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   Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - October 7, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba                                The The Weather Tuesday Wednesday Low High Briefly Early please Due to the Thanks giving our deadline for the next issue will be October 10th at 10 The paper will be mailed Tuesday morning as Public Meeting Tiger Pembina Valley and Mountain School Divisions will be holding a public meeting in the Belmont School on October 9th at to discuss their pro posed amalgama The divisions are looking for your Round Table meeting The BCDA will be holding a Round Table meeting on October 8th at in the Baldur Memorial Everyone Is Your Subscription Due o ru r D S O CD O 3 w D C tQ Q CD o 01 100 38 Cypress River Credit Union applying to set up a branch in Baldur After several discussions between the Baldur Economic Development Committee and the Cypress River Credit the Cypress River Board has unanimously decided to proceed in applying to set up a parttime branch In They are submitting application to Deposit Guarantee In Winnipeg In the very near This process takes approximately 30 They also have to receive approval from the Orderly Development Subject to approval from Deposit Guarantee and Orderly then the next step would be getting approval from the membership of the Cypress River Credit Union to expand to October 1997 50c per copy EXCELLENT lr Brenda at Baldur Hospital Betty RHA board member for Glenboro Faye Manager of Regional Planning RHA and Penny Director of Programs for RHA conducted an Interesting and Informative meeting on at the Baldur Memorial Please see page 2 for more PHOTO Miss Bateman Celebrates 100 Years Submitted by Janet Fowler Miss Mildred Alice Bateman celebrated her 100th birthday on September 1997 at Prairie View Lodge in Pilot Miss Bateman was a lifelong time resident of until she entered the Lodge at the Mound in Last she was joined by friends and colleagues on this very special About 25 or 30 people joined in to help Miss Bateman celebrate her 100th Among them were descendants of her brothers Neva daughter of Arthur Roy son of Syd and Irving and Cecil the sons of Mildreds good Pearl Woodworth attended with her sisters Wlnnlfred and formerly Viola her long time and several members of the Baldur UCW were also in as well as Wlnona Rev Irene Agnes Moore of and Anna her colleague of the piano who played several hymns for the Irving had prepared an address which he and lots of pictures were Miss Bateman received a corsage from the Rock Lake Health as the first resident of Prairie View Lodge to turn 100 while a Congratulations were received from the the Governor the Premier and her Merv as well as from many other friends and former Dorothy Bateman provided birthday cake for all to Miss Batemans Arthur and Ellen and four came to Argyle in and lived for a short time with her mothers brother Thomas Badger at In the family moved to Baldur where her father and brothers built a cottage house on Oak Creek Road which Mildred still When Mildred was bom in her brothers were all meaning she had an unusual childhood in a home full of She remembers them all as her Miss Bateman began her long and distinguished teaching career at Holmfield in and at Rosehlll In Her brother who never worked as a tinsmith at Pooles and lived with his widowed mother until he died In 1918 at the age of Mildred returned from Holmfield at that time to be with her Between 1918 and Miss Bateman worked at the Union Bank In Baldur for 4 She returned to teaching when a position came up In Baldur and then began a career which was not only significant for Its but also for the great honours she brought to Baldur as a distinguished choir She taught Grades 3 to 8 at various and enjoyed working with children She also welcomed the opportunity to compete in many regional music After taking honours at local Miss Bateman took her choirs to the Brandon Music where she led them to top honours seven years in a Miss Bateman retired from teaching in 1959 leaving a teaching career that spanned 42 Miss Bateman was also the organist and choir director at Baldur United Church for many She played at over 80 weddings In Baldur over the and In all the After her Mildred served as president of Baldur UCW for 20 and was given a gold watch by the UCW In appreciation of her years of In Miss Bateman entered Baldur and later transferred to Prairie View Lodge in Pilot She would have preferred to stay in but the Manor was as full then as It Is She has been very contented In Pilot and the staff there enjoy her because she remembers quotations and songs which she loves to share as much as they enjoy hearing In Mildred travelled to Winnipeg with Roy and where she was an honoured guest of the Manitoba Teachers Society at the Westln At a special she was presented with a plaque to Miss Mildred Bateman honour her as the oldest living teacher in It Is still a rare when any person celebrates their 100th although many more are achieving that mllepost than In the when times were harder and people aged more Many readers will remember that Miss Bateman was a meticulous who always looked and well last when Dorothy went to see Miss she Am 1 really 100 years old said you Do I look It Miss Bateman So few people reach this remarkable It Is truly difficult to determine what 100 years looks Consider what has happened In Argyle In that Happy Miss Bateman   

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