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                                Grand Opening of St. Mary’s School

Students: Carson Sakundiak & Ashley Kosa
submitted by Linda Beaudet, Principal St. Mary's
Sexsmith                                                                                   Ribbon Cutting
    Our Grand Opening celebration was well           Students l-r: Kali Gordey, Brennan McLaughlin, Ryan Kosa, Kenyana Anderson and Laine
attended and we want to thank everyone for being     Ormshaw
present for St. Mary’s special day. Although we      Guests l-r: Ben Dart, Board Vice-Chair; Jennifer Wrzosek, GPCSD Trustee; Mel Knight, MLA;
did move into the school last May, our official      and Micael Ouellette, GPCSD Trustee.
opening was held on October 21. It was with
pride that we were able to show off our brand new   enjoyed by all. Our list of special guests that
building.                                           addressed the students and community included:                     Spray Park
    We began our special ceremony with a blessing   Mr. Mel Knight, MLA from Grande Prairie
of the classrooms by Father Clifford Sherwin.       Smoky, Mr. Chris Warkentin, member of
During the ceremony, several performances by our    parliament, and Mr. Ben Dart, the Grande Prairie
Orff students and some of our great singers were    Catholic School Board vice-chair. Our guest list
                                                    also included: the Mayor of Sexsmith, Mr. Claude
                                                    Lagace, Steven Bushnell, from the Barr Ryder
                                                    Architects and Interior Designs, and Mark
                                                    Latimer, our Manager of School Facilities for the
                                                    Department of Infrastructure, just to name a few.
                                                    Thank you to Alberta Education who also sent
                                                    some of their representatives. We received some
                                                    flowers from the Grande Prairie Public District, as
                                                    they were unable to attend.
                                                        As you can see in the picture, we had the
      Invited guests at the grand opening
                                                    traditional ribbon cutting, followed by a Power
                                                    Point presentation showing the different stages of
                                                    the construction of the school. Several plaques
                                                    have been donated to the school, including one
                                                    from the Town of Sexsmith. The Blessing of the
                                                    school was done and students went back into their
                                                    classrooms, where a special snack was waiting for
                                                    them. Guest were taken on a school tour by our        The Spray Park is ready for spring opening.
              Grand Opening                         students and later enjoyed time to socialize.          The area around has top soil and will be
    Karl Germann, Superintendent; Claude                What a wonderful afternoon!                                  sodded in the spring.
    Lagace, Mayor; and Mel Knight, MLA.                                                                           Gazebo is still to be built.
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                                                             Peering through Bifocals
submitted by Sheryl Pelletier                           classes are targeted to grade one and up.            November 27 at the same time as the Christmas
     Looks like the new run of programs are a                “Coffee and a Book” runs on the first Friday    Card Workshop, but rather, it will be held on
success. Seven young people came to the first “A        of each month at 3:00 p.m. The group has picked      Sunday, January 29, 2012. Register for both and
Book and a Movie!” This program is free to              a whack of books for next year. I am particularly    I will bring cake!
attend, and the next one is November 4, and then        looking forward to the Thomas Pitt mysteries by
December 16, 2011. Due to licensing controls,           Anne Perry to be discussed on November 4.                  Ex-Mayor chosen for
we cannot advertise the name of the movie, but               Make sure you register for Wrapped Pearl           Alberta Order of Excellence
you may wish to read the first book of the Harry        and Leather Bracelets, the next Alternative Arts         Six Albertans have been selected this year for
Potter series.                                          session on November 8 at 7:00. We will be doing      membership in the Alberta Order of Excellence.
     This session of Time for Tots still has a bit of   a double wrap, and all supplies are provided. For        Walter Paszkowski has dedicated his career to
room. It is held on Wednesday or Friday                 the Living Ornaments on December 6, I will be        strengthening the quality of life and the
mornings from 10:30 to 11:30. This run of               picking up the miniature plants in mid-              opportunities enjoyed by his fellow Peace Country
sessions will go until November 23 and 25th.            November. Therefore the more notice I have, the      residents and all Albertans. His distinguished
Registration is $5.00 per child for the full eight      less likely that people will be turned away.         record of public service includes successful tenures
weeks.                                                  Registration is open to adult⁄older child pairs,     as Mayor of Sexsmith, as a Member of the
     Rhymes Alive! A family literacy program            teens and seniors and costs $10.00 per project       Legislative Assembly of Alberta, and as Cabinet
offered by South Peace Family Literacy has started           There are several computer nights planned by    Minister of a number of key portfolios. He has
again this fall. Drop in on Tuesday afternoons          South Peace Rural Learning Council this fall.        been particularly successful in his efforts to
from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. to enjoy a fun-          These are single evening workshops, November 2       encourage excellence and innovation in the
filled hour of rhymes, songs, and stories. This         will focus on Basic computers; November 30 will      province’s agricultural sector and to the foster the
program is free and will run from October 168th         focus on Internet searching. Interested people can   well-being of rural Alberta communities.
until December 6, 2011                                  call South Peace Rural Learning Council at 1-866-        The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta serves as
     After school craft days to mark on your            538-4111 for further information or to register.     Chancellor of the Order. He presided over the
calendar are on Wednesdays, October 26 and              You may also register on-line at       investiture ceremony in Edmonton on
November 23 at 3:30 pm. These are designed                   There was an error in the South Peace Rural     Wednesday, October 19, 2011.
around special holiday crafts and pre-registration      Learning Council Calendar. The All-Occasion              Congratulations, Walter!
is required at a cost of a loonie per child. These      Card Making Workshop is NOT being held on
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                                          Webster News                                                               Sexsmith Playschool
submitted by Anita Richardson                            11     Larry Patenaude                              submitted by Ashlee Gibbs
     Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!             12     Brian McAllister                                 Sexsmith Playschool has been in full swing for
     If you ate too much during Thanksgiving, as         16     Mike Harding, Parker Gordey, Lainey          a month now. We’ve been having a great time
I did, we have Zumba nights, every Wednesday                    Schroeder                                    racing our favorite cars at the Skateboard⁄BMX
night at the Webster Hall from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00          17 Cheyenne Rees                                   Park and we are looking forward to dressing up
p.m.! It is $10 to drop in or $85 will give you 10        18 Derrick Kuzemchuk, Jennifer Foley               and having a Hallowe’en party at the end of the
classes with a punch card that will work at other         19 Bruce McAllister, Marvin Badger, Porter         month. We are learning our colors this month
locations. Wear breathable clothing, good                       McAllister                                   and we get to wear a new colour each day.
running shoes and bring water. Arrive 15 minutes          22 Megan Patenaude, Ernie Mitchell                     Sexsmith Playschool participated in the Frosty
to warm up and have fun!                                  25 Sophia Nasalski                                 Fall Craft Sale at the Shannon Library from 10:00
     The Hallowe’en Dance will be held on                 26 Brandon Sterr, Tyson Cornish, Randi             a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We sold freshly baked goodies.
Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at the Webster                     Sperling                                     Thank you to everyone who came out to support
Hall! Doors open at 9:00 p.m., dance to follow            28 Nancy Weissenbourne                             your local Playschool and enjoyed the tasty treats.
from 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. with Curtis Grambo            29 Craig Rees, Joe Bueckert                            We are still accepting children for our
and the Buck 5 Band as entertainment. It will be        Anniversaries for November:                          afternoon class. The class runs from 1:00 - 3:30
great fun as this band played at Bud Country               7 Dave & Linda Renner                             p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Child
2011! There will be prizes for costumes and a              9 Perry & Michelle Roy                            must be four years old by December 31, 2011.
midnight lunch at 11:00 p.m.. Tickets are $20             25 Gerald & Sherry Eady                            For more information and to register your child,
each, adults only.                                          If you have any comments or have anything        please call Judy, at 780-568-2655 or 780-568-
     The Webster Hall will host the Rural Crime         you would like to see in the Webster news, e-mail    3858.
Watch Meeting from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on             me at or call me at             We would like to thank the Shannon Library
November 1st. Come support your local                   (780)978-2928.                                       for the wonderful Hallowe’en stories.
     Mark your calendars for the annual Christmas                            Sexsmith Shamrocks Bantam Football
Craft Sale on Friday November 18th, from 5:00           submitted by Colleen Gerus                               Remember to dress warm, layers are great, also
p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday November 19th,                It’s been a great season so far for the          blankets and sleeping bags. Come enjoy, wind,
from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Enjoy lunch or              Shamrocks with an impressive 6-1 win-loss record     rain, snow, sleet and occasional sunny games! Our
coffee with friends while you shop. From hand-          as of press time. The team has its sights set on     fans are always welcome and appreciated; we’ll see
made crafts to baking, produce, art, and games,         playoffs in the coming weeks. Be sure to check to    you at the field!
there are over 30 tables of great Christmas ideas!      Shamrocks website at:
See you there!                                 for an up-                 Sexsmith Royal Purple
     The Webster Hall Dinner Theatre is on              to-date playoff schedule.
Saturday November 26th! Doors open at 5:30                  The Shamrocks would like to express their           The Sexsmith Royal Purple would like to wish
p.m. There will be a Roast Beef Dinner at 6:00          heartfelt gratitude to the following for their       Mary Kirkham a speedy recovery.
p.m., with the play, Males Order Brides, to follow.     support:      Dwernychuk        Farms,      Mary
It is a Wild West setting so this should be a perfect   Dwernychuk, Wapiti Gravel Suppliers,                            Want to rent the
night out! Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for ages     Mundle's Recycle Bins LTD and team parents.                      Civic Centre?
10 and under.                                               Thank you for contributing to a great season!
     You can pick up tickets for the Hallowe’en              ‘Rocks congratulate the Sexsmith Sabres Girls                        Call Isak at
Dance and the Dinner Theatre at Wilson’s                High School Football Team for their outstanding                   780-568-3868
Hardware and Mix’s Mercantile or you can call           season and provincial championship!
our ticket sellers:
         Linda Fowler @ 780-568-2435
          Cindy Foley @ 780-568-4112
        Sandy Steinke @ 780-568-2740
Regina Kuzemchuk @ 780-568-4671
 Yvonne McAllister @ 780-568-7096
Birthdays for November:
    1 Benjamin Maclennan
    2 Vickie Pastion
    4 Kyle McLean, Christian Schwemler
    5 Brodan McLennan
    6 Lily Harding, Tami Stuart
    8 Kegan Schroeder
    9 Dennis Cull
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                                                                   The Haunted Heart
submitted by Warren Charlton, Chair of Pastoral        bear that pressure very effectively. The greater the    We are never alone; the great I AM is with us,
