalow, fully open plan, 4 bdrms, 3 baths, views too.

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ToTallY renovaTed!! $320,000


1548 sq, ft, Fully Dev. Lower Downtown location Huge treed Lot

C3500336

a rare find!!
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a liTTle biT counTrY!!

A 2 BEDROOM SUITE IN LAMBERT VILLAGE! OVER 900 SQ FT, NEW FLOORING, ATRIUM AND OPTION FOR GARAGE!

Gorgeous Modular Heated 28x24 Garage Hot tub To be moved.

$85,000

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46.56 acreS
Many options on this parcel of land, 25 minutes east of Calgary. $599,000.

Renovated, 3 Bedrooms 2 washrooms, Oversize Single Garage

$169,900

3 bedrooms, Foreclosure

$79,900

Over 2300 SQ FEET of living space New Roof. Main Floor Laundry. Backing on to Canal. Fully Finished Basement

$349,900

Airdrie, Brand New 3 Bd +BonusRoom

$399,900

Large Lot, Loft over Garage Mother in Law Suite, Walkout

$469,900

$49,000 Cluny. On 2 lots, Over size Double Garage.This is a 4 bed room Home that needs work.

Irricana $217,900 bungalow huge lot-- 36x46 quonset, town water and sewer in a quiet and friendly town of Irricana!!!

5 Bedrooms, Finished Basement Backing onto cannal

$299,900

4 Bedrooms Granite counter tops

Airdrie $509,900

yOUR hOUSE COULd bE LiStEd hERE!

3 Acres
$349,900. $80.000 Spent on Shop 30x56 Heated insulated yes Concrete Pad. Big door 14x9 Small door 9x7. 220 volt wired. 40 yr shingles. The Moduler is 1998. 3 bedrooms, 2 washrooms. Well cared for. New roof and New triple glazed windows. Close to Strathmore. Great views from all sides.Fenced and Landscaped

SOLD
Parklane Adult $154,900
1 bedroom Single Garage
Redone.. 3 bedrooms, Single Garage.. Back alley

Calgary $339,900

3 bedrooms, Oversize Single Garage

$169,900

3 bedrooms-- 2.5 washrooms

$229,900

SOLD
$249,900 Carstairs 5 bedroom Oversize Double Garage FORSCLOSURE $79,900 Gleichen Handyman Special Triple Garage on 5 lots

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Mini Vans

FREE DVD on

Heavy Duty

FREE DiESEL on

Trucks

2 12 01 2 20
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LoADED, INCLuDING Loaded, Including FrEE DVD!


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2012 DODGE DURANGO AWD HEAT

2012 DODGE JOURNEY SXT


FULLY LOADED, 7 PASSENGER

2012 RAm 3500 SLT CREW CAB

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AVAN SXT

2011 BUICK REGAL CXL TURBO

STK# 1220504A

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PRICED

TURBO

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2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT

27,760 162
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SALE PRICED

2011 BUICK REGAL CXL TURBO

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STK# 1220504A

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OAC** SALE PRICED

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23,488

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SALE PRICED

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BI-WEEKLY

STK# 1220439B BI-WEEKLY

2011 DODGE CHARGER

2009 BUICK LUCERNE

Liter, AC, Linder, CD, 2005 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LTD 2007 DODGE CALIBER SXTBed2002 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD
Long Bed, Quad Cab, Cruise, ALL POWER Options V8 4.7

2011 DODGE CHARGER


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157

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108 22,960
BI-WEEKLY OAC**

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$ 157 SALE PRICED OR OWN IT

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7,697 ZERO DOWN!

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SALE PRICED SALE PRICED OWN IT STK# 1220439B

SALE PRICED SALE PRICED


$
ZERO DOWN!

7,697 7,697 ZERO DOWN!

139 EAST LAKE CRESCENT


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