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DESCRIPTIONNovember 17, 2015 edition of the Rimbey Review
Serving the communities of Rimbey, Bentley, Bluffton, and Hoadley
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Volume 17 Number 47 Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Volume 17 Number 47 www.rimbeyreview.comwww.rimbeyreview.com
Bentley school remembers: Bentley Girl Guides, Brownies and Sparks took part in the Bentley schools Remembrance Day color parade. Holding the Guide fl ag was Dakota Williams, Lilika Vass held the Brownie fl ag, and Rio Garries was holding the Sparks fl ag. See story and picture page 8 and 10. June Norvila Photo
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1st & 3rd Thursday, 6:00 p.m. Rimbey Lions Bingo at Ponoka Bingo Plaza.4th Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. Rimbey Curling Club Bingo at Ponoka Bingo PlazaThursdays, 7:30 p.m. West Pine Lodge Bingo in Winfield. 1st and 3rd Mondays 7:30 at Hoadley Hall Bingo doors open at 6:30 (non smoking)2nd Saturday, 6:00p.m. Rimbey Historical Society Bingo, Ponoka Bingo Plaza3rd Saturday, Rimbey Drop-In Bingo at Ponoka Bingo Plaza3rd Sunday, Rimbey Legion at Ponoka Bingo Plaza
TOPS ( Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wed evenings, Rimbey United Church basement. You are invited to an open house. Oct 17 @ 7pm Nancy 843-0067Bentley Minor Hockey Annual General Meeting- Oct 17 at 7pm at Drop-In Centre. Call 748-4838 or 748-2078 for info.Bentley Curling Club Annual Fall General Meeting- Oct 17 at 7:30pm at The Curling Club Lounge. New and Returning curlers invited.Blindman Valley 4_H Beef Club Parent Oragnizational Meeting- Oct 17 at 7:30 pm at Bentley Ag Centre. Call 748-2374 or 748-4739. New members welcome.Rimbey Elementary School Parent Council Meeting- RES room Oct 16 at 7:00pm2nd Tuesday each month 1 pm Rimbey Health Centre Rimbey Auxilary Hospital1st Thursday each month, 7:30 p.m. Regular Members Meeting, Rimbey Legion #36.2nd Thursday each month- Rimbey Ag Society 7:00pm at the agriplex 3rd Tuesday each month- Caregiver Support Group 10am at Rimbey Health Centre.
Bentley Library Society Dinner Theatre- Event to take place Oct 20, tickets now on sale. Call Arlene 748-4429Bentley Carpet Bowling- Wednesday mornings. Bentley Hall. 9:30 am. New Players invited. Call Harry or Georgina 748-3404 for more info. Food For Fines Week at the Bentley Municipal Library Oct 22-27. Donate dry foods in lieu of library fines. Will be given to Bentley Blessing Pantry.West Pine Lodge In Winfield- Chicken Supper Oct 19 @ 5:00pm. For more info call Wendy @ 780-682-3960Winfield Playground Fundraiser- Supper & Silent Auction, Oct 19 @ 4:30,Winfield Rec Centre. Skating,Crafts, Clown and more. Call 682-3788 for more infoFamily Halloween Dance and Silent Auction on Oct 27 from 5-9 pm at the Bentley Community Hall. Hosted by Bentley Nursery school. Call Tina 748-4407 for info.Rimbey Community Chorus- Starts practice for Christmas, Wednesday Oct 10 8:45pm at United Church. New singers welcome. Annette 843-3115Rimbey United Church is planning a Memorial Hymn sing Nov 4 at 2:00pm. For info call Alice 843-6732 or the church 843- 2458.