Studies, Peace River Bible Institute                   pressure, the more stable it becomes. In this           always, so we have no need to be afraid. As the
     FEAR haunts our heart. We experience fear         promise from God we are given a tripod, upon            God who delivered up his Son to the cross for our
whenever we feel threatened. The threat may be         which we can rest our fearful and anxious hearts.       salvation, he has pledged himself to us as our God
real (such as the time I was robbed) or it may be      First, God knows that fear is a common problem          forever so we can face every situation and not be
imaginary (such as the time I felt I was               among his people. He is gracious and tender-            filled with dread. The Lord also promises that he
incompetent as a teacher) but our reaction is the      hearted towards us when we are gripped with fear.       will be active in our life to give us his strength, to
same. We are filled with fear. A leading scientist –   He knows our hearts; he feels our fears and he is       provide us his help, and to hold us up in times of
Dr. Daniel Freeman – claims that the 21st century      quick to comfort and encourage us so that we            overwhelming pressure by his mighty right hand.
could well be the “Age of Paranoia”. In his book,      might overcome our fears by trusting in him. He         Our Lord gently reminds us, “If God is for us, of
Paranoia: the 21st Century Fear, Dr Freeman            knows that fear is a problem we have to deal with       what do we need to fear?”
observes, "These days, we daren't let our children     on a regular basis. Do you admit your fears?                 One of my students recently described anxiety
play outside. We're suspicious of strangers.               Second, God knows that fear is a serious            as a force that squeezes the life out of you. We can
Security cameras are everywhere.” The conclusion       problem in our life. He recognizes that if fear gets    all identify with her. Yet we can overcome our fears
is clear: fear or paranoia increasingly haunts our     a toehold in our hearts then our confidence in him      by trusting in the Lord’s promise of his presence
hearts. How do we silence our fears?                   erodes. Fear can move us to react in ways that          with us, his devotion to us as our God, and of his
     Listen to God’s word of consolation. “So do       dishonour him. We begin to act as if there is no        sure and certain help. Open your heart to the
not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for   God on whom we can call in the day of trouble.          peace that God promises; refuse to allow paranoia
I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;     That, somehow, the Lord is not with us and              to define your life. Do not permit your heart to be
I will uphold you by my righteous right hand”          therefore his help is nonexistent; that we now have     haunted by fear any longer!
(Isaiah 41:10). The Lord is aware of our fears and     to depend only on ourselves. Fear can lead us to
speaks comfort into our hearts. That is what he is     murmur against our Lord as we manifest the fruit
doing to his ancient people Israel through the         of unbelief. Do you recognize the potential for evil                     Please
prophet Isaiah. Their stress point was the Lord’s      that fear can generate in your heart?                                   clean up
announcement that he was raising one up from the           Third, the Lord wants us to be strong and
east (Cyrus) who was going to invade that region       courageous so he fights for us against our fears with               after your pet!
and conqueror all its kingdoms. In contrast to the     the truth that he is with us and for us at all times.
nations around them who were riddled with fear,
and unlike those who crafted idols as an attempt to
find some kind of supernatural protection, Israel
was not to be afraid. They were not to be dismayed
because the Lord was with them as their God to
strengthen them, help them, and uphold them
with his righteous right hand – his hand of power
and victory. His goal was to give them the
assurance that he was with them so they could
overcome the fears that haunted their hearts.
     I am told that one of the sturdiest devices
humans have invented is a tripod. (Think of an old
three-legged milking stool.)      When weight is
placed upon a tripod, the three legs enable it to
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                                            4H News                                                                 New NDP Candidate
Valhalla 4H Beef Club                                 on November 21, 2011, in the basement of the              On September 29, 2011, Mary Dahr became
submitted by Damon Nayko                              Valhalla Church, at 7:00 p.m. Roll call will be the   the new NDP candidate for Grande Prairie Smoky
    Welcome to a new year of 4H. On September         name and weight of our 4H animals. Remember,          riding.
19, 2011, we had our organizational meeting and       it is not too late to join our club! If you wish to       The meeting held in Grande Prairie hosted
elected our leader, Pat Moutray, and assistant        join, please contact our leader, Pat Moutray, 780-    guest speaker Rachel Notley. Mary wanted to run
leaders Roxy Vig, Dominic Valine, Doug                356-2372, or anyone of our members.                   as she felt Alberta can do better. We should be able
Kochendorfer, and Jessica Saastad. We also                                                                  to fund social programs and be putting money
elected our executive as follows: President, Tyler                                                          away for the future.
                                                        Did you know....                                        She looks forward to meeting residents in this
Vig, treasurer Lauren Kockendorfer, secretary,
Faith Nayko, parliamentarian, Dale Valine,                 the Town of Sexsmith                             area.
historian,Hanna Nayko, thank you person, Kaelie                  is on
                                                                                                                        Animal Control Officers
Rode and newspaper reporter, Damon Nayko.                           Facebook & Twitter?                                     780-532-9727
    Our weigh-in will take place at Nick and
Lorraine Van Galen’s farm on November 5, 2011,
beginning at 9:00 a.m. This year our club fees will
be $130. They can be paid to the treasurer along
with optional insurance fees at weigh-in.
    Our club has a few upcoming events. We are
planning to attend the Canadian Final Rodeo on
November 11 - 13. We have also scheduled a
bottle drive to fundraise for this trip on October
15, to begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Kochendorfer’s
house. If you wish to donate, please contact any of
our members.
    Our meetings take place on the third Monday
of every month. Our next meeting will take place
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                                                                    Nor’eastern News
submitted by Gordon Mackey, 780-568-3334             painting, as it tries to provide local benefits for the   who told about the early telephone system. It was
     The Haunted House put on by the Teepee          community.                                                an enjoyable evening, and something everyone
Creek Museum on October 28 and 29 was so                  Congratulations to the firefighters of the           should consider attending next year.
scary that I am writing about it before it has       Teepee Creek Fire Station, for they have become               The Teepee Creek Museum has just acquired a
happened. This is the safest thing for me to do      one of the best in the County. Good work,                 wheelchair estimated at 110 years old. It is made
right now. I'll say more next month.                 people. Volunteering for an essential service such        almost entirely of wood, as compared with modern
     Bill Scott wrote a very interesting full-page   as firefighting requires serious commitment, so a         wheelchairs being mostly metal and plastic. This
article in the Daily Herald-Tribune about            tip of my hat to you all.                                 old wheelchair has only 3 wheels ... the 2 large side
Maureen Perreault (from just west of Teepee               From about 1920 to the late 1940s, Cyril M.          wheels and a caster wheel about 7 inches in
Creek) and her friend and work partner Diane         Clarke was a resident of Teepee Creek. He was a           diameter, centered at the back.
Reid. Bill told about the ladies' friendship and     veteran of World War 1 where he worked as a                   While driving down the street the other day, I
their long history of cutting hair. They both now    translator. He was very polite, well educated and         noticed an attractive lady walking along the
work at the Tip Top Barber Shop in the South 40      spoke several languages, and fate brought him to          sidewalk. I watched her as I slowly drove past her,
complex on Wapiti Road. May you have                 Teepee Creek. He became famous for the                    until red and blue lights started flashing. Darn
continued success, Maureen. If I had hair, I'd go    hundreds of varieties of peonies he developed, and        distracted driving law. No cell phones, now no
there myself. Since I am older than dirt, my head    many of his varieties are still grown in the area, as     pretty ladies? Darn distracted driving law.
is like a rolling stone ... not even any moss up     well as in the Edmonton Devonian Gardens and
there. My wife says it's a hollow stone with many    elsewhere. It was recently drawn to my attention
cracks in it.                                        by Lorna McIlroy, that Mr. Clarke does not have                  Want to rent the
     The Teepee Creek Museum has decided to          a headstone on his grave in the Grande Prairie
purchase equipment for doing stained-glass work,     Cemetery.                                                         Legion Room?
so a winter evening program can be offered to             The Teepee Creek Museum, at its October 12
people of the area.           Watch for further      meeting, decided to take on the special project of
information, as no schedule or fee schedule has      honoring Mr. Clarke's contributions to the area                          Call Isak at
been decided at this time. It should be fun. Over    by fundraising and arranging for a permanent
the years, the Museum has offered evening            marker on Mr. Clarke's grave. Assistance will be                        780-568-3868
program classes in ceramics, drawing and             needed, so if you can help with this project, please
                                                                                  give me a call. Thanks.
                                                                                        Jean Rycroft, of
                                                                                  Sexsmith, was one of 12
                                                                                  story-tellers at the
                                                                                  annual film and story
                                                                                  evening put on by the
                                                                                  South Peace Regional
                                                                                  Archive Society. Held
                                                                                  at the Golden Age
                                                                                  Centre in Grande
                                                                                  Prairie on October 1,
                                                                                  Jean spoke about the
                                                                                  Mount Star Ladies’
                                                                                  Club which served the
                                                                                  area between Sexsmith
                                                                                  and North Kleskun.
                                                                                  Well done, Jean.
                                                                                        Three of the other
                                                                                  speakers at the S.P.R.
                                                                                  Archives event were
                                                                                  Wanda Zenner who
                                                                                  spoke about early life in
                                                                                  the Bezanson area,
                                                                                  Gloria Davis who told
                                                                                  about being a teacher in
                                                                                  Hythe, and Mathew
                                                                                  Wozniak of Wanham
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                                                                  Council Highlights
Council Meeting, October 3, 2011                       the repair of the Public Works shop. Council               the best position it has been in some time and, as
 - Dennis       & Shayne Milligan, Sexsmith            voted to tender out the repairs. Completion date           such, will weather the repairs well.
Insurance, attended Council to put forward an          of the repairs is to be the end of December.                - The park in the Clearwater subdivision will be
