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   Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - June 3, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba                                The The Weather Tuesday Mostly Sunny Wednesday 100 22 June 1997 Olympics The Law Enforcement Torch Run for 1997 visited the area on May The runners made stops at Belmont and Ninette in this area and all monies collected from the run go towards the Special Over was You can still make a donation by contacting any member of the Killarney Several Law Enforcement Torch Runners are shown running down Balclurs Main Street The fish are biting Rock Lake was a hot bed of fishing activity on the Dennis and Rob Rigaux report catch ing of course releasing most 53 jack with the biggest one being 36 inches Brandon Gazettes found Last week we re ceived several phone calls from our Brandon subscribers on the whereabouts of their They left Baidur Tuesday as usual and were located the following Monday Canada Post says that hopefully they have their problems Heritage Event scheduled Belmont District Historical Society is hosting a Heritage Day on June 4th from Dont miss this interesting event Is Your Subscription Due 2 co a Q ca 1 ro c 3 cr S2S CD cr co O Hanks retires Memoires of a Country Doctor submitted by Janet Fowler George Edward Ted Hanks retired last week after serving the health needs of people in Argyle and surrounds since a span of 36 However those years are only half the Hanks has his roots in South and in the British He studied medicine in London and wellsprings of western His early years of medical practice took him to where he met an American teacher who became his wife and lifelong From the moment I booked the until entering his I turned over in my mind the questions I wanted to vainly concerned that I might limit In the end I decided to follow his After he is the expert in his own and his reputation as a storyteller is While the complete memoires of Hanks promise to be the makings of a sizable 1 shall try to capture a few of the colourful moments from his life before and since These stories will unfold as the summer TRANSITION As 1 entered the office on his first day of I found Hanks in the inner a sort of genera purpose in the back of the A pot of fresh coffee was Hanks was seated on an office chair amidst the jumble of boxes and bags just moved in from his Belmont He was looking for items that didnt belong to As he several things from the Belmont office belonged to Seniors Independent and specifically Margaret with whom he had shared the They were packed up inadvertently and shipped back to Now Margaret was looking for Retirement is a time of when the present is a jumble of and the future is suddenly much less It is also a time of of where everything in the past has a time and a It was evident that Hanks was kneedeep in rather than in the mere details of the Looking he pointed out several plaques and commenting on Moving into the main office he showed me an old and immaculatelyfinished wooden HORSE TRADER MEETS FRENCH POLISHER That dentists cabinet belonged to who practiced dentistry in Baidur in the 1920s and I bought it at Carl Thorsteinsons It Hanks was Hanks went on to explain that he had begun to work on restoring the A Charlie Salfrais from saw it in his office one SEE MEMOIRES PAGE 2 Westoba Credit Union not interested in placing full time financial institution in Baidur The Baidur Economic Development Committee met with members of the Westoba Credit Union Board on Wednesday evening in The Committee made a lengthy and informative presentation to the directors and branch managers of Westoba Credit Union and left with a very positive In previous discussions with Westoba we learned that they were in a good equity position to expand and were very interested as they expressed to us that purchasing the Royal Bank building would even be more But after several hours of discussion the board voted on the motion and it was defeated to place a full service branch in In the end it was decided that the money available in the Baidur area wasnt enough to entice them to They stated that their rural branches in Rivers and Souris are around this level now and are struggling to maintain a Next move The BEDC met again on Friday and have revised their initial Their hopes remain high and wont quit trying until a financial Insitution with some level of service is placed back in Baidur to meet the needs of our Anyone witli questions or ideas please contact any committee Baidur Economic PUBLISH ING IN OUR 100TH YEfiR 18981997   

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