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MEETINGS:Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Mondays - 7 pm at the New Life Fellowship Church building. Call 403-843-4570 for more info.Royal Purple of Bentley #264 - Regular meetings the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Bentley Legion Hall (old Oxford School). New members welcome.Rimbey Hospital Ladies Auxiliary meeting 2nd Tuesday every month, 1pm Hospital Conference Rm.Rimbey Fish and Game 1st Wednesday of each month - 7 pm at Super 8 meeting room.Rimbey Sleigh, Wagon, & Saddle Club meetings the 1st Wed. each month. Truck Museum @ Pas-Ka-Poo Park. Call Denise (the president) at 403-704-4236 for info. Email: RimbeySWSClub@gmail.comAlcoholics Anonymous Wednesdays- 8:30 pm at the Rimbey Anglican Church. 403-843-3662 info.Rimbey Ag Society 3rd Wednesday each month- 7:00 pm at the Agriplex.Blufft on & District Chamber of Commerce, 3rd Wednesday. Blufft on Hall 7 pm.Rimbey & District Horticultural Group, meet 3rd Wednesday of month. 10 am @ the Rimbey Drop In Centre. Call 403 843 2539 for info.Rimbey Royal Cdn. Legion meeting1st Th ursday of each month, 7:30 pm Rimbey Legion, 5019 50th St.Family Counseling, call 1-403-347-8844 & say you would like to be seen in Rimbey.MS Rimbey Table Talk - A social and informational meeting, for anyone aff ected by MS, every 3rd Th ursday of the month @ 1pm, the Grand Hotel, Rimbey. Bentley Library Board Annual General Meeting - Wed., Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the library.
ACTIVITIES:Regular Jammers Dances @ Rimbey Drop In Centre, every Tuesday night @ 7pm.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015 RIMBEY REVIEW 3
A fi re on Remembrance Day completely destroyed a home near Bluffton. Donations for the family living in the rented home are being taken at Bluffton General Store. Morriah Rudnik Photo
Blaze at house fi re near Bluffton destroys homeNov. 11, 2015 will be a Remembrance Day not to be
forgotten for a single mom living in a rented home near Bluffton.
Mary Hummel and three of her fi ve children still living at home are now homeless after a relentless blaze swept through the house located west on Iola Road.
Rimbey Volunteer Fire chief John Weisgerber said the call came in early Wednesday evening.
It was called in by someone doing work with a grater on the road, he said.
Weisgerber said the fi remen battled the blaze until around 11 p.m., but the fi re was too advanced to save the building.
The fi re was fully engaged by the time we got there, he said. There was no hope to save it.
He said there was no one home when the fi re occurred. Julie Graham, who owns Bluffton City General Store
along with her husband Chris, is accepting donations for Hummel and her family.
They lost everything and really only have the clothes on their back, she said.
Cash donations, household items and blankets will be gratefully accepted, said Graham.
No donation is too small, she added.Weisgerber said the cause of the fi re has not been de-
termined and it is still under investigation.
Ponoka CAO pleased with deal struck with developer, Rimoka and the town
The CAO for Ponoka County commends a local developer for his help and co-operation regarding the land parcel earmarked for a new seniors housing complex in Rimbey.
Stan Cummings, princi-ple for SJC Developments, at all times acted in a very co-operative and pro-fessional manner and his agreement to accept 100 per cent of the cost to develop 45 Ave. is a huge fi nancial benefi t to Rimoka, said Charlie Cutforth.
The CAO said typically Rimoka and its member municipalities would be required to cost share the project as it is an adjacent landowner.
It is my opinion that any further requirement for mu-
nicipal reserve dedication from SJC Developments be waived in consideration of his generous commitment for 45th Ave., he added.
Cutforth said the MR requirement from SJC Developments was to be approximately three acres before the land now known as the Rimoka lands pur-chased by Rimoka was re-zoned from urban residen-tial to industrial public use.
However, once the land was rezoned that MR re-quirement was no longer valid.
All parties agreed and Ponoka County proceed-ed with the purchase of the property with only a deferred reserve caveat at-tached to the title.
Cutforth noted his ca-veat would only apply if the land was to be further
subdivided.Obviously, this i