idea. Sexsmith Insurance is contributing to the         - Barb Buck spoke during Public Session to                brought back for consideration at budget time.
Community Foundation under their name and are          request more information on the Child                       - A motion for updating the Town logo was
proposing that the Town partner with them, in          Development Center, the elevator report, and on            defeated.
that when their contributions hit $10,000 half of      Town dealings in general. The CAO replied that              - County Enforcement is to give a regular update
the interest generated would go to a bursary and       she puts information into Council packages for the         on actions taken on unsightly premises in Town.
the other half of the interest be given to the Town    Council and the decisions they make on that                 - Library insurance was increased on cost of
for green spaces or parks. It could take 5 years for   information are put into the Sentinel.                     replacing books, were anything to happen.
the donation to get to $10,000. The interest on         - Council meeting times are to remain at 6:30              - The County sent an application for subdivision
the money is perpetual and so would the Town’s         p.m.- Council asked Councillor Cooke, who is on            and it was passed as no ‘objection’.
portion. Council voted to an agreement in              the Sustainability Committee, to thank Jeanne               - Elizabeth Bell was approved as a new member
principle, depending on the wording of the             Lomenda and the rest of the committee for doing            on the Library Board.
agreement.                                             the survey on behalf of the Town of Sexsmith.               - Financial statements were passed, as presented.
 - Desmond McGrath, from Beairsto Lehners &            They completed a survey for the Mackenzie                   - Council will apply for the JEPP grant for a 6”
Ketchum, attended Council to go over options for       Municipal Services, for the Land Use Framework             portable pump.         Beaverlodge, Hythe, and
                                                       that is being promoted by the province. Council            Wembley will be asked to join us in applying for
                                                       made slight additions to their survey,                     the portable pump. If successful in getting the
                                                        - Council will continue to pay insurance on the           grant, the pump could be shared, as need arises,
                                                       old zamboni for a year, as a backup for the new            with the other communities.
                                                       zamboni that should arrive soon.                            - CAO introduced Nell Martell as the new FCSS
                                                        - Council sent several requests, ie funding for the       Coordinator. Meghan Dohm resigned to pursue
                                                       Ag Society, Phase II of the Skateboard⁄BMX Park,           other goals. Thanks for all of your hard work,
                                                       Community Centre repairs and painting, over to             Meghan, and good luck in your new ventures.
                                                       the 2012 budget deliberations.                              - The CAO gave her report and then Council
                                                       -Council accept,in principle, the fire agreement           went ‘In Camera” (which means only Council can
                                                       with the County.                                           be in the room as they were dealing with personnel
                                                       Council Meeting, October 17, 2011                          or monetary matters that may harm someone if
                                                        - Jodie Harbarenko spoke at the Public Hearing            discussed in open meetings).
                                                       in favour of the Bylaw that would see her property          - Once they come out of ‘In Camera’, Council
                                                       change from Centeral Commercial to General                 approved Councillor Siggelkow’s request to go to
                                                       Residential. The Bylaw was later passed during             the Lobby the Government Effectively Conference
                                                       the regular Council meeting.                               in Edmonton on Wednesday, November 9, 2011.
                                                        - The Organizational meeting was next. It was a            - Don’t forget to support Sexsmith’s Night at the
                                                       chance for Councillors to sit on different boards          Storm game on Saturday, November 19, 2011.
                                                       for the ensuing year.                                      During intermission, you can show your support
                                                        - Melissa Mayhew spoke about her desire for an            for Sexsmith Minor Hockey. $10 discounted
                                                       off leash dog park. She has agreed to spearhead an         game vouchers are available at the Town Office or
                                                       effort to have the park become a reality and is            at businesses in Sexsmith. You might get lucky
                                                       looking for input.                                         and catch one of the Sexsmith t-shirts that will be
                                                        - Almost all of the motions were accepted for             shot into the crowd!
                                                       information only.
                                                        - Council is waiting for tenders to come in for
                                                       the repair of the Public Works shop.
                                                        - The paved road at the Child Development
                                                       Center was footed by Peace Wapiti - not the                        County
                                                       Town. Peace Wapiti pays the insurance on the
                                                       building and replacement and the Town carries
                                                       insurance on the contents (that are ours).
                                                        - It is late in the fiscal year to look at cost cutting
                                                       options to help cover the hit the Town will take
                                                       for some of the repairs at Public Works. The
                                                       CAO pointed out that financially, the Town is in
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                                                Eva Ruby Christine Jantz, October 15, 2010 - August 15, 2011
                                        Eva Ruby         too fragile to leave Edmonton. She progressed            Obviously Eva is gratly loved and missed by
                                    Christine            well but was re-admitted to the hospital two more    her mommy and daddy; Anella and Mike Jantz;
                                    Jantz,         of    times and had changes to her medicine.               big brothers: Samuel, Vincent, and Theodore;
                                    Teepee Creek,             On August 3, 2011, she received the all clear   Grandparents: Harley and Judith Jantz and Oma
                                    Alberta, passed      to come home and it was with great joy that her      Anne Marie Mekking. She will also be missed by
                                    away suddenly        family welcomed her home on August 4th.              Josie and her Uncle Dave and Auntie Sabine, as
                                    on       August           Eva spent a wonderful eleven days at home       well as Aunts: Rebecca (Nathan), Carrie (Tom),
                                    15th, 2011 at        with her family. She watched her brothers play       Rachel (Kelly), Ruby, Lena, and many others
                                    the     Stollery     soccer; she had numerous camp fires and went         whom she touched with her sweet smile.
                                    Children’s           Saskatoon berry picking. Her joy and zest were           The memorial celebration was held at Webster
                                    Hospital       in    wonderful to behold and she seemed so healthy        Community Chuch, at on August 27, 2011 at
                                    Edmonton.            that her family was looking forward to many years    eleven o'clock in the morning.
                                        Eva      was     of loving Eva.                                           Throughout this whole ordeal, Eva’s family
born at home into her daddy’s hands on October                On August 15, 2011, Eva and her parents         remains ever grateful to the Stollery Children’s
15, 2010. She shone her little light to the fullest      drove to Edmonton for scheduled appointments         Hospital for the excellent care Eva received there,
and was always so bright-eyed and sparkly, it            on the 16th.                                         as well as to Ronald McDonald House Northern
seemed everyone just smiled right back at her.                They checked into Ronald McDonald House         Alberta who allowed us to have a ‘home away from
    Eva was admitted to the QEII hospital on June        at 8:00 p.m and, at 8:30 p.m., Eva’s dad was         home’ in Edmonton with our little princess, Eva.
17, 2011. On June 19th, 2011, she was                    giving her a bath. She was smiling and splashing         In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
medevaced to the Stollery, where she spent 12 days       when she suddenly went limp in her daddy’s hands     Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta or the
in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She was            CPR was performed and she was rushed to the          Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in
diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia and did not       Stollery Children’s Hospital but medical teams       memory of Eva Ruby Christine Jantz. It is her
respond to medicine. She underwent two closed            were unable to resuscitate her and time of death     family’s prayer that Eva’s sick heart would bring
heart surgeries, as wall as many other needles, tests,   was 9:15 p.m. She was 10 months and 4 hours          many hearts to Jesus. That my soul may sing praise
and procedures. She did well and was released            old.                                                 to You and not be silent.
from the hospital to stay at Ronald McDonald                  Cause of death was cardiac tamponade due to         O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
House Northern Alberta, with her mom as she was          a scar from her previous surgery rupturing.          Psalm 30.
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        Operation Christmas Child: Shoe Box Packing Party!
     To date, Operation Christmas Child has                   iv. Playing cards (card games such as UNO
collected and distributed over 86 million shoe box                are allowed)
gifts worldwide. Each shoe box gift is filled with            v. Liquids or items that could leak, melt,
hygiene items, school supplies, toys, and candy,                  freeze, or break – Shampoo, creams, lip
and is given to children regardless of gender, race,              balm, bath gels, mirrors, or glass, etc.
religion, or age. In 2010, 640,714 shoe boxes were                (these can damage other items in the
collected in Canada alone!                                        shoe box). Items that can scare or harm
     Bring the whole family out to help pack                      a child – war-related toys, knives, and
Christmas shoe boxes for children in other                        toy guns, etc.
countries.                                                    vi. Using a backpack instead of a shoe box
     Saturday, November 19th from 1-3 pm                          is problematic because it creates unfair
     Sexsmith & Area Community Centre                             circumstances at distribution events.
     Music, snacks and hot chocolate provided.                    Backpacks can also cause problems when
Just bring what you have for the shoe boxes, mix                  cartons are being packed, and when
and match with others, and create a fantastic                     shipments are going through Customs
Christmas gift for a child in need.                     4. Make your Donation
How to pack a shoe box:                                    a. Please donate a minimum of $7 for each
1. Select a shoe box                                          shoe box you prepare to help cover project
     a. Use a regular-sized shoe box or pliable               costs, including shipping. Simply make your
        plastic box. If wrapping your shoe box,               donation online or place a cheque or cash
        please wrap the lid separately.                       donation in an envelope inside your shoe
2. Boy or Girl?                                               box. If you make an online donation, you
     a. Determine whether your gift will be for a             do not need to include the donation receipt
        boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-       in the shoe box.
        4, 5-9, or 10-14.                                  For         more        information          visit
3. Fill your shoe box Fill your shoe box with a or call FCSS at 780-568-
     well-balanced variety of items from the            4345.
     following categories:

