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Kindergarten: Liam Balding, Janaya Jordan and Ethan Evernden, all students in Cheryl Ducketts Tuesday, Thursday Kindergarten class attended their first day of Kindergarten last Thursday at Rimbey Elementary School.
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Two candidatesto run in towncouncil byelection
By Treena Mielke
At least two Rimbey residents will vie for a po-sition on town council in upcoming byelection.
Ben Nesbitt and Brian Godlonton have both an-nounced a decision to run for council.
Nesbitt, who grew up on a farm south of town and completed his schooling here has a strong attachment to Rimbey.
My grandparents from both sides all lived in Rimbey and I under-stand how important it is to listen to the seniors and learn what their needs are.
However, keeping young people here is also important and the key to keeping the com-munity alive and vital, he said.
I would like to see us attract new families and bring more new people in.
Nesbitt and his partner Liberty Matthews are expecting a baby in January and he would like to see council focus on developing more activities for young families.
If the kids arent happy it gives the parents more incentive to leave.
Nesbitt who has been a member of the Rimbey Volunteer Fire Department for several years said he is an extravert who enjoys making a difference in a positive way.
I enjoy talking to people, listening to their con-cerns and helping them if I can.
Nesbit worked for Rimbey TV for 10 years and is now employed by Platinum Communications as a field technician.
Keeping the line on spending is also important to Nesbitt, who expressed some concern over the money council spent for a consultant.
There may have been a better way to deal with that situation. Were not Edmonton. Were not Red Deer.
The declining business community has prompt-ed Brian Godlonton to step up to the plate and run for council.
I keep looking at those empty buildings and it scares me.
However, Godlonton believes Rimbey has great potential as a community.
It hasnt been here for a hundred plus years for no reason, he said.
The hospital and longterm care centre are pri-mary examples of the positives the town has to of-fer, he said.
Not too many communities have a hospital
like we do, he said.Good schools, Pas Ka Poo Park and the truck
museum are other assets the town can take pride in, he said.
Godlonton is originally from southern Sas-katchewan. He came to Rimbey in 1995 when he managed the Fields store. He was transferred to Cranbrook, B.C. in 1996, but returned in 98 and went to work for Longvista Transport in Ponoka. In 2012 he was hired by Rimbey Co-op as petroleum manager.
Godlonton has two adult children, Geoff, who is attending NAIT in Edmonton and studying car-pentry engineering and Kim who is a stay at home mom living in Ponoka. He has two granddaughters.
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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 Winfi eld. 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 fi nes. Will be given to Bentley Blessing Pantry.West Pine Lodge In Winfi eld- Chicken Supper Oct 19 @ 5:00pm. For more info call Wendy @ 780-682-3960Winfi eld Playground Fundraiser- Supper & Silent Auction, Oct 19 @ 4:30,Winfi eld 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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BINGOS:Rimbey Legion, 2nd Friday of each month, @ 7 pm.Hoadley Hall Bingo, starts Sept. 15.
MEETINGS:Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Mondays - 7 pm at the New Life
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Royal Purple of Bentley #264 meetings the second Monday of each month, in
the old Oxford school @ 7 pm. Call Brenda 403-302-7244 for more info.
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.comBluffton Community Society 1st Tuesday each month 7 pm @ Bluffton Hall.
Rimbey Hospital Ladies Auxiliary meeting 2nd Tuesday every month, 1pm
Hospital Conference Rm.Bluffton Chamber of Commerce meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month- 1:00
pm Bluffton Hall.Rimbey Fish and Game 1st Wednesday of each month - 7 pm at Super 8
meeting room.Alcoholics 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.