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    Record-Gazette www.prrecordgazette.com Serving Peace River and Area since 1914 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 MPSSCS4249896MPSE RCMP warn public to slow down after more collisions in area 2 Town and County Christmas open house photos 6,7 Misery Mountain opens, chairlift operational 14 $1.00 incl. GST Rockin' out Amy Kos plays the trombone during with the Grade 6 band at TA Norris' annual Christmas Concert last week. For more photos see Page 5. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the BOXING WEEK BLOWOUT! Electronics, Christmas, and Clearance items Hurry while supplies last. 780-624-2555 * Westhill Peace River MPSSCS4149431MPSE insert address label here Erin Steele/R-G

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    2 The The Peace Peace River River Record-Gazette Record-Gazette * Wednesday, * Wednesday, December December 26, 2012 26, 2012 Dedicated local advocate dyes hair for cause Erin Steele Record-Gazette A Peace River resident and long-time organ and tissue donation advocate has died her hair green as a tip of the hat to TA Norris School students who made the most banners for the World's Longest Banner attempt. Maria Stranaghan will keep the 'do green until May 5, when the Walk of Life and showcasing of the banner will commence. Stranaghan has been enticing people in the community and beyond to decorate green pieces of fabric that will eventually be sewn together and will ideally make-up the world's longest banner, according to the Guiness Book of World Records. TA Norris Middle School went all out, according to Stranaghan with participation from every classroom in the school. So she stepped "way out of her comfort zone" and died Fatal Motor vehicle collision Shortly after 12 p.m. last Wednesday Peace Regional RCMP, Peace River Fire Department, and Alberta Health Services EMS were dispatched to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Webberville Road about 5 km north of Highway #2. It appears the collision occurred when a car traveling north bound pulled off the road to the right, but then reentered the highway to go south bound at which time Police urge the public to slow down and take care driving during holiday season. Sometime after 10 a.m. last Wednesday, Peace Regional RCMP along with the Peace River Fire Department were dispatched to a single vehicle roll over on the west side of the Peace River Bridge. It appears that that the Ford Ranger rolled over after colliding with the guard rail on the north side of the road. There was only one occupant in the Ranger and it is unknown what his injuries are at this time. Speed and road conditions are believed to be a factor. While police and fire were still on scene her hair bright green. "Actually it was quite liberating," she said in the office of the Record-Gazette."Christmas time is extremely hard for families sitting in hospitals waiting on a transplant," she went on to say. "(The school's participation) shows these families they have support. They went all out." If you're interested in making a banner, you can drop it off Erin Steele/R-G Maria Stranaghan, a long-time dedicated advocate of raising awareness about organ and tissue donation, has dyed her hair green for the students and staff at TA Norris Middle school who made the most posters for the world's longest banner attempt. the north bound minivan behind the car struck the driver's side of the car. The driver of the car was pronounced dead on scene. There was an infant in the car that does not appear to have sustained any injuries. The two occupants in the minivan did not sustain any injuries. Police had the highway closed for several hours for the RCMP traffic Analyst to conduct his investigation. with the rollover a collision involving five vehicles occurred on the bridge. No injuries were sustained in this collision; however police did have the bridge closed for over an hour clearing off the involved vehicles. Although Road conditions played a major part in these collisions, speed and driver awareness were also consistent factors. Peace Regional RCMP have investigated over 70 collisions already this month, 3 of which were fatal. MPSSCS4511926MPSE at the Peace River Municipal Library which is now accepting MPSSCS4404736MPSE Dr. Mike Hopper and Dr. Morley Johnson Optometrists and Staff, would like to wish you and your families a Safe and Joyous Christmas. We would like to take this time to thank all of our patients for their continued support through the past year. From our Office to you; a Very Merry Christmas and Health, Happiness and Prosperity in the New Year! Please be Responsible - Do Not Drink and Drive. them. For more information on Stranaghan's project visit worldslongestbanner.blogspot.ca. Serving Western Canada Headquarters in Peace River Bases in Edmonton * Air * Ground * Industrial * Ambulance Advanced Training & Education Center Upcoming Courses January 18 & 24 ~ H2S The management & staff of Advanced Paramedic Ltd. wish everyone a very Merry Christmas &Happy New Year! To register or for more information Telephone 780.624.4911 joanne.h@advancedparamedic.com