                                                                Christmas Hamper
     a. School Supplies - Items such as pencils,
        pens, pencil crayons, note pads, and picture

                                                           Bag Flyer Folding Night
     b. Toys & Other Gifts - Items such as stuffed
        animals, small musical instruments, hair

        clips, toy jewelry, t-shirts, socks, and candy

                                                                   November 9, 2011
        (loose, individually wrapped hard candy in a
        sealable bag)

                                                                           7:00 p.m.
     c. Hygiene Items - Please place soap in a

                                                                  Community Centre
        sealable bag
     d. Personal Note - Include a personal note
        and/or a photo in your shoe box (not inside

                                                          Bring the whole family for
        the donation envelope)

                                                          this fun and simple
        i. Toothpaste (due to customs regulations)

                                                          project.              Bring            your
        ii. Food and any chewy, crumbly, or soft
             candy: Including gum (due to customs

                                                          staplers, too!
        iii. Used items (due to customs regulations)
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    Christmas Hampers                                   FCSS Advisory Board                                          Town Light Up
   If you or someone you                                                                                                Friday, December 2, 2011
                                                      The Sexsmith Family & Community
 know could use a Christmas
                                                                                                                               6 - 7:30 p.m.
                                                      Support Services office is looking
 Hamper, please call Sexsmith
                                                                                                                                Main Street
                                                      for few people to sit on the
 FCSS at 780-568-4345 or
                                                                                                             Bring the whole family for hotdogs, hot
                                                      Advisory Board:                                        chocolate, a bonfire and more!
 Clairmont FCSS at 780-567-                              • Senior (age 55 plus) rep
                                                                                                                       Family Time
 2843 starting November 1st.                             • Young families rep
                                                         • Member at Large
 The Sexsmith & Area
                                                                                                             Make donating to Christmas Hampers this year a
                                                      The role of an Advisory Board
 Christmas Hampers serve the
                                                                                                             family event. Ask your children what they think
                                                      member is to let the director know                     others might enjoy and have them pack your

 residents of LaGlace, Teepee                         what is happening around town,                         donation bags (keep in mind that the Christmas

 Creek, Sexsmith, Clairmont,                          and to give direction regarding                        Hamper program is always desperately short of

 and Bezanson.                                        programming. If you think you
                                                                                                             teen gifts). Come out to one of the public sorts

                                                      might be interested please call the
   All    referrals    remain
                                                                                                             and bring the whole family. Make helping with

                                                      FCSS office at 780-568-4345 and
                                                                                                             the Christmas Hamper program a fun tradition
 confidential.                                        speak with the Director.
                                                                                                             that your entire family can enjoy from year to

                                   New FCSS Director
                                                     Sustainability Committee and I have been an
                                                     active board member for the Sexsmith FCSS for
                                                     the past year.
                                                         When Meghan told us she was leaving her
                                                     position, I knew I had to apply. This chance to be
                                                     involved in the community was too good to pass
                                                     up. I was ecstatic to receive the offer to be the new
                                                     FCSS Coordinator. I know I will be using my
                                                     education and experience to continue to carry the
                                                     bright torch Meghan Dohm has lit in her three
                                                     and a half years. Meghan will most definitely be
                                                     missed; I can only hope to be as well received in
                                                     the community as Meghan was.
                                                         As I learn my way around the office, I look
                                                     forward to meeting new people and getting
                                                     reacquainted with others. Please feel free to drop
                    Nell Martell                     into the town office anytime, I would love to meet
    I would like to take this opportunity to         you!
introduce myself. I am Denelle (Nell) Martell and
I will be taking the position of FCSS Coordinator.
I have a Bachelor of Arts, from Saint Mary’s
University, with a major in Sociology, and I have
recently completed the Intensive Office
Administrative Diploma at GPRC. I was a
Teaching Assistant at Sexsmith Secondary School,
in 2005 - 2006, and then I switched to the John
Howard Society where I taught students about the
Youth Criminal Justice Act. During the past few
years I have been a member of the Sexsmith              Fall Exhibition at the Civic Centre on September 14, 2011. It was organized by FCSS for a
                                                                             mass registration for the many groups in Sexsmith.
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                                                               Teepee Creek School
submitted by Donna Mcnally                             playground. Medical research has shown that          engaged the staff in a friendly competition last
    Another school year is in full swing at Teepee     students engaged in physical activity prior to       Friday and have some upcoming games with
Creek School! Welcome everyone to the 2011 -           classroom work are able to improve their learning,   Bezanson and Woking.
2012 school year; a special welcome to all the new     behavior, and classroom performance. Dress for       *Running Club: Mrs. Stark had some of her
families in our school and community!                  the weather!                                         running club students enter into various cross all
Mustang Pride: We have formed new PRIDE                Welcome Back Barbeque/Meet the Staff: Our            the running club for their hard work!!
Teams and the students have chosen names for           welcome back barbeque held at the school on          *Swimming Lessons: have already been completed
their team. This year we look forward to friendly      September 8th was very well attended again this      for this year. Students enjoyed some extra time
competitions, with a focus on team work and            year. Parents, students, and siblings were invited   after one of their swim lessons at the corn maize
school pride between the: Purple Piranhas, Red         to come enjoy a free hamburger or hotdog and         this year.
Rhinos, Invisible Intestines, Ducks, and the           then students had opportunity to show their
Mighty Elephants. On Monday mornings our               parents their classrooms and desks and introduce
students gather with their PRIDE Teams and             them to their teachers. The School Advisory
Team leaders and get to know each other. We            Council and Booster Club had a quick assembly in
begin the meetings with Oh Canada and then our         the gym to inform parents of their purpose and to
very own school song “Teepee Creek – We’ve             invite and encourage all parents to come to their
Got Mustang Pride” created by our students and         meetings.
Bobby Boogaloo in June of 2009! We look                Destination Imagination:              Destination
forward to sharing it with our parents and             Imagination is a creative problem solving program
community at our various activities and                that we are piloting for Alberta Education.
assemblies. It will help us promote “mustang           Students will be doing instant challenges in their
pride” in our school.                                  classrooms, practicing working in teams, and
Brain Gain initiative: At Teepee Creek School          thinking outside of the box
we will continue to promote healthy bodies and         Teepee Creek Phys Ed:
healthy minds by starting our day with 20 minutes      Volleyball: Grade 5-8 students are practicing
of physical activity. Students and staff all join in   volleyball, through some after school skill’s
walking or jogging the perimeter of the school         sessions with Mr. Kimble and Mr. Bishop. They

