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Promotion and Retirement at Edson Fire Department

There are more changes at the had 34 years fire experience,
Edson Fire Department! EFD is with 28 years serving in many
proud to announce the roles on the Edson department,
promotion of Captain Stefan including Volunteer Deputy.
Farkas to the position of Best wishes in your retirement
Volunteer Deputy Chief. and thank you for the dedicated
Deputy Chief Farkas has been service you have provided to
with the Edson department since your community! BILL MITCHELL
1998, with 16 years of fire The Edson Fire Department NEW TRUCK SALES
experience before that. currently has a full NORTH
Congratulations on a well- complement of 38 volunteers
deserved promotion! and is committed to upholding
As well, EFD would like to the Town of Edson's Strategic Western Star Trucks (North) Ltd.
recognize Captain Dave Priority of providing 26124 TWP Road 531A
Karasek, who has now officially opportunities for a lifestyle that Acheson, AB T7X 5A1
retired from the Edson Fire is happy, healthy, and safe.
Department. Captain Karasek
Deputy Chief Stefan Farkas Retired Captain Dave Karasek

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by Deanna Mitchener refugees in camp and the mass Edsonites and businesses who about the Polio eradication efforts
immunization of the population," donated wheelchairs to individuals you can contact Troy Sorensen to
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Troy Sorensen, Past President of said Troy. with Polio. learn more. Summers Drilling
the Edson Rotary Club, gave a "We even went to the United If you would like to learn more
Water Well Drilling
presentation on January 2 about his Nations and learned about Water Well Drilling
recent trip down to Nigeria to learn international diplomacy and why it
and help with the Polio eradication is so important to keep the funding
efforts. going until this is eradicated. As A proud Alberta business, since 1917,
A proud Alberta business, since 1917,
A large crowd gathered at the well, we learned how the world Summers Drilling specializes in water well
Summers Drilling specializes in water well
Galloway Station Museum and views Rotary as a leader in this drilling and water well repairs.
drilling and water well repairs.
Travel Centre for his informative Polio project and how grateful they
presentation. Rotarians, many of are," said Sorensen.
Edson's town councillors, Mayor Polio is spread when the stool of
Zahara, school teachers, and an infected person is introduced into
businessman, along with a few another person through
youth attended the presentation. contaminated water or food. It
The presentation was about 45 primarily affects the lower legs.
minutes long with an opportunity Occasionally it can spread further
for guests to asks questions and cause death. "70% of people Rotarian Troy Sorensen gave an informative presentation at the Galloway
Museum on January 2 on global efforts to eliminate Polio. Deanna Mitchener
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afterward. Troy shared his personal who have Polio never have 4405 50 street 780-963-1282
Stony Plain, AB
experiences, some of the history of symptoms and are considered Stony Plain, AB
Polio, and presented a slideshow of carriers. 30% show signs or
photos. symptoms, of those, 99% have
Sorenson began, "The goal of the minor symptoms of achy joints and
project was to send a bunch of sore muscles and they can beat it on
Rotarians to Nigeria to learn about their own. Less than 1% will have
the Polio eradication efforts. Then actual muscle weakness or
from there, come back to North paralysis, and that's because the Linda
America as ambassadors for Polio virus hit their nervous system. Of
and do more presentations like this those 5% of the children and 35%
to help spread the word on the of the adults die," explained Troy.
importance of its eradication." "Back in 1988 Rotary and the
"While there, we learned about W.H.O. decided they were going to Love Ted
every aspect of Polio including eradicate Polio from the planet. 10
seeing the effects, how to support years later it was eradicated from and
survivors, as well as the purchase, Europe, China, and all of America.
storage, and distribution of the 10 years after Polio remains only in
vaccine. We also learned about the Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and your girls
organizational logistics of millions Nigeria. Just two years ago India
of Public Health Workers. The was certified as Polio free," said
focus is on the immunization of Sorenson. He thanked local

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