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    Glenmary donates Photo submitted DMI Representative Gary Samek presents $1,000 donation to Glenmary School students Nicola Samek, Patrick Martel, Cruise Cardinal-Lizotte, and Glenmary Principal John Wiedrick. These funds support Glenmary's Christmas Dinner and their Rainbow of Healthy Eating Day. The Christmas Dinner allows students to enjoy a full Christmas dinner for only $2 a plate. The Rainbow of Healthy Eating Day in the Spring exposes students to a variety of fruits and vegetables from around the world all for free. "These annual events would not be possible without DMI's generous support or without the dedication of Glenmary's Cafeteria and Food Manager Maryanne Hewey who organizes these events," said Glenmary Principal John Weidrick. MPSSCS4393281MPSE 1st Financial Link MPSSCS4514913MPSE The Peace River Record-Gazette The Peace * River Wednesday, Record-Gazette December * Wednesday, 26, 2012 December 3 26, 2012 3 Photo submitted Grade 7 Lions Quest class and two high school students co-ordinated the annual Glenmary Food Bank Challenge which ran December 7-18th. Morning subhouses competed against each other to see who could bring in the most food. In the picture-L to R-back-Victor Titus, Rourke Whalen, John Whitmore, Tristen Sibbeston, Kye Walton, Abbey Unrau, Brianna Scobey, Amelia Alfred, Mackenzie Brunham, Lyndon Desbiens (High School) Sophia Hong, Front- Barb Turcotte, teacher, Kenndra Black (High School co-ordinator) missing from picture: Matthew Rosenberger, Cruise Cardinal, The Royal Canadian Legion had another successfl Remembrance Day and season. We wish to thank all of those that donated to the poppy fnd and a ver special thank you to the Lovsin Family and the Freson Bros. IGA goup for providing the geat lunch aſter the serice. Also a special thank you to the AIR CADETS and SALVATION ARMY for their par in puing on the serice. CINEMA 24h Movie Info 624-3123 Toll Free 1-866-303-3123 DEC 28 - JAN 3 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Rated: PG with violence, frightening scenes, not recommended for young children 7:00 Sat, Sun, Tues & Thurs Matinees: 1:00 NO PASSES JACK REACHER Rated: 14A Violence 6:45 & 9:30 Sat, Sun, Tues & Thurs Matinees: 1:15 THIS IS 40 Rated: 14A Crude Course Language, Sexual Content, Not Recommended for Young Children 6:30 & 9:20 Sat, Sun, Tues & Thurs Matinees: 1:30 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 Rated: 14A GUILT9:30TRIP MPSSCS4467906MPSE Rated: PG 7:15 & 9:15 RISE OF THE GUARDIANS Rated: G Sat, Sun, Tues & Thur Matinees: 1:45 PEACE COUNTRY AUTO FINANCE Instant Approval! CALL NOW 1-866-798-1597 No credit application refused 0 DOWN $5000 cash back or visa card $5000 FREE DELIVERY in Alberta FREE 42" TV 24/7 Hotline 780-772-4364 campbellchrysler.ca MPSSCS4440717MPSE

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    4 The Peace River Record-Gazette * Wednesday, * Wednesday, December December 26, 2012 26, 2012 Audit Bureau of Circulations Published every Wednesday at Peace River, Alberta, by Sun Media Corporation - A Quebecor Media Company. PIB number 07920. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, through the Publications Assistance Program, towards our mailing costs. Subscription rates: per year within a forty mile radius of Peace River or the direct trading area - $38.00; in Canada - $50; other countries - $175, including GST; $1.00 per issue on the newsstand, including GST. Advertising rates on application. Copyrighted by the publishers and no portion thereof is to be reproduced without the specific permission of the publisher. Mailing address: Box 6870, 10002-100 Street, Peace River, AB. T8S1S6. E-mail to news@prrecordgazette.com. Phone 780- 624-2591 for all departments. Fax 780-624-8600. PETER MEyERhoFFER, SENIoR GRoUP PUBLIShER peter.meyerhoffer@sunmedia.ca 780-513-3980 ShELLy ShANNoN, GENERAL MANAGER shelly.shannon@sunmedia.ca ERIN STEELE, EdIToR erin.steele@sunmedia.ca LoGAN CLoW, REPoRTER logan.clow@sunmedia.ca ShIRLEy LEE, AdVERTISING SALES shirley.lee@sunmedia.ca Record-Gazette The Peace River Record was established in 1914. The Northern Gazette was established in 1932. The two amalgamated in 1939, forming the Record-Gazette, which has been serving Peace River and area ever since. Mayors Musings: Biweekly column Mayor Lorne Mann Town of Peace River Congratulations to community builder Frank Lovsin - Order of Canada recipient, for his fine work with the Facility Committee that released a concept plan for the Sports, Recreational and Culture Centre on the North End Arena Campus. Frank donated a million dollars prior to the last election for just such a project. This Council agreed unanimously to match Mr. Lovin's amazing gift back to his community. While this concept is broadly supported, like all of our regional facilities already located here in Town, it would still almost exclusively have to R-G Letters Policy The Record-Gazette reserves the right to edit letters and other submissions for grammar, content, libel, taste and length. Submissions should not exceed 300 words in length. Letters must be signed and include a full name and contact number for verification. Send your letters to: erin.steele@sunmedia.ca be Town funded -not just as to building it, but as to the ongoing and more costly operation repair &maintenance. Building these things is often the least expensive part of the whole plan. Moving up this project priority planning included suggestions that the old arena was a write off- now shown not to be the case. Phase one is a 2 nd ice surface and concurrent overdue structural repairs to the original Arena. When that is done the original arena will be taken to Junior A status, with seating that can attract and retain top notch arena entertainment year round. Next phase is to have the now twin arenas, pool and future field house expansion all tied together in a sensible and efficient "crush area" able on two floors to handle crowds in and out of all facilities -and to be able market to all the fine fans, and participants there! Remember the Field housewhich was to be located at the high school? It was 2.4 million then, but voted down by worried folks, despite the volunteer steering committees best efforts. To no ones surprise it is now more than triple that ...and located in Grimshaw. The majority of your Council believe growth should fund growth. Thus a priority planning and