            South Peace Rural Community Learning and Literacy Course
            Wills And Estates                              Sunday, November 27, 2011                                 Internet Searching
                                                                        1:00 – 5:00 p.m.                    This workshop will teach you how to work with
  Learn why it is so important to have a will and
                                                                  Sexsmith Shannon Library                  web browsers and search engines. Managing
  organize your estate.
                                                               Register before November 14: $32             security settings inside browsers and learning
     Instructor: Lyle Carlstrom of Kay McVey
             Smith and Carlstrom LLP                                                                        different techniques for more effective internet
                 $20                                                 Researching                            searches will also be covered. Basic computer
                                                                                                            knowledge is helpful.
              Wednesday,                                           Your Family Tree                                     Instructor: Sheryl Pelletier
                                                         Want to look into your family tree but don’t
           November 16, 2011                             know where to start? Grow missing branches
                 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.                        using websites and other online resources. Let     Wednesday, November 30, 2011
                  Sexsmith -TBA                          experienced genealogists assist you in getting                   7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
         Register before November 2: $15                 started in your family research or help you find             Sexsmith Shannon Library
                                                         missing information.                                          Register by Nov 16: $25
         Christmas Card Blitz                                  Instructor: Grande Prairie & District
                                                                                                                     To register, call:
                                                                    Genealogy Society Members
  It’s a blitz! A Christmas card blitz. Leave this
  workshop with 15 cards to send this holiday                         $50                                            780-354-2656 or
  season. You will make 5 different designs using         Saturday, November 26,2011                                1-866-538-4111 or
  different techniques. Most supplies and all
  materials will be provided.
                                                                   Sexsmith Shannon Library                           register online
                                                                         1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
               Instructor: Sheryl Pelletier
                                                                Register before November 9: $40
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                                   La Glace School News                                                       Sexsmith & Area Community Centre
submitted by Kim McLean                                 students took in a movie complete with hot
                                                        buttered popcorn. Thanks to the La Glace Ag                                 has an
     Since our last submission, the La Glace School
has been a busy place.                                  Society for the use of their “professional” popcorn          Office Space for Rent
Classroom news:                                         popper.                                               Office is 24.2' x 13.7'. $500/mo includes utilities.
Grade 2 – students in Mrs. Eady’s class earned a        Grade 9 Trip – Students and parents are planning      Entrance is through the Community Centre.
“float” party for good behaviour. The grade 2s are      a February trip to Quebec with students from          Looking for a renter who is able to work in this
apparently excellent spellers as evidenced by their     Bezanson and Peace Wapiti Academy. What an            specific type of environment.
80% + average since the start of the school year.       exciting end to the La Glace school experience!              Interested? Call the Town Office
Grade 3 – parents of grade 3 students can now go        Fund Raising – recent events have included:                         780-568-3681
online to keep updated on school events and             Bottle Drive – the sports teams organized this
activities such as upcoming tests, pizza and hot        event to raise money for sports apparel. They
dog sales, etc. Study sheets, reading logs, students’   raised a whopping $3900!
art work – see it all at                                Mom’s Pantry – the sale of foodstuffs will support                              both the Grade5/6 class and the Junior High
Grade 4 – Mrs. Richards reports that she has two        Students
“Students of the Month” this time round. They           Lion’s Den Steak Night – this fundraiser slated
are Brianna Sandboe and Tara Klassen. Students          for November 12 will raise monies for the Grade
earn the honour by their good behaviour and good        9’s Quebec trip. The Booster Club would
listening skills. Students of the month earn a free     appreciate any donations for the live and silent
hotdog on the next Friday hot dog day.                  auctions. Tickets are just $15 each and are
Junior High Drama – Mr. Perry’s seven students          available at the school. Please support our
have recently been learning about special effects       adventure!
makeup. The lessons were successful and quite           Sports:
convincing. Mr. Perry “alarmed” the school with         Cross Country Run – Thanks to all the students        On October 14, 2011, Alan Gordey, Public
a “wound “: a wooden skewer protruding from his         who participated in this, our first year of cross     Works Superintendent snapped this photo
forearm. The students “injuries” were equally           country running. In October, the La Glace             of the old, burned Catholic Church coming
realistic and we saw a variety of “bumps and            runners competed at the zone level. All the boys      down.
bruises”. Mr. Perry and his students are currently      placed well in their
working on the filming of a murder mystery. Who         event and were excellent
knows, if it is good enough we might get to view        ambassadors for our
it.                                                     school. A huge thank
School Newsletters – if you wish to read a              you to Mr. Birnbaum
detailed weekly newsletter from La Glace School         and Mrs. Fast for
via email visit:                                        coaching this year.
http:www.pwsd76.ablca/schools/laglace            and    Volleyball – Our girls
subscribe at the bottom left of the page.               won the Little Red
Special events:                                         Tournament in Grande
Our New Look - Our school teams are now                 Prairie recently. The
wearing awesome “La Glace Gators” apparel. The          boys earned a fourth
general student body was also able to purchase this     place          standing.
clothing and we celebrated by having a “School          Congratulations to our
Colours Day” on October 14. Students donned             athletes.

                                                         The calendar
new hoodies, jackets, and tee shirts in the La Glace
colours of black and green. The sale of school

                                                         that is usually
clothing with our “La Glace Gators” logo was a

                                                         located on the
fundraiser through the Booster Club.
Terry Fox Run – this event, held at the end of

                                                         last page of
September, brought in $2,476.27. Students

                                                         the paper will
ran/walked a course through the hamlet of La
Glace to raise funds for cancer research. Way to

                                                         return next
go, students! Students were challenged to raise

$1500. As a reward for surpassing their goal the
junior high students enjoyed a sock-hop in the
gym on October 14 while the Grades 1 through 6
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                                                                    St. Mary’s School

               ATCO presentation                                   Cooking option in full gear                     School gathering prior to Terry Fox run
submitted by Kim Badry and Linda Beaudet                 Mr. Hemenway also donated the hand scrolled           10. This was initially a steering committee for
    On October 21, we held our official grand            “Stations of the Cross” as well as two beautiful      Inspiring Education: A dialogue with students
opening, with the blessing of our school. Father         scrolled works of the “Our Father”.                   who were given the unique opportunity to engage
Clifford blessed each classroom with a more                  We have had a busy October with the               in public discussions about how education should
intimate blessing with the students, and then            following guests:                                     look and feel. The students have the chance to
proceeded with all the other spaces used in the           Tours: Several school boards looking at building     impact on the future direction of their education.
school. We gathered in the gym for a celebration         new facilities toured the classrooms, library, gym,   We were excited to have the opportunity to
with visiting dignitaries, school board, school          and office spaces.       They asked questions,        participate with an Alberta Education facilitator.
board trustees, community members, and invited           commented on and complemented our school.             D.A.R.E. – (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), is
guests.                                                  ATCO: school resource program presented a             a highly acclaimed program that gives kids the
    Our processional cross that graces the school        musical that taught students about safety, fossil     skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs,
foyer, carved statue of Mary with child, large cross     fuels, and electricity. Pre-K to Grade 6 enjoyed      gangs, and violence. It is a police officer-led series
with the life of Jesus, and the individual scrolled      the music filled presentation.                        of classroom lessons that will teach our Grade 6
crosses and crucifixes were also blessed at this time.   Speak-Out – Involves students from Grade 9 and        St. Mary’s School             continued on page 16
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St. Mary’s School              continued on page 15
class about how to resist peer pressure and live
productive drug and violence-free lives.
Respect Tech – This program was brought to our
school by FCSS in Sexsmith. Respect Tech is a
Cyberbullying and Cyberbalance program that
cultivates a respect for technology. Students today
are bombarded with ads for cell phones,                     We finally have our own canteen!
Blackberries, computers, I-Pads, Twitter,
MySpace, Facebook and Webkinz. It is estimated dreams, giving them fun and practical advice for
that over a third of youth have been cyberbullied the reading and writing skills that are a foundation
and more than half of youth report knowing for future success. His presentations are high-level
someone that was cyberbullied.                       energy for students. He especially gears his talk for
                                                                                                                 They finally have the food option.
     As it is essential that youth are computer reluctant readers and gears the talk to engage their
literate for educational and employment purposes, attention. He talked to the whole school and gave “Temperance”. Jesus lived perfect Temperance.
there is clearly a need to teach students the proper writing workshops to Grade 7 – 10 classes.            “Because our needs are limited, but our wants are
etiquette and balance for using this technology in       Thank you to Zach Moir for coaching our A unlimited, a virtue is necessary to restrain our
a respectful way.                                    Boys and A Girls Volleyball teams this season. We inordinate appetites and desires—and that virtue
     Thank you to Meghan Dohm, who worked appreciate the time you took to come to the school is Temperance. It has for its objective the
for FCSS and was our liaison, for bringing this to coach our kids. A thank you also goes out to regulation of the sensible appetites by reason.
program to the school. We would like to wish you Amanda Campbell for coaching our B Team.                     November is the month of Mrs. Badry’s book
good luck on all your future endeavors.                  Our Professional Development days for fair. Look for flyers coming home. It is the perfect
Writing Workshop with Author Sigmund teachers were spent training on Power School time to purchase books for gifts or to help with at
Brouwer: It doesn’t matter where you come from; learning the new process for doing report cards. home reading. Reading is always the perfect gift to
it’s where you decide to go in life that’s far more The second PD day was based on technology. give your child. Her book fair is held during the
important. (Quote) Because of this, Sigmund Workshops were set up in different areas in the noon hour on the 16 – 24, and during the evening
Brouwer encourages students to reach for their district schools.                                           of Parent Teacher Interviews, the 23 and 24.
                                                         Our Virtue for the month of October was           Hope to see you there.
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                                                M LS® L066278
                                                MLS® L066278
                                                Part of NW 13 74 W6
                                                Part of NW 13 74 W6                      M L S ® L 0 6 6 6 2 8 1 $ 3 7 5 ,0 0 0
                                                                                         MLS® L0666281 $375,000                                                      M ik e L e v e s q u e
                                                                                                                                                                     Mike Levesque
                                                                                         B ezanson                                                                     780 518-0079
                                                                                                                                                                       780 518-0079
                                                Sexsmith with stunning
                                                S e x s m ith w ith s tu n n in g
                                                v ie w !
                                                view!                                       Beds, Baths, renovated,
                                                                                         3 Beds, 2 Baths, renovated,
                                                Over 7 acres, 4 Beds, 2
                                                Over acres, Beds,                        extremely well maintained home
                                                                                         extremely well maintained home
                                                1/2 Baths, many windows,
                                                1/2 Baths, many windows,                 on 21 acres of land! New
                                                                                         on 21 acres of land! New
                                                generous kitchen
                                                g e n e ro u s k itc h e n               windows doors, furnace,
                                                                                         windows & doors, furnace,
                                                                                         siding, metal roof, on-demand
                                                                                         siding, metal roof, on-demand
                                                                                                                                           MLS® L067193 $195,000
                                                                                                                                           MLS® L067193 $195,000
                                                cupboard space, finished
                                                cupboard space, finished                                                                   C la ir m o n t
                                                basement with large
                                                basement with large                      hot water system, kitchen,
                                                                                         hot water system, kitchen,
          John                                                                           flooring, deck & new well. Set up
                                                                                         flooring, deck new well. Set up                     Beds, Baths, 28x32ft garage
                                                                                                                                           3 Beds, 2 Baths, 28x32ft garage
                                                M a s te r B e d ro o m
                                                Master Bedroom                                                                             with in-floor heating, 220 power,
                                                                                                                                           with in-floor heating, 220 power,
   M acLennan                                   showcasing huge ensuite
                                                s h o w c a s in g h u g e e n s u ite   for horses, separate fenced
                                                                                         for horses, 2 separate fenced
  780 876-4129
  780 876-4129                                                                           areas, waterer, and a large barn.
                                                                                         areas, waterer, and large barn.                   10ft. overhead doors, and 2x8
                                                                                                                                           10ft. overhead doors, and 2x8
                                                with Wood fireplace and
                                                with Wood fireplace and                                                                    walls, double wide gravel
                                                                                                                                           walls, double wide gravel
                                                walkout. Deck, nice
                                                walkout. Deck, nice                      As soon as you come up the
                                                                                         As soon as you come up the
                                                                                         driveway you will see how
                                                                                         driveway you will see how                         driveway which can park up to 8
                                                                                                                                           driveway which can park up to
                                                landscaping, fenced for
                                                la n d s c a p in g , fe n c e d fo r                                                      vehicles, a 12x44ft deck and a
                                                                                                                                           vehicles, 12x44ft deck and
                                                horses, privacy and not in
                                                horses, privacy and not in               peaceful and well kept this treed
                                                                                         peaceful and well kept this treed
                                                                                         a c re a g e .
                                                                                         acreage.                                          fence and landscaped yard.
                                                                                                                                           fence and landscaped yard.
                                                a s u b d iv is io n .

