Wednesday, January 22, 1986

Baldur Gazette

Location: Baldur, Manitoba

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Baldur Gazette (Newspaper) - January 22, 1986, Baldur, Manitoba m 3 CD O Denis Rocan to seek nomination 3 CANADA January Fire Notes ers On January the Baldur Volunteer Fire Department hosted the Turtle Mountain Mutual Aid District fire There were 27 members present with representatives from Bel Killamey and Cartwright in Ninette did not send During the course of several concerns of the Mutual Aid District were suggested by the members A partial list included the following a Transportation of dangerous b Railroad fires c MutualAid financial agreements be tween d Vehicle extrication e Mock The Weather January 13 to 20 Low Snow 1 ft inches f Meaningful g Fire h Fire The meeting was chaired by Hart Tom Jensen from the Provincial Fire Office assisted in the discussions and gave us a film wjll sponsor an anhydrous workshop in The exact and place will be announced later when plans have been Coffee and donuts rounded out the Yaremchnk Lutheran Ladies elect officers The Lutheran Ladies held their annual business meeting on January Holding office for the 1986 term are President Thorn Gunnlsugson Secretary Valerie Bateman Treasurer Emily Johnson Eila Sigurdson is once again in charge of the Kristjan Jonsson Somebody forgot to say whoa The west wall of the Coop fertilizer shed burst open last Trucks have busy filling the Denis Rocan Somerset has announced that he will be seeking the nomination for the Progressive Conservative Party in the Turtle Mountain The nomination meet ing will be held at Swan Lake on February 17 at 7 Rocan is a farmer in the Baldur is experienced in the trucking business and has served on both the Lisgar and Turtle Mountain Denis and his wife Connie have twp a 13 year old and an 11 year old Eye donations increase Donations to the Lions Eye Bank were up about 41 last mainly because of increased public the coordinator of the program Joan Roberts said the which serves Manitoba and Northwestern received corneas from 165 people in 1985 compared to 117 the previous I think part of it is definitely the higher profile since the Lions have taken Roberts The donations allowed ophthalmologists to perform 76 cornea transplants last she and such transplants are successful in 90 to 95 percent of ail Roberts said there are still 65 including on the waiting The goal of the Eye Baak is to reduce the waiting period from one year to one In 1984 people had been waiting as long as three The Lions Club of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario took over the operation of the Eye Bank a year and a half ago in an effort to raise its profile and encourage more Roberts said much of the credit for the increase in donations to the medical staff and nurses in the hospitals who now approaching families about donations when it appears someone is Eyes must be removed within sk hoars of death and the cornea transplants are within 48 so is