fund raising committee will be struck. To work on the reality check that, only the above mentioned 2 million of the estimated 32 mil capital cost is in place. Where could / should this shortfall come from? This would be a non money issue in an instant if Don Good of Custom Computers, indisputable analysis as to imbalance of linear assessment distribution were corrected here... see link www.albertaschallenge.com or go in and talk to him for the local numbers! Congrats also go out to Jackson Shannon who, at the Pioneer football year end awards, got some special hardware, and named one of the team's captains. This fine young man was able to talk Setting resolutions: AHS guest column Shelly Pusch Senior Vice-President for the North Zone of Alberta Health Services Over the next few weeks, many of us will make a New Year's resolution. For some of us, it might be to read more books and watch less television. Or to quit smoking or tobacco use. Or to eat a healthier diet. And there are a lot of us out there who have vowed to exercise more regularly and be more active. In light of that, I thought I'd share my own personal anecdote about how I've brought more physical activity into my life. Last May, I paid a visit to staff at the Valleyview Health Centre - was one of many informal meet-and-greets I did with our staff at our facilities across the North Zone. Because the Alberta Health Services' North Zone is so geographically spaced, I enjoy spending as much face-to-face time with our staff as I can by visiting different sites across the zone. In Valleyview, I had a great chat with some of the local staff members about how much they enjoyed running. They worked as team to support each other through training and had set a goal of running a marathon in June together. I had never really liked to run, but something in that discussion hit home for me and inspired me to get back into shape. It was a real struggle to get through the first bit, but I soon found it addicting and did not miss a run all summer. By September, my running sessions were all the way up to 8km! And my goal was to run 10. The challenges and rewards of running was something I never anticipated. I quickly understood why so many people, including the staff members at Valleyview, enjoyed it. At over 50 years of age, running has helped me build confidence, improve my co-ordination and improve my overall health. Winter has brought new challenges to my exercise routine, but I still work hard at it and whenever I'm travelling around the zone I've always got my running gear packed to take with me, along with my briefcase. While I understand that running isn't for everyone, I hope you find inspiration in my journey, like I did in my colleagues in Valleyview. Be sure to check with your doctor before you start a new activity if you have heart problems or The Record-Gazette is a member of the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association, the Canadian Community Newspaper Association and the Alberta Press Council. Editorial: erin.steele@sunmedia.ca Advertising: gloria.houlder@sunmedia.ca me into attending his class as "exhibit A" for careers day... and I peg him for future Town leadership, just as locals North Darling and Cole George have done! Hope those in favour of the central park chairlift project now operating got a chance to enjoy this regional draw at the opening. Congrats to Robert LaFontaine for raising money from all levels of government to make this happen! Happy new year to one and all! Mayor Lorne G Mann QC other health issues, or if you have not been active in a long time. It's important to find the right activity for you, that you can enjoy and be safe doing. I wish you the best of luck this New Year and hope that you successfully resolve to do your best at living an active lifestyle. For more tips about overall fitness, exercise, weight management and healthy eating tips, you can visit https:// myhealth.alberta.ca/health/ healthy-living/Pages/default. aspx. (Shelly Pusch is the Senior Vice-President of Alberta Health Services' North Zone. She is based in Westlock).

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    Celebrating the holidays at school Photo submitted During the much aniticipated "Jeudi Virage" day at École des Quatre-Vents, students were entitiled to several activities, some assisted by community members.They created beautiful pottery, painting and sewing projects, as well as play curling and snowshoe. (Lors du dernier « Jeudi virage », nous avons fait de la cuisine, de la poterie, de la peinture, une randonnée en raquette, de la construction, de la couture de toutous et de mitaines ainsi que du curling.) The Peace The Peace River River Record-Gazette * Wednesday, * Wednesday, December 26, 2012 5 Erin Steele/R-G (Left photo) (left to right) Mica MacSweyn as Jack Frost, Riley Gillespie as Ralph the Head Elf and William Halabisky as Santa Claus himself performing in the TA Norris Christmas concert held last Wednesday afternoon. (Right photo) Springfield Elementary School held its Christmas concert last Friday with shows both in the morning as well as the afternoon. Is your anger or someone else's impacting your life? At work? At home? Your family and friends? Your children? Seeing Red is a FREE comprehensive 8 week program teaching participants to understand what anger really is and how to communicate these feelings in healthy ways. Sessions run from Jan 7th to March 4th, 2012 (No class on Feb 18th - Family Day) Women's classes: Monday evenings from 7-9 pm. Men's classes: Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm. For more information or to make a referral, contact: Peace River FCSS at 780-624-1000 or E-mail: communityservices@peaceriver.net MPSSCS4515472MPSE Now accepting referrals for our JANUARY SESSION! Register fast to reserve your spot! SEEING RED Anger Education Program NEW SESSION STARTING SOON! All registration and participant information is kept strictly confidential. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER BEFORE DEC. 28th, 2012 NOTICES 9911-100 Street , Peace River, Alberta 780-624-2574 * Website: www.peaceriver.net Email: info@peaceriver.net The outdoor rink at the Baytex Energy Centre is now open and will remain open throughout the winter. Come down for some hockey and skating. Town of Peace River Opening Hours over Christmas: Open December 27, 28, 31 Regular Hours, 9am to 4.30pm Closed December 24, 25, 26 and January 1 We wish all our residents and visitors a peaceful and safe Christmas period. For more information, please see www.peaceriver.net