                          Painted Sky in Sexsmith has large lots!
                          Painted Sky in Sexsmith has large lots!
                          Close to excellent recreational opportunities
                          Close to excellent recreational opportunities
                          such as local curling rink, parks and the
                          such as local curling rink, parks and the
                          Spruce Meadows Golf Country Club (18
                          Spruce Meadows Golf & Country Club (18
                          holes) as well as the Morningview Park Golf
                          holes) as well as the Morningview Park Golf
                          Course (9 holes). Painted Sky is phased
                          Course (9 holes). Painted Sky is a phased
                          planned community, with single home sites.
                          planned community, with single home sites.
                          It has architectural design guidelines, safe
                          It has architectural design guidelines, a safe
                             friendly community with parkland, paved
                          & friendly community with parkland, paved
                                                                                                                        Acreage MLS® L065908, 3.9 acres Zoned County
                                                                                                      - D i m s d a l e Acreage MLS® L065908, 3.9 acres Zoned County
                          trails, ponds and canals. It is located
                          trails, ponds and canals. It is located
                                                                                                                                                        Industrial $350,000
                                                                                                                                                        In d u s tria l $ 3 5 0 ,0 0 0
                          adjacent to downtown Sexsmith, community
                          adjacent to downtown Sexsmith, community
                                                                                                                                         MLS® L065315 70 120 Lot $35,000
                                                                                                                         - L a G l a c e MLS® L065315 70 X 120 Lot $35,000
                          centre & playgrounds. Plus the new school
                          centre playgrounds. Plus the new school
                                                                                                                                        Mobile, Land Quonset 52 128 Lot
                                                                                                                       - L a G l a c e Mobile, Land & Quonset 52 X 128 Lot
                          is completed! Starting at $59,500.
                          is completed! Starting at $59,500.
                                                                                                                                                    MLS® L065269 $75,000
                                                                                                                                                    MLS® L065269 $75,000
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                                                        Sexsmith Secondary School News
Important School Dates brought to you by                games left. Rookie Jam was a big success as the the      Welcome Week By: Jamie Tarita and Cassidy
Justin and Jordan                                       Sabres went undefeated. Some of the coaches              Trydal
    November 8 Booster club and school council          include: Coach Aldren who is the defensive                   On September 14th, 15th, and 16th, Sexsmith
                    meeting                             coordinator, Coach Watson is the offensive               Secondary School students participated in
                10 1st Report card                      coordinator, Coach Lenik who works with the              welcome week activities. Welcome Week is a
                11 Remembrance day                      wide receivers, and Coach Moskalyk who works             series of lunch time competitions that Leadership
                17 Parent Teacher interviews 3:30       with the running backs. When interviewed, coach          puts on. These events are put on to get students
                    – 9:00 pm                           Watson stated, “We talk with action and not with         involved and have more school spirit. Students
                25 No school in lieu of Parent          our words.” So let’s hope that Sabres can come           participated in activities such as musical chairs,
                    Teacher interviews                  out on top.                                              thirsty straw obstacle course, and the 3-legged
The Terry Fox Run In Sexsmith by Erin,                  Sabres Volleyball by Kendall, Taylor and Janelle         race. We do them to earn points for our colour
Cassidy, Chantel and Shayla                                  It has been a fantastic season for the volleyball   clans.
     On September 28, Sexsmith Secondary School         teams of Sexsmith Secondary. The junior ‘A’ girls            Colour clans: the three colours of our school,
participated in a 5 kilometer run, for raising          took home gold at the I.V Macklin tournament.            were made to help get the students to build
money for cancer research. It was a cold and            The “B” girls have started their season by playing       friendly and competitive spirit. Grade 7 and 12
windy day but we still had 350 participants             in the Little Red. The senior high girls won             are gold, 8 and 11 are red, and 9 and 10 are black.
pushing through. The organizer of this event,           consolation gold in the Big Red while senior boys        The scores for colour clans are: Black in first with
Mrs. Howrish, says, “It’s an important event and I      were knocked out in the quarter finals. The junior       2828 points, Red in second with 2557 points, and
feel it’s one way we as a school can help support       high had league night on Thursday the 13th with          Gold in third with 1779 points. Another activity
it.” It is important for our school to partake in the   all 3 junior teams playing Penson.                       we do is the Welcome Week dance, which took
Terry Fox Run because cancer has touched all our             The junior boys have been having an                 place on September 16. The person who
lives.                                                  interesting season winning against Bezanson.             organized most of the events is Mrs. Temple.
Sexsmith Sabres Football Update by Isaiah and           Both the Junior ‘A’ girls and boys had a Spirit          Cross Country Running
Levi S.                                                 River tournament on October 14 and 15. The                   This month we had three competitors take
     It’s been a long season for the Sexsmith Sabres    girls took Bronze while the boys continued to add        part in the NWASAA Zone Cross Country
team, but with determination they have come out         to the number of sets won. ‘B’ girls won gold at         SSS                           continued on page 19
on top with 4 wins and 1 loss. There are only two       Ridgevalley that same weekend .
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SSS                         continued from page 18 High Awards Night. Several awards and a lot of English:
Running Championships held in Wanham. It was money was handed out to students who excelled in Eng. 10-1 – Katlyn Koersen-deBoer, Eng. 10-2 –
a cool, clear day and our kids did great! 7th their classes over the past year. We would like to Greg Raskaukas, Eng. 20-1 – Hannah Senft, Eng.
grader, Greg Student, and 9th grader, Kristina recognize these students in the paper as well as 20-2 – Julia Rose, Eng. 30-1 – Ashley Ikenouye
