Tuesday, October 14, 1997

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Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - October 14, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba The The Weather Tuesday Wednesday Low 0 High t9 Wide Circula tion Paper Next edition of the GazetteNews 21st will be a Wide Circulation Dont miss out on this excellent adver tising Assessors visiting Argyle Assessors will be visiting all properties with permission from the will be doing inspections of the interior and exterior of all build For more information see notice on page Public Meeting A meeting to discuss tentative plans for a Home Coming in 1999 will be held 27 in the Belmont Community Hall at Please bring your ideas and be ready to Is Your Subscription Due 05 ro r t o ro p 3 OCQ o 100 No 39 October 1997 50c per copy of GienSofa Ninette Surrounding Areas Public Meeting held Concerning Merging of School Divisions by Giselle Lussier staff reporter Twentyfive residents from the towns of Belmont and Baldur met In the Belmont School Gymnasium on Thursday evening for the second of three public meetings organized by the administration and trustees of the Tiger Hills School Division to explain the pending amalgamation with Pemblna Valley and Mountain School Although the turn out was many viable questions and concerns were voiced throughout the The number one concern was does amalgamation mean the closure of the smaller schools The question was answered by chairman of the Marvin Anderson who The concern of all three divisions Is to keep the smaller schools In AH three divisions presently use the and If the new board follows the division which has the lowest staffing formula It will work to our If the amalgamation takes effect each present division will appoint three trustees from each of the current Boards to form an Interim Board of nine trustees until the election in October of A question that arose concerning the formation of the new board Should Tiger Hills not have four trustees as we are substantially larger then the other two divisions Marvin addressed the question by answering that the best strategy is to enter the agreement with equal numbers ensuring that everyone Is an equal however the Board of Reference could advise that Tiger Hills have four representatives on the Concerns were also mentioned pertaining to the pay schedule of teachers and teacher aids as well as the question of if amalgamation would mean a loss of jobs throughout the Although salaries do vary throughout the three divisions there really Isnt too much of a however it Is safe to assume that the new board would go with the schedule that would best benefit the staff as funding Increases with the cost of explained Jody secretary While it is not our Intention to create an administrative It will be the role of the future board to evaluate the necessity of the number of SEE PAGE 6 THE SIGN IS UP Despite the lateness In the season the work scheduled for Highway 23 from the Junction of 5 three miles west of Baldur to the Greenway corner 7 miles east of Baldur Is about to The Initial work calls for replacing and widening of the shoulders In preparation for the hardtopplng of this section of the highway which has been In poor condition for several New Scholarship Fund for Argyle students Rod Hunter establishes Memorial Fund for Oliver Ida Submitted by Janet Fowler Present and future students of Argyle Municipality face a wonderful new In the form of the Oliver and Ida Hunter Memorial Beginning In June and for at least the next 20 each of our high school graduates who Is an Argyle resident will be a The scholarship will go toward their first year tuition at one of the 3 universities In If they start university the year following high school The criteria for selection of the honoured student each year will Include demonstration of an appreciation of community responsibility and the need for positive leadership In the Interest of a better Manitoba and superior academic results leading to graduation evidence of good work habits evidence of a constructive attitude toward community These are goals that any community would be proud to Instill In Its and the standards are The scholarship will not be awarded in any year these standards are not but will be deferred until the following year for This means that while the scholarship may not be awarded every It Is possible that two deserving students may be able to receive It In one year If the criteria were not met the previous Tiger Hills School Division office has complete as does Baldur THE MEMORIAL The Oliver and Ida Hunter Memorial Scholarship has been established by their whom many local seniors will know as Though Rod left Baldur In upon his graduation from Baldur High he has always returned to visit on a regular and will tell you that the sound education and early life lessons he received In Baldur have served him well ever Rod attributes that solid foundation to his Oliver and Ida who expected the best from their and who chose to raise them in which enjoyed the excellent reputation of a culturally progressive school system and a churchoriented Bom In ON in Hunter was homesteadlng In Pilot Mound when he met and married Ida Bessie Ida was bom In Nova Scotia In but took Normal School training In graduating In They were married In Manltou In In they left Pilot Mound and moved to Mather to begin a partnership In the hardware business with Herb who operated a similar store In In Oliver and Ida Hunter bought the Poole called the Poole and In partnership with his brotherinlaw bought Pooles which became Hunter and Gemmill Oliver and Ida had 5 the was already attending university when the Hunters moved to Baldur In The 4 younger children all attended Bafdur Doreen and Gwenneth went on to and to their various while William always known as followed his father Into the hardware Ida lived only two years after the Hunters moved to but she made a great Impression on the townspeople with her keen Interest In Ivan who was then practicing law In all his later life reminded the Hunter children of their Mothers high expectations for and upon her death at age Ivan wrote a nevertobeforgotten eulogy on a noble and courageous SEE PAGE 2