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    6 The Peace River Record-Gazette * Wednesday, * Wednesday, December December 26, 2012 26, 2012 Town of Peace River Christmas Open House Northern Sunrise County Christmas Open House Erin Steele/R-G Peace River MLA Frank Oberle and Debbie Oberle attended the Town of Peace River Christmas open house held on Friday, Dec. 14. Erin Steele/R-G Town of Peace River Councillor Rob LaFontaine speaks with Northern Sunrise County Councillor Marie Dyck at the Town of Peace River Christmas Open House held at the Misery Mountain Ski Chalet on Dec. 14. 10405 - 99 St. Phone 780-624-2635 Father Father Stanley Louis Maduechesi Saldanha Lord's Day Masses Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Children's Liturgy at 11:00 am Mass. MPSSCS4280687MPSE Lord's Day Masses ÉGLISE Catholique de St. Isidore offre les Célébrations en Fraçais tous les Dimanches. Joignez - vous à nous en français dès le Mois de Mai 2012 à 10:30 heures (A.M.) Tous sont les la Bienvenue Bienvenues Church & Worship Directory Sunday: 8:30 & 10:30 am Wednesday: 7:00 pm salvationarmy.ca Lead Pastor: Keith Boschman Associate Pastor: David Haugan firstbaptistchurchpeaceriver@gmail.ca Divine Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. Head Pastor: Aaron Hamilton Family Minister Pastor: Heather Hamilton Find us online at: www.christianlifeassembly.ca or call 780-624-2430 Affiliated with The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Erin Steele/R-G Northern Sunrise County Reeve Carolyn Kolebaba greets somebody at the Northern Sunrise County Christmas Open House held on Dec. 18th at the County office. Erin Steele/R-G Northern Sunrise County Councillor Doug Dallyn smiles during the Northern Sunrise County Christmas Open House held Tues., Dec. 14.

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    Shell helps out Salvation Army Erin Steele/R-G Employees of Shell spent all day Friday (Dec. 21) packing and handing out the Salvation Army's Christmas Hampers. This year they were almost exclusively made up of fresh food. Aside from working, Shell donated $29,470 to the Salvation Army Christmas Campaign. Pictured in photo (left to right, top row, then bottom) Kel Lillico (Shell) Joey Lillico, William Lillico, Rob Mandeville (Shell), Lieutenant Kevin Elsasser (Salvation Army), Wanda Hulme (Shell), Marjorie Jones (Salvation Army), Shirley Konschuh (Shell) and Jenna Strachan (Shell). Below, one of the hampers. $19999 Our 11pc Muskoka cookware set features stainless steel construction, impact bonded base, and classic styling. Safe for all stovetops including induction. The 11pc Muskoka set includes 1.5L & 2L saucepans, 4L saucepan with helper handle, 3L casserole, 5L Dutch oven, 24cm/9.5" fry pan, and 5 stainless steel covers. List: $699.99. MPSS50368831MPSE 71% OFF! The Peace The Peace River River Record-Gazette * Wednesday, * Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7 49% OFF! Deluxe salad spinners available in green and yellow. $38.99. $19 99 60% OFF! 1.25L Vienna teapot. $134.99. $134.99 $134.99. $53 56% OFF! 40cm roasting pan with rack. List: 89.99. 99 $5399 $39 99 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED BYLAW NO. B218/12 NORTHERN SUNRISE 3X84 of Bylaw No. B218/12 for an amendment to the Northern Sunrise County Land Use Bylaw B88/02. LATE PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, being Chapter M-26 of the Statutes of Alberta, notice is hereby given that the Council of Northern Sunrise County will hold a public hearing prior to the second reading Amendment of the Northern Sunrise County Land Use Bylaw B088/02, that land within SW-34-81-21-W5M & NW-27-81-21-W5M as shown on attached Schedule A be redesignated from Agricultural District 1 to Rural Industrial District 1 (RM1). The Public Hearing is to be held on January 8, 2013 at 11:00am in the Council Chambers at the Northern Sunrise County office. Information regarding this proposed bylaw may be viewed at the Northern Sunrise County office during regular work hours, Monday to Friday from 8:15am to 4:30pm, or on the Northern Sunrise County website at www.northernsunrise.net. Please forward written submissions to the Director of Engineering, Planning and Development no later than noon on January 4 th 2013. If you have any questions regarding the hearing please call the County office at (780) 624-0013. UP TO 75% OFF! Anodized, Natural Chef fry pans with PFOA & PTFE free ceramic coating. 25cm/10" Natural Chef fry pan. List: $139.99. Now $34.99! 30cm/12" Natural Chef fry pan. List: $149.99. Now $39.99! 70% OFF! 20cm/8" ClassIIc fry pan. (open) List: $99.00. $29 99 80% OFF! 1L Fusion5 sauté pan with cover and lifetime warranty. $149.00. $29 99 SALE ENDS DECEMBER 31 ST , ONLY AT: PEACE RIVER Peace River Home Hardware 7310 - 97 Ave. 57% OFF! 20pc Greenwich flatware set. List: $69.99. $29 99 Information & dealers: 1-800-A NEW-POT or www.paderno.com. Not all locations open Sunday. Quantities limited, please be early. Sale items may not be exactly as shown.