Koersen-deBoer, both placed first in their thank the many sponsors who helped make this Social Studies: S.S. 10-1 – Devyn Rorem, S.S.
age/gender categories to become zone champions. such a wonderful night.                                10-2 – Katelyn Maki, S.S. 20-1 – Hannah Senft,
Andrew Dyck, a first-time competitive runner,       Business/ Computers: Communication Tech. – S.S. 20-1 – Dalaney Wolski, S.S. 30-1 – Nicholas
made a great showing and had a personal best Brandon Reber                                             Kosa
running his 4km race. Congratulations to our 3      Industrial Arts:                                   Mathematics:
athletes and a big thanks to Ms. Koersen for CTS Woods 10 – Jermaine Loewen, CTS Woods Math 10C – Katelyn Koersen-de-Boer, Math 20P
working with these runners.                         11 – Norwin Bussemeier, CTS Woods 11 – – Hannah Senft, Math 20P – Trudy Klassen,
Magazine sales: by Jenna Warner and Kelsey          Jennica Pol, CTS Woods 12 – Michael Chopek, Math 20A – Janelle Newsom, Math 24 – Brittany
Loewen                                              CTS Woods 12 – Janelle Newsom, Merit Towle, Math 30P – Derek Dodd, Math 30P –
     Each year, Sexsmith Secondary School           Contracting Award – Michael Chopek, CTS Lab Jordan Rycroft, Math 30A – Tai Chalifoux
participates in annual magazine sale. Starting in 2 (10) – Kelton Steinke, CTS Lab 2 (11) – Science:
mid-September, we started to sell magazines. This Norwin Bussemeier CTS Lab 2 (12) – Shay Sc. 10 – Brandon Reber, Sc. 14 – Ashley
sale ended on the 5th of October with an awesome Neufeld, Energy and Mines – Dane Morison, Job McPherson and Ryley Paziuk, Bio. 20 – Hannah
completion. We had not completely fulfilled our Preparation – Katelyn Koersen-deBoer                   Senft, Sc. 24 – Shyraun Logan, Bio. 30 – Ashley
goal but, overall, we sold 100 more subscriptions   Home. Ec.:                                         Ikenouye, Phys. 20 – Hannah Senft, Phys. 30 –
than last year. A teacher at Sexsmith Secondary Food St. 1000 – Katelyn de-Boer, Food St. 1000 Derek Dodd, Chem 20 – Kim Student and
School, Mrs. McNabb, stated, “The magazine – Brandon Reber, Foods St. 1000 – Alexandra Savannah Payeur, Chem 30 – Jordan Rycroft
sales were to benefit the school. The main reason Dick, Foods St. 2000 – Hannah Senft, Foods French:
was to raise money for the leadership group. We 3000 – Kim Student, Cosmetology (10) – Jonica Fr. 10 – Katelyn Koersen-de-Boer, Fr. 20 –
did an awesome job at raising and selling the Rasi, (11) –Jennica Pol, Cosmo (12) – Glendy Katelyn Koersen-deBoer, Fr. 30 – Cara Haukedal
magazines.” Thank you to all the participants, not Klassen                                             Physical Education:
only the sellers but as well as the buyers.         Band:                                              P.ED. 10 – Andrew Student, ED. 10 (3cd.) –
Senior High Awards Night                            Gen. Music 10 – Adam Paananen, Gen. Music 20 Katelyn Koersen-deBoer, P.ED. 20 – Morgan
     On Thursday, October 6th, we had our Senior – Devon Schlosser, Music 10 – Lindsay Lovrod, Juneau, P.ED. 30 – Jason Milinkovic
                                                                             Music 20 – Darryl CALM:
                                                                             LeGuerrier, Music 30 – Katelyn Koersen-deBoer
                                                                             Kaylene        Bidewell, HONORS
                                                                             Music Special Proj. – Grade 10: Jayden Berg, Marissa Dyck, David
                                                                             Nicholas Kosa; Musical Edgeworth, Kimberly Germain, Sydney
                                                                             Leadership – Devon Hampshire, Jaiden Handfield, Allison Ikenouye,
                                                                             Schlosser, Outstanding Shelby Jubinville, Katelyn Koersen-deBoer,
                                                                             Musician - Lawson Lindsay Lovrod, Dane Morisson, Megan Quist,
                                                                             Storey                    Brandon Reber, Devyn Rorem, Ben Seaton,
                                                                             Drama:                    Brianna Stewart, Lacee Temple, Melanie Wiley
                                                                             Drama 10 (5 cd.) – Grade 11: Norwin Bussemeier, Kayla Fast, Kayla
                                                                             Kim Germain, Drama Jacklin, Trudy Klassen, Savannah Payeur, Nikol
                                                                             10 (5 cd.) – Devyn Robbins, Hannah Senft, Kim Student, Dalaney
                                                                             Rorem, Drama 10 (3 Wolski
                                                                             cd.) – Nikol Robbins, Grade 12: Derek Dodd, Anakate Dueck, Ashley
                                                                             Drama 10 (3 cd.) – Ikenouye, Nicholas Kosa, Amanda LeBlanc,
                                                                             Hannah Senft, Drama Nicole LeBlanc, Jordan Rycroft
                                                                             20 (3 cd.) – Nikol Top Grade 10: Katelyn Koersen-deBoer $200 –
                                                                             Robbins, Drama 20 (3 donated by Sexsmith Legion, Brandon Reber $100
                                                                             cd.) – Hannah Senft, – donated by Mixes’ Mercantile, Devyn Rorem
                                                                             Drama Student of the $50 – donated by Sexsmith Elks, Dane Morison
                                                                             Year – Hannah Senft       $50 – donated by Sexsmith Elks
                                                                             Art:                      Top Grade: Hannah Senft $200 – donated by
                                                                             Art 10 – Kayla Jacklin, Tags, Trudy Klassen $100 – donated by Tags
                                                                             Art 20 – Hannah Senft, Dalaney Wolski $50 – donated by the Leadership
                                                                             Art 30 – Kayla Fast, Group of SSS, Savannah Payeur $50 – donated by
                                                                             Artist of the Year – Sara the Leadership Group of SSS
                                                                             Slater                    SSS                        continued on page 20
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SSS                        continued from page 19 Top Male Athlete: Kyle Yurkewich
Top Grade 12: Derek Dodd $500 – donated by School Spirit: Travis Roeters $200 – donated by
Caisse Horizon Credit Union, Nicholas Kosa Sexsmith Elks
$400 – donated by Sexsmith Elks, Jordan Rycroft Glen Stith Memorial: Nicole Meurs $200 –
$200 – donated by Start-Rite Driver Training, donated by Sexsmith Elks
Ashley Ikenouye $100 – donated by Sexsmith Elks
Premier’s Award: Nicole Meurs
Governor-General’s Award: Derek Dodd
Rutherford Scholarships: Diamond Abe, Dustin
Bradley, Derek Dodd, Brianna Drieger, Cara
Haukedal, Ashley Ikenouye, Nicholas Kosa,
Amanda LeBlanc, Nicole LeBlanc, Nicole Meurs,
Stefanie Ielysh Nasalski, Adam Paananen, Amy
Quist, Lawson Russell, Jordan Rycroft, Emmalee
Steinke, Colin Vavrek, Sayer Yakemchuk
Legion Bursaries:      Cliff Williams - Nicole
Charles Stojan - Ashley Ikenouye,
Andy Innes - Amanda LeBlanc
Sexsmith Ag. Society: Nicole Meurs and Colin
Canfor Athletic Award: Austin Fedchuk
Rotary Scholarship: Nicole Meurs
Dr. Robert & Anna Shaw: Nicole Meurs, Colin
Vavrek, Derek Dodd
Dr. Robert Shaw: Jordan Rycroft and Nicole
Top Female Athlete: Mallory Starkey
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                                                          Robert W. Zahara School

