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   Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - December 9, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba                                The Wednesdays Jackpot Is Million Briefly Santa coming to Baldur Santa Ciaus will be visiting Baldur this December He will make his stop at the Baldur Memorial Hall from 27 Color TV donated Greg and Gail Wanless of Wawanesa Belmont Transfer have donated a 27 color television to the Baldur Curling Club for their Centennial The Club is selling raffle tickets on this and are available from any Curling club Wide Circula tion Paper Next weeks edition 16th of the GazetteNews will be a Wide Circulation Coverage will be Our Annual Xmas Edition will be in serted into it as Is Your Subscription Due CO SOCD o u oig CD o CD c ca UD CO O 100 47 Preschoolers in Westman to get Speech Language services Preschool aged children in southwestern Manitoba with communication disorders will be able to receive treatment earlier through a threeyear pilot program announced today by Minister of Health Darren This new community based partnership with Manitoba Health will provide speech and hearing services in the area served by five school divisions and the South Westman Health Authority and will reduce the waiting lists at Brandon General said The project involves the early identification and prevention and Intervention communication disorders in Continued on page 15 December 1997 50c per copy Surrounding Areas Flo and Arthur Robinson of Belmont got In the Christmas spirit at the Belmont Santa Glaus parade on Saturday as they decked themselves out In Christmas garb and also brought along a cow complete with deer horns and Centennial Bonspiel Countdown Building the New Rink Submitted by Janet Fowler Lloyd Gordon first curled in Baldur in when he and Diddy moved He curled with Clemi Alf Welsh and Louis Lloyd remembers Clemi for his big and the way he used to throw That year they won 22 rifles in the Baldur and Lloyd still has Last Lloyd and Diddy Gordon shared with me their memories of the summer the new rink was In the Spring of 15 men curlers met in the railway President 195962 Lloyd Gordon proposed that they build a new A few of the men present told him he was By the time the meeting was over several men had thrown in 100 That summer the building of a new curling rink became the overriding passion of the entire The first task was to secure a piece of This was achieved through an even trade with the hospital of the land behind the hospital along Carrie for the old rink site on Elizabeth which later was developed as the Argyle The new curling rink was planned for the east end of the new with two storey clubrooms on the west and a long term goal of building a skating rink to the west of the That summer of Baldur must have been a blur witli all the They hit the ground and before long the whole district was caught up in the men and boys in the building and women in feeding the workers and raising FOUNDATIONS Construction began with the ground and there was some concern about the land To address the situation they dug down 4 feet and infilled the ice area with The farm guys used their trucks to haul ail this which later proved to be not the best but it was the consensus of the Concrete foundations were also four feet below There was no ready mix concrete in so all the concrete was mixed on the Albert Bateman hauled gravel almost leaving piles as big as a which soon disappeared in the massive Four mixers were set and often were operated by like Allen and Bill More boys shovelled Six men would be wheeling and another 20 guys rodding the wet concrete into the As the foundations grew above they built 4 foot high ramps to wheel the barrows for easier A cistern was to save soft water for better Lloyd recalled being down in the cistern excavation on a searing hot He and Tommy Lee Oscars were tying the forms together in preparation for pouring FUNDRAISING All this time the lady and soon the whole district were continually raising Teas were held by every organization in the There were auction sales of pies and Lloyd remembers Tommy Lee slyly bid pies up to or and then drop out of the Continued on page 2 Workers hand raise the rafters for the ice   

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