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    8 The Peace River River Record-Gazette * Wednesday, * Wednesday, December December 26, 2012 26, 2012 Community Page Pondering Peace River's Past Toys/ games - entertainment throughout the ages (Sources: Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre files and collections; Collegian Web site, Kelsey Tamborrino; Peanuts Treasury, and "I told you so, you blockhead!", Charles Schulz; Vintage Space Web site, Amy Shira Teitel; NASA Web site) Part 4 This writer knows this issue will be on newsstands and in your mail boxes December 26, thus the continuance of a squint into the Museum's Diane Gayton Collections Room Toy Box looking for toys that were not returned for something else on Boxing Day and from which a touch of nostalgia will emerge. There is one item, or rather the characters associated with it, that will elicit fond memories - Charles Shultz's Peanuts' rascals. Many of us have been and still may be fans of his cartoon characters and their musings on love, faith, "psychiatry of the 5-cent variety; of suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune in the form of a kite-eating tree; or a perennially losing baseball team; or entering the colourful inner life of an overimaginative beagle." In the Toy Box is Schroeder's blue plastic, battery-operated grand piano (84.1367.24). No, it is not a Baldwin, Yamaha or Steinway. It is a Fisher-Price. It is unique. Its Peanuts characters - Lucy, Snoopy, Linus, Peppermint Paddy, and of course, Charlie Brown, pop up at the touch of an appropriate colour-coded key on the keyboard. Jocelyne Forget donated the piano, which was played with in the 1970s. Jocelyne, you will recall, also donated the hobby horse and Jack-in-the-Box we have seen in recent Ponderings, as well as a Fisher-Price Musical Push Toy, we will see later. When researching the Schroeder piano, this scribe found herself captured by, not only the artifact, but also the history behind the reason for the artifact - the characters originated by illustrator Charles "Sparky" Schultz - and the companies, newspapers, toymakers, duplicators and NASA connection of and to Schultz's creative ability. What emerged, I trust, will be of interest to you, too. In mentioning Schroeder, the little blond-haired lover of Ludwig van Beethoven's compositions, seen hovering over the keys of his little grand piano, it is fitting to note this writer missed Beethoven's birthday by 10 days. Schroeder has Dec. 16 marked on his calendar and imprinted in his brain. Even so, one year, even he let the date slip by. Schroeder's feelings on Beethoven, 18th century pianist, composer, whom many knowledgeable people suggest is the greatest - Beethoven - who continued to compose although deaf and unable to hear his compositions: "I like Beethoven. But Brahms makes me glad I'm alive. I think I'll go home and listen to Brahms' Fourth. I have the need to have the feeling that it's good to be alive", to which Charlie Brown replies: "I know what you mean. That's a terrible feeling to have the need of having the feeling of having..." And yet another conversation with Charlie Brown: Schroeder: "Charlie Brown, let me give you a little advice. As long as you think only of yourself, you'll never find happiness. You've got to start thinking about others!" Charlie Brown asks: "Others? What others? Who in the world am I supposed to think about?" Schroeder: "Beethoven!" Charlie Brown: "Oh good grief!" Schulz, regarding his process of mental drawing: "While I am carrying on a conversation with someone, I find that I am drawing with my eyes. I find myself observing how his shirt collar comes around from behind his neck and perhaps casts a slight shadow on one side. I observe how the wrinkles in his sleeve form and how his arm may be resting on the edge of the chair. I observe how the features on his face move back and forth in perspective as he rotates his head. It actually is a form of sketching and I believe that it is the next best thing to drawing itself. I sometimes feel it is obsessive, but at least it accomplishes something for me." The illustrator realized his dream to create a nationally syn- dicated daily comic strip in October 1950. The syndicate called it Peanuts about which Schulz was not very fond. By 1970, he and his offspring had won Emmy and Peabody awards for such TV creations as A Charlie Brown Christmas, and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, along IMG-4042 Schroeder's battery-powered Fisher-Price grand piano (84.1367.24) with the Peanuts gang - Lucy, Snoopy, Linus, Peppermint Paddy and Charlie Brown - waiting the touch of a child on the keyboard to activate each of them. It was donated by Jocelyne Forget. with three other specials. As well, he launched the off-Broadway musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Not only was Schultz flying pretty high, so too, his creations Snoopy, the famous Second World War dream-inspired aviator, and you're a good man Charlie Brown, as they accompanied the Apollo 10 Space Mission astronauts to the moon. You may recall the Apollo 10 Mission was the fourth such venture in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) manned space program. It was the first flight to operate around the moon in 1969. Its payload - two separate