                World Sight Day                                                                                       Walk for Water for Ethiopians
                                                                 Information about fossils.
Fixed Window in the Atrium                                                                                   they saw them, because Canadian kids cared about
submitted by Noah & Hunter                           and participated in the Terry Fox Run to raise
                                                     money for cancer research. Terry Fox ran from St        them. Students in Ethiopia listened extremely
    The atrium window skylight has been fixed!                                                               well and stayed after school to work and ask
One month ago, a teenager fell on the skylight       John’s NL to Thunder Bay ON, and then he had
                                                     to stop. Terry raised about $1,000,000 for cancer       questions. When the Ethiopian students were
window and broke it. Now it has been fixed.                                                                  ready to reply to the letters, they were very excited
Now we can have our hot dog and bake sales there,    research.
                                                     Ethiopian Students                                      about it, and they wrote, and wrote, and wrote.
as well as some assemblies and the Grade 2’s can                                                             Mrs. Alstad tried lots of different foods, but she
go to the atrium to read. There was a fence around   submitted by Kristin & Sara
                                                         Last year, everyone who were in the Grade 4         says her favourite was kula, which is ground up
the atrium and we weren’t allowed in it for about                                                            grains and nuts. The Ethiopian students were
one and a half months.                               and 5 classes wrote letters to Ethiopian students.
                                                     Mrs. Alstad went to Ethiopia with the letters and       concerned that the Canadian students might not
The Terry Fox Run                                                                                            be able to read their writing! But it was okay! Two
submitted by Noah & Hunter                           the Ethiopian students she was teaching there
                                                     wrote back to the Canadian students. Mrs. Alstad        of the teaching assistants reminded Mrs. Alstad of
    Everyone in the entire school ran the Terry                                                              her sons, one because they both loved bread, and
Fox Run all around the red running track at RWZ      said she taught 61 students in her class in Ethiopia.
                                                     When the letters were sent, they were sent with a       the other because they always answered a question
School. Everyone in the school ran a lot of laps                                                             RWZ                             continued on page 22
                                                     picture. Many of the students were excited when
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with another question.
Walk for Water
submitted by Sara & Camryn
     Walk for Water is where we walk around the
track with milk jugs full of water. We raise money
through sponsors for people and children in
Ethiopia, which is in Africa. We are trying to raise
enough money for five water wells, which cost
about $2,545, so children don’t have to miss
school and risk getting killed by animals. The               Walk for Water for Ethiopians
animals they try to avoid are elephants, hyenas, money gets to do the first part of it. All the grade
zebras, baboons, panthers, and poisonous snakes, 1, 2, and 3’s carry empty milk jugs and the grade                     REALLY big glasses!
and other very dangerous animals that live where 4, 5, 6’s carry 4 L milk jugs that are full of water. five years old. She took piano, singing, and speech
it’s hot and could seriously hurt you or kill you in We are collecting milk jugs for the month of lessons. She was in Drama and she wrote in the
Africa. In Africa, people can get diseases from October so that we can recycle them to raise extra high school newspaper. She taught recorders
water that is dirty and it can kill them. The girls money. It will be hard to raise the money we need (which is an instrument) for 23 years. We were
(it does not matter how old) go two at a time and for the five water wells, but we will make it easier doing Green Eggs and Ham with her in Drama
get humungous yellow jugs to get water for their for some of the Ethiopians to get water. All the class. She worked with other teachers to put on
families. It takes two hours to get to the water students are excited. How about if you sponsor four musicals. This year, another musical will be
station and two hours to get back and that’s why someone so you can help raise money for performed, called, Willy Wonka, Jr.
they miss half the day so they cannot go to school UNICEF for all the students, teachers, adults, and Walk for Water Assembly
for very long. They want to go to school, even on teenagers in Ethiopia? Students at RWZ are submitted by Cody & Kolby
Saturday and Sunday, too. We use the forms that raising money like crazy!                                   Mrs. Alstad said she would shave her head if
we get from UNICEF, and if we raise enough Fine Arts Interview with Mrs. Alstad                         we raised $2,545 to build five water wells in
money for the five water wells, Mrs. Alstad will submitted by Kyle                                      Africa. At the assembly we played a game called
shave her head and the student who raises the most       Mrs. Alstad has been teaching Fine Arts for 30 “Streets” with the Grade 5’s and 6’s. The grade 5’s
                                                     years. Mrs. Alstad was in Fine Arts when she was RWZ                             continued on page 23
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RWZ                          continued from page 22 World Sight Day                                     8:10 every Tuesday and Thursday. Mrs. Alstad
were the animals that are found by the watering submitted by Ashtyn & Emma                              keeps too much music and a few kids volunteered
holes in Africa, and the grade 6’s were people           Everybody at RWZ wore sunglasses on to go and sort it at recess. We’re off to a GREAT
trying to get water. They each had a big water jug Saturday, October 13th. All the people that wore YEAR!
with a rope. The kindergarten to grade 4 students their glasses got a point for their colour team. We Line-Up For Grade 5’s and 6’s
tried to grab the ropes off the bottles as the grade wore sunglasses to remind people to protect their submitted by Vanessa & Sydney
6’s ran between the rows of students. Kristen was eyes from UV rays. People all over the world can          First, we were in a rush to get in through our
the guide. We sang a song called, Lean on Me. have poor eyesight if they don’t protect their eyes! door, but then we got the organizational line-up.
Everybody in the gym sang the song. We had 340 Basketball                                               We have two lines, one for grade 5’s and the other
students in the gym and close to 400 people were         We have basket practice going on right now one for grade 6’s. We stand in the lines and the
there, including staff and volunteers. Mrs. Alstad for the grade 5’s & 6’s. Our coaches are Mrs. quietest line goes in first, after each recess and in
went to Ethiopia and lived there for five weeks. Biendarra, Trudy, and Cayla. We always have lots the morning. One teacher every morning, and
She taught kids in Ethiopia. We wrote letters to of fun, but the games are the best part. We have every recess, comes to the lines and picks the
them and they wrote back.                            jerseys and they have our school gecko on them. quietest line. This started when kids were getting
News From the Playground!                            Thanks to our coaches for making the season so pushed around in the boot room. In the winter,
submitted by Greg & Tristan                          much fun.                                          we will freeze if we are don’t be quiet. We know
     New playground equipment has been voted on The Early Bird Choir                                    this because we are in grade 5 and it is not easier
by the students! Kids have voted for their submitted by Hanna & Cora Lee                                because of students visiting and fooling around in
favourites and, in one to two years, the new             There are 40 girls coming to Early Bird Choir. line. Our principal thought of this because kids
equipment will be coming! So that means the Every week we are learning a new song and are getting hurt because of bigger kids in the boot
poor Grade 6-er’s won’t be able to play on the currently working on Simple Gifts. There are more room.
new, awesome, radical playground. The new girls in choir this year than in any year before. The Bake Sale⁄ Pizza Sale⁄ Food Bank Day
playground will include slides, climbing stuff, and choir has been going on for six years! If you ask submitted by Jacey & Leanne
rotating stuff. It’s a new sensation! Kids will be me, that’s a lot of time! It’s for girls only, like      Food is really important to kids in RWZ
having lots of fun on this new equipment. Greg FBO stands For Boys Only.                                School. We supported the local Food Bank on
and Tristan say that it will be truly awesome!           The festivals the choirs have sung at are World Teacher Day, to collect food for kids and
Thanks to everyone who voted!                        AMAZING The motto of the choir is “The Early families that don’t have enough food like we do.
                                                     Bird Gets the Worm”, because we start sing at RWZ                                continued on page 24
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RWZ                          continued from page 23 UNICEF will build five new wells in Ethiopia.       Information about fossils
There were boxes and boxes of food for the food     Vandalism at our School?                            submitted by Brynn, Levi, & Matthew
bank. That means that kids can come to school submitted by Cole & Taylor                                    You have to have a permit to dig up fossils.
and not have to worry about being hungry.               This week our playground was vandalized. It There can be as many as 300 fossils in one square
    The 4A class did a bake sale to raise money for wasn’t pleasant. When the kids came to school in meter. You can take a fossil if it’s on the ground,
their field trip.                                   the morning, they were shocked and sad. We but you can’t dig them up if they are buried.
    6A is holding a pizza sale for 6A’s classroom don’t know if the people who did it were all our Fossils are mostly found around dry lands but they
budget. We are getting the pizza from Pizza Hut. students our not. It is bad for the school because might also be close to rivers. Not all fossils are
The staff and students are thankful for having so it is wrong and illegal. Why do people want to do from dinosaurs. Our provincial rock is petrified
much variety in their food.                         graffiti? They think it is cool but it’s not! Money wood, which is a fossil.
Running Club                                        from our school had to be used to clean up the Terry Fox Run
submitted by Steven & Byran                         mess and the awful words. That is not a good            We recently had a Terry Fox Run at our
    Running Club is something that Robert W. thing. We want to set a good example for the School. Terry was born on July 28, 1958, in
Zahara has been doing for about eight years. It is younger and smaller students in our school.          Winnipeg, Manitoba. He died on June 28, 1981.
when student run around the track that was made Paleontologist Visits 4B                                Our Terry Fox run was a big success. We got way
around our football field, The students run laps,   submitted by Matthew & Jennifer                     more than just one toonie for Terry from each
and, when they’ve done a lap, they get a coloured       This week a paleontologist from GPRC came student. We raised over $800 - $895 to be exact.
popsicle stick that we hand in to our teacher, and to visit the Grade 4’s. The students seemed very Terry’s famous speech is “Dreams are made if
then we get a point for our colour team. We have excited by what they saw and learned. Ashlyn, people only try. I believe in miracles…I have
been trying to count our laps and run around the from 4B, said she like the presentation She saw to…because somewhere the hurting must stop.”.
world! At our last assembly, Mrs. Alstad told us fossils of dinosaurs. She knows more about Terry Fox died of cancer. All of the students ran
that this year we have already run far enough to be dinosaurs now. Ashlyn’s favourite part of the on the RWZ running track to a song dedicated to
part of the way across Egypt! Mrs. Alstad made us presentation was the PowerPoint. David, from Terry Fox – I Will Run 500 Miles.
feel like we were landing in Cairo. We watched 4B, liked being able to see the dinosaur teeth.
some slides of Egypt.                               Robin, the paleontologist explained how they                      Fire Prevention:
    For the month of October, we are going to might have found dinosaur bones at Pipestone                          Check the batteries
gather sponsors and run around the track with Creek. David’s favourite part of the presentation                  in your smoke detectors!
milk jugs full of water. The money we raise for was when they got to handle the fossils!

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