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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ashton Calliou

Sun news in Alberta:

A 15-year old girl was killled and her 12 year old friend badly injured when their allterrain vehicle slammed head on into an SUV on a gravel road in northwestern Alberta.

Beaverlodge RCMP said it appears neither girl was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, though one helmet was found at the scene.

Const. James Allemekinders said the two girls were on a four-wheel ATV heading north on Range Road 123 near Goodfare, 512 km northwest of Edmonton, when the quad hit a southbround Chevy Blazer head-on.

A slight bend in the gravel raod and tall bushes in the ditch along both sides of the road may have contributed to the crash, Allemekinders said.

"That likely played a factor in their ability to see the approaching vehicles."

Mounties say it appears the ATV was travelling on the wrong side of the country road when it was struck by the Blazer, which was unable to avoid hitting the quad.

Both girls were thrown from the quad.

Ashten Calliou, 15, of Goodfare, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Sarada Newhook, 12, of Goodfare, was taken to hospital in Edmonton, where she remains in stable condition.

The 30 year old Goodfare man driving the Blazer received minor injuries.

Ashten's grandmother Elsie Calliou said Ashten was a skilled hockey player who played all of Alberta and was planning to play in Ontario this year while attending school.

Elsie said she believes the two girls were headed to Ashten's other grandmother's place when the wreck occured.

Her parents and siblings - two brothers and one sister - are devastated by the loss of the young teen.

Police haven't yet determined who was driving the quad.

Alcohol isn't believed to have been a factor.

Allemekinders said quads are a popular mode of travel for teens in the rural area.

"Every farm has quads, and the farms have kids, so there's kids on quads."

Forever will you be remember, Ashton. May you rest in peace.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

To BE alive in such an age!

To BE alive in such an age!
With every year a lightning page
Turned in the world's great wonder book
Whereon the leaning nations look.
When men speak strong brotherhood,
For peace and universal good,
When miracles are everywhere,
And every ince of common air
Throbs a tremendou prophecy
Of greater marvels yet to be.
O thrilling age,
O willing age!
When steel and stone and rail and rod
Become the avenus of God-
A trump to shout His thunder through
To crown the work that man may do.

To be alive in such an age!
When man, impatient of his cage,
Thrills to the soul's immortal rage
For conquest-reaches goal on goal,
Travels the earth from pole to pole,
Garners the tempests and the tides
And on a Dream Triumphant rides.
When, hid within the lump of clay,
A light more terrible than day
Proclaims the presence of that Force
Which hurls the planets on their course.
O age with wings
O age with flings
A challenge to the very sky,
Where endless realms of conquest lie!
When, earth on tiptoe, strives to hear
The message of a sister sphere,
Yearning to reach the cosmic wires
That flash Infinity's desires.

To be alive in such an age!
That blunders forth its discontent
With futile creed and sacrament,
Yet craves to utter God's intent,
Seeing beneath the world's unrest
Creation's hugs, untiring quest,
And through Tradition's broken crust
The flame of Truth's triumphant thrust;
Below the seething thought of man
The push of a stupendous Plan.
O age of strife!
O age of life!
When Progress rides her chariots high,
And on the borders of the sky
The signals of the century
Proclaims the things that are to be-
The rise of woman to her place,
The coming of a nobler race.
To be alive in such ang age-
To live in it,
To give to it!
Rise, soul, from thy despairing knees.
What if thy lips have drunk the lees?
Fling forth thy sorrows to the wind
And link thy hope with humankind-
The pion of a larger claim
Will put thy puny grief to shame.
Breathe the world thought, do the world deed,
Think hugely of thy brother's need.
And what thy woe, and what thy weal?
Look to the work the times reveal!
Give thanks with all thy flaming heart-
Crave but to have in it a part.
Give thanks and clasp thy heritage-
To be alive in such an age!

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Train of thought

Did you ever hear the story about the man who was afraid of lions? Well, he was so scared that he ran and he ran and he ran, and he kept looking behind him to see if a lion was catching up to him. And he looked over his shoulder so much,he didn't see where he was going. And one day, guess what he ran smack dab into? A lion

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I sit here in dimmed light with my knitted wool socks and my fancy hand made sweater with a button nearly falling off. The chai tea burning my left hand, and a book full of honesty in my right brings me to my senses. God is great.

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Monday, August 14, 2006

Purple Elephants

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006


--Dog for sale: eats everything and is fond of chicken

Things I have done/seen in the past week:
-Saw my aunty kim, my cousin zach, my uncle jim, brenda, my sister, and my other cousin nicole
-A sweater that i wanted to buy
-Little Bow lake
-A duck
-water skiied for the first time -- got up
-tubed for the 5th time in my life
-a happy family

-my dad
-the cat
-a few shopping places
-drove my dads big truck
-saw my prend andrew
-watched batman -- adam west
-went for a walk
- had icecream...and it didnt kill me cause im still here
-saw a shooting star in mid daylight
-dripped over a stump
-walked around midnapore


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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Camp Break.

Well Im home again for another weekend. Camp this week was very interesting:
1.Never got thrown in the lake once (Horrible weather)
2.Had a few good chats with some people
3.Made a new friend from Kelowna
4.Got 2 letters in the mail.
5.Made a new kitchen friend - Melinda
6.Ate 10 Oreos in one sitting
7.Went tubing for 45 minutes straight
8.The fire ban finally stopped and we had a tin foil dinner
9.I got to see Stu and Brittney
10. We had a slumber party that included hair cutting, massages, watching emperors new groove in the chapel, and talk.
11. Went for a few walks
12. Did daily devos
13.Went to Pirates II last weekend with some camp friends
14.Learned to play a new song on the piano
15.Listened to an amazing singer from camp
16.Went rock climbing
17.Made a pine cone on a string
18.Wore a fanny pack for a week
19.Raised Joels self esteem
20.Received a leather work peice of art from Sarah
21.Bribed campers with gummi bears
22. and had lots of fun.

Im slacking on the picture taking..I guess I should get my butt in gear with that. I love pictures.
I will keep you informed on how everything is going.
Tonight Im going to the drive- in theatre.
Boss jr.

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Squirt Camp

First to days of Camp were amazing!!! I got to see many people I haven't seen for a long time. These past two days at camp were so busy. So far I have:
1.Cleaned many toilets
2.Cleaned hundreds of dishes
3.Went tubing
4.Been thrown in the lake .... or as Andrew would say (fell in again)
5.Wrote a letter
6.Went swimming on purpose
7.Ate lots and lots of cookies
8.Played beach volleyball
9.Had a bible study

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