spacecraft - a command module and a lunar module each with its own call sign: Charlie Brown, Command Module (SM-106); Snoopy, Lunar Module (LM-4). When Snoopy and the Lunar Module landed on the moon he boasted: "I'm on the moon. I did it! I'm the first beagle on the moon, I beat the Russians. I beat everybody. I even beat the stupid cat who lives next door." Forty years ago, this month (December 1972), Apollo 17, the last of the Moon Mission flights, "as a lasting tribute to Snoopy, the Apollo 17 crew named a crater on the moon in the beagle's and Schulz's honour," writes Amy Shira Teitel in a Vintage Space article. From the beginning of Peanuts until his retirement in 1999, Schultz drew each one of the 18,000 comic strips himself. He died Feb. 12, 2000, "just hours before the final Peanuts Sunday strip appeared in newspapers around the world." Charlie Brown, in all his wisdom, says, "In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back." The Peace Country has its own cartoonists - some are published in the Vault Magazine. They are CJ Lyons, Randee Neumeyer, Terry Cameron, Nikki Love, Crystal Hansen, and Dan Heck. From the lofty, we move to the down-to-Earth of young children playing with the plastic, multi-coloured Fisher-Price push-pull toy (84.1367.11). This particular toy provided entertainment about 1958, when a child, or anyone for that matter, took its stick handle to either push or pull the cylinder eliciting a chime. This, no doubt, amused the child - parents not as much. The push-pull chiming toy and Schroeder's blue, grand piano were made by the same company - American manufacturer Fisher-Price. The company's toymaking business harkens back to 1930 when Herm Fisher, Irving Price and Helen Schelle - "three energetic entrepreneurs, who were each in touch with their 'inner child'," began their partnership. Their credo: "each Fisher-Price toy must have intrinsic play value, ingenuity, strong construction, good value for the money, and action." In addition: "children love best the cheerful, friendly toys with amusing action, toys that appeal to their imagination, toys that do something new and surprising and funny. This idea is so simple, it is sometimes overlooked - but if you have forgotten your own younger days, test it out on the nearest children." The company began using colourful, durable plastic in the 1950s. The Safety School Bus with its six little removable peg figures was a hit and led to more such toys. In the mid-1980s, the company branched out into such diverse items as high chairs and diaper bags. Eventually, Fisher- Price and Mattel merged to take advantage of international markets. An early company slogan: "Our work is child's play," caught the imagination. Parting words from Snoopy - who some say, but not to his face, is not actually a beagle, on being house-trained with a rolled-up newspaper: "It does tend, however, to give one a rather distorted view of the press!" And on defeating the cold: "The only way to beat the cold weather is to hibernate. I will now settle down in my den and not come out until... suppertime." Happy New Year to you all from your scribe and Museum colleagues: Laura, Wendy and Megan. We hope to see you at the Museum, soon. IMG- 4048 Jocelyne Forget donated the multicoloured Fisher-Price push-pull toy (84.1367.11). When rolled, chimes emerged to amuse the child moving it around the room - parents not as much.

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    Northern Sunrise County donations MPSSCS4438643MPSE Photo submitted Northern Sunrise County Council presents a cheque for $100,000 to the Nampa and District Historical Society. Pictured left to right: Councillor Evens Lavoie, Councillor Marie Dyck, Marie Surman (Nampa and District Historical Society), Councillor Ricky Boucher, Ulga Chermiak (Nampa and District Historical Society), Deputy Reeve Darlene Cardinal, Sharon Unrau (Nampa and District Historical Society), Councillor Doug Dallyn, and Reeve Carolyn Kolebaba. Photo submitted Northern Sunrise County presents a cheque for $500 to the Royal Canadian Legion #62 for Remembrance Day. Pictured left to right: Councillor Marie Dyck, Councillor Evens Lavoie, Councillor Doug Dallyn, Councillor Ricky Boucher, Sid Bradwell (Royal Canadian Legion #62), Deputy Reeve Darlene Cardinal, Reeve Carolyn Kolebaba. Photo submitted Northern Sunrise County Council presents a cheque for $500 to the Metis Region VI for their Talent Show. Pictured left to right: Councillor Marie Dyck, Councillor Evens Lavoie, Deputy Reeve Darlene Cardinal, Sylvia Johnson (Metis Region VI), Councillor Ricky Boucher, Reeve Carolyn Kolebaba, and Councillor Doug Dallyn. The Peace The Peace River River Record-Gazette * Wednesday, * Wednesday, December 26, 2012 9 Ford donates big to Salvation Army Photo Submitted Peace River Ford donated $13,350 to the Savation Army Toys for Tots Campaign last Friday morning. Pictured in photo is Salvation Army's Kevin Elsasser and Peace River Ford General Manager Kelly Whalen. Instant Approval No credit application refused BOXING WEEK campbell chrysler full color CLEAROUT 2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN $20,898 $ 120 BI-WEEKLY FINANCING Zero Down NO PAYMENTS FOR 90 DAYS 5x80 Brand new Ram 1500s from as low as $25,698 UP TO $1200 CASH BACK during boxing week with 1.99% FINANCING 11309-101 Ave. Fairview AB Toll Free: 1-888-323-4RAM Shop 24 hours at www.campbellchrysler.ca DO THE MATH. ADVERTISE IN THE NEWSPAPER. NADbank,ComBase: Adults 18+, printand online 2012 DODGE JOURNEY SE $19,998 $ 115 BI-WEEKLY FINANCING 2012 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB SXT 4X4 $25,698 FREE 42" TV $147 BI-WEEKLY FINANCING PEACE COUNTRY AUTO FINANCE * 0 DOWN * $5000 cash back or visa card $5000 * FREE delivery in Alberta * CALL NOW 1-866-798-1597 * 24/7 Hotline 780-772-4364

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    10 The Peace River River Record-Gazette * Wednesday, * Wednesday, December December 26, 2012 26, 2012 community listings: what's on, who's who COMING UP PEACE RIVER MUSEUM The Artist for December continues to feature Dan Wheeler and his black and white photography of the St. Augustine Church, prayer cloths in the forest and Our Lady of the Peace in Dunvegan. Small beautiful works from the Art of the Peace artists are also on sale this month in the Museum Gift Shop. Take time to reflect on the rich heritage of the Peace over the holidays and visit the Museum December 26, 27, 28, 29, and 31 st 10am to 5pm. In the current exhibit FRoM PEACE RIVER to PARIS - Fashionable Furs of the Century, the museum is featuring fur coats and accessories from COMMUNITY GROUPS AL-ANoN SUPPoRt gRoUP Is someone's drinking affecting your life? Peace River Al-Anon Family Group every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. upstairs at St. Paul's United Church. For information call: Sharon 780-624-8778. ALCohoLICS ANoNYMoUS If you have a problem with alcoholism, there is a solution. Meetings held in Peace River at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at St. Paul's United Church and in Grimshaw on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Grace United Church. For more info call 780-618-4710. BEREAVEMENt SUPPoRt gRoUP will not be meeting regularly until further notice. If you are looking for resources or support please call Victoria at 780- 624-4433. BEREAVEMENt SUPPoRt ANd PALLIAtIVE CARE Books are free to borrow and are located at Sutherland Place - Hospital. For information call Cynthia at 780-618-3418. FAMILIES FIRSt hoME VIS- ItAtIoN PRogRAM is voluntary and tailored to meet individual family needs by providing parenting information, parenting strategies and promoting child development and child bonding. Families First encourages a positive and responsive parenting approach through tracking child development by administrating standard ASQ/ ASQ: SE It's for families who are pre our collection. The exhibit includes the story of trapping in northern Alberta, both from a historical and contemporary perspective. PEACE RIVER MUNICIPAL LIBRARY Every Friday Story Time - Story and a craft for preschoolers with parent participation. Every Wednesday Reading Circle - Adult Literacy Group for those wishing to improve their reading skills. While ESL students are welcome, this is not an ESL program. Movies in the Library Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. Please check our website for details www.prmlibrary.ab.ca Trim the Tree! Dec. 1 at 1p.m. Help us decorate our tree natal and have children up to age five. This is a FREE and CON- FIDENTIAL Program. For more information please contact the Peace River office at Phone: 780-624-2451 e-mail: families@telusplanet. net website: www.familiesfirsthomevisitationprogram. com g RIMSh AW PAIRS ANd SQUARES dANCINg You can do it! Want to have some fun? Need to get out and do something new? It's a challenge, it's excercise, and it's just plain fun. For information please phone 780- 332-1110. MUSIC-ANd-PLAY Mondays 9:30 a.m. for kids ages one to four years old. Grimshaw United Church. For information, call 780-332-4748. NARCotICS ANoNYMoUS want a new chance at life? There is a solution. Meetings held at Peace River United Church every Monday & Friday evening at 7 p.m. Please call 780-219-1485. PASSPoRt to hEALth An Alberta Health Services-endorsed campaign challenging people to stay healthy by choosing local community activities that increase physical activity and promote healthy habits. Obtain stamps to complete your card from various businesses around the Peace Region. Each location offers ways to improve or maintain your health. For more information contact the CDM department at the Peace River Hospital 780-624- with homemade crafts. Story, crafts, hot chocolate and cookies. For families with children under ten. Older siblings welcome. thE NAMPA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY Regular library hours are: Mondays 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday to Fridays 10 - 5 p.m. Closed from 12 - 1 p.m. Everyone Welcome. P EACE RIVER CoMMU- NItY ChoIR - tUESdAYS Do you like to sing? The Peace River Community Choir started its fifth season on Sept. 18. We welcome all adults, especially men! The baton comes down every Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. in the courtyard at Good Shepherd School. For more information, call Joan at 624-1256 or go to our website, www.peacerivercommunity- 7598 or 780-624-7570 PEACE PARENt LINk Location: 7715-99 St beside Springfield School; Free Drop-In Play: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m to 2 p.m. (closed on Saturdays of the long weekend.) PEACE Ch ALLENg E R S toAStMAStER CLUB #6772 Meets Tuesdays @ 7: 30 p.m. at Northland School Division, 9809 - 77 Avenue, Peace River, AB. Learn to speak with confidence & professional leadership skills in a friendly environment. GUESTS ALWAYS WELCOME! Info 780-624-4890 ask for Cindy. PEACE REg I o NAL VICtIM SERVICES Provides support, assistance and information to victims of crime or tragedy. Community members interested in joining the volunteer Board of Directors are asked to call 780- 624-6626. PEACE oF ARt (Formerly Peace River Art Club) meets from 6:30 - 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, barring holidays, in the PR Library Art Gallery. All ages, abilities and artistic pursuits welcome. Call Wendy at 780-624-2936 for more information. PEACE RIVER toY LIBRARY Located in the Belle Petroleum Centre with more than 500 toys for children up to six years old. Available for birthday parties, baby showers or child-friendly meetings. NEW hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Drop in available. For info call the choir.com. PEACE RIVER FARMER- SARMERS MARkEt held at the Senior's Drop-in Centre (10301 101 Street) between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. New vendors are always welcome! For more information, or to reserve a table call Denis at 780-618-3640. Sponsored by the Peace River Agricultural Society. thE thREE CREEkS RES- RESIdENtS MEEtINg will be held Jan 2, 2013 at 1900 hours at the NSC office to discuss the progress made in reducing emissions in our neighbourhood. All are welcome. thE PEACE REgIoNAL SPCA ANNUAL gENERAL MEEtINg will be on January 14, 2013 at the Advanced Paramedic Boardroom (8703-75 Street - Weberville Road) at 7 p.m. If you or someone you know is interested in the care and welfare library at 780-618-6714. SENIoR dRoP-IN Mondays: military whist at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays: floor curling at 1:30 p.m., duplicate bridge at 7:20 p.m. Thursdays: quilting and crafts from 1 to 3 p.m., supper at 5:30 p.m. (phone 780- 624-2700 by Tuesday evening) followed by card games. Thursdays: cribbage at 1:15 p.m. Fridays: bridge at 1 p.m. tAkE oFF PoUNdS SENSI- BLY (toPS) A weight loss support group. Weigh in Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church, back door. 9722-84 Avenue. Call 780-624-4159 t INY t EEth CLINIC " No Charge" smile checks for children 0-5 by a Registered Dental Assistant. Learn how to care for your child's teeth and introduce them to a dental setting at Public Health. Appointment may include a cleaning and fluoride application. Call 780-624-7260 in Peace River or 780-836-7361 in Manning, or 780-324-3750 in McLennan or Falher. VALLEY PEACEM A k ERS QUILt gUILd Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Contact Bev at 780-624-3383 for more details. thE ASSoCIAtE MEdICAL CLINIC Monday Walk-in Clinic. For the following only. All ages: Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI/STD) testing/treatment; birth control counseling / prescription; pregnancy options counseling. Teens only: teen relationship info, growth and development concerns; weight of animals in the Peace Region and would like to make a difference - please consider becoming a Volunteer, Committee Member or a Board Member. Submit a notice of intent to Penny Steffen (President) by December 24th. Email her at: penaht@yahoo.com or Fax her at 780-332-1874 If you require further information please contact the Peace Regional SPCA at 780-624-3633. CINEMA PoLItICA PEACE RIVER hosts a screening of documentary The Suffering Grasses on January 3, 2013 in the downstairs of the Peace River Municipal Library, 9807-97 Ave. The humanity of Syrian refugees, and their suffering and resilience is explored in this new doc straight from the front lines. Doors open 6:30, film starts at 7, discussion to follow. Admission is pay-what-you-can. www.cinemapolitica.org/peaceriver for more information. preoccupation and eating disorders; referrals for counseling for school, family, social and emotional issues; acne counseling/ treatment; general health exams for school sports; sexual and reproduction counseling/treatment. Every Monday afternoon between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. No appointment required, just drop in! PEACE REg I o NAL SPCA serves one of the largest areas of Alberta and offers a wide variety of activities for everyone near or far. Come on down to see what's in it for you or call 780-624- 3633. hABItAt FoR hUMANIt Y PEACE RIVER meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. -at St. James Cathedral Lower Hall (lower parking lot, across from Riverfront Park) St. JAMES FAMILY FELLoW- ShIP, held the first Saturday of each month, in the Lower Hall at St. James Church (on Riverfront Road) Welcome anyone wishing to attend, includes activities, Bible stories, worship, music and a meal. SENIoR dRoP-IN, Mondays: military whist at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays: floor curling at 1:30 p.m., duplicate bridge at 7:20 p.m. Wednesdays: supper at 5:30 p.m. (phone 780- 624-2700 by Tuesday evening) followed by card games. Thursdays: cribbage at 1:15 p.m, quilting and crafts from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays: bridge at 1 p.m.

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