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Birtle Eye Witness (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Birtle, Manitoba
It Vefik Tasi. Mrm i legislative Library 200 Vaud Fri amp a Street Vul wipe it Manitoba 2jc it 5 00 71973 Birtle phone 842-3349 office located across from Johannson Pontiac Buick thursday August 2nd, 1979 e1ghty1 eighth year number 24 Rosetta m. Finkbeiner honoured at family gathering held at Isabella health Centre news on saturday june 23rd family and friends gathered at the Isabella Community Centre to express their Good wishes to Rosetta m. Finkbeiner on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Prior to the gathering at the Community Centre immediate family gathered at mrs. Finkbeiner s Home to have a Famich i and i. Syd to Barbecue and present her wit her gifts. Behalf of her children presented e eldest son on his Mother with a Beautiful family ring. Gail Durland the eldest granddaughter read an appropriate poem at which time Susan Finkbeiner the youngest granddaughter presented grandma witha dozen roses each witha name tag representing one of the twelve grandchildren. Margaret Reid then presented grandma with a clothes hamper with Linen and towels for her new suite on behalf of the grandchildren. Withiam Durland with the assistance of Mark Durland. K Eri Lee and Kent Malanowicz and Jeffrey and Leanne Rockwell presented great grandma witha Corsage made up of eight rosebuds one for each of the eight great grandchildren. At six of clock everyone sat Down to a delicious pot Luck supper which the family and the Isabella . Had arranged. Dave Heise acted As master of ceremonies. Hazel Wall extended Best wishes on behalf of the . To their oldest member. Margaret Coxworth brought greetings from the Rcw whee Tom Stewart spoke on behalf of the United Church. John Coxworth toasted mrs. Finkbeiner on behalf of the Community. Telegrams were read from Many dignitaries As Well As family members who were unable to attend. Dave Heise then introduced the head table at which time each son and daughter Intro ced their family members. Those present were Syd and geneive Finkbeiner of Vancouver and their daughter and son in Law Nancy and Lyle Rockwell Jeffrey and Leanne of Winnipeg Ruby add Sill Cumberland of Penticton and their daughter Gail Durland William and Mark of Tokyo Japan Johnnie and Dorothy Finkbeiner of Isabella and their daughter and son in Law Jan and Michael Malanowicz Keri Birtle . Holds recent meeting at mrs. Pratt a Roll Call Quot a fact about Canada was answered by 14 members and five visitors at the july 3rd meeting of the Birtle . Guests included mrs. Frances Clark of Newfoundland past fw1c president and guests from England Victoria Anu saw Wassen . And Barrie ont. Nettie Brown read the thought for the Day Quot take time Quot. Reports by Marion Fulton on the provincial convention at Dauphin attended by 350 members and the National convention at Saskatoon High listed the meeting. Both were entered around the theme year of the child. A resolutions were passed Provin Chauy including birties re control of gambling and continuation of spouses pension fou owing death of pensionable # spouse. Two emergency resolutions asking for safer school bus seats and red River flood control were passed. The successful restitution for juvenile crime being carried out at Dauphin was the subject of a guest speaker and is being supported by the Manitoba w .1. For Extension to other communities. During the year Manitoba w. raised $89,000 for cancer the Blind arthritis and the red cy088. Mrs. Edna Hammond was elected director at Large. Mrs. Clarke assisted in reporting on the Federal convention which also had much information about children a needs and care. She spoke on a session in which seven past presidents gave highlights of their terms. She paid Tabute to Marion Fulton As a dedicated worker for the . Irregular business it was reported that atrophy for history 300 had been awarded by the w. I. To a graduating student. The president Janice Appleyard had made $3200 Selling refreshments at the sidewalk Sale. The Birtle afghan which won second prize provincially last year also placed second federally and will be raffled in Doran reported that the Garden Competition had been advertised and people entered. Mrs. N. Brown and mrs. K. Pratt were the hostesses the meeting being held at mrs. Pratt a Nome. Item of interest graveside service for the late George Nelson Whitelaw age 82 years was held Friday july 20th at the Birtle cemetery. Lee and Kent of the Pas Susan Finkbeiner of Isabella and Wayne Poppel of Miniota. Ted and Molly Finkbeiner of Winnipeg and their sons and daughters in Law Don and Gail Finkbeiner Doug and Pat Finkbeiner of Winnipeg june Reid and her Fiance Borden Dennison of Medicine hat. Also june a children. David of Calgary Patricia and Ben Van haute of Winnipeg and Maggie of Invermere . Grace Buchanan of Montreal was also present. Rosetta a brother Lloyd Borland of Winnipeg and her Sisters Eva Kennedy of Virden and Lillian Beer of Calgary were also Able to attend. After cutting of the birthday cake Ruby Cumberland roast it her Mother in a very delightful Way. Don Finkbeiner spoke on behalf of the grandchildren and Genevive Finkbeiner expressed food wishes on behalf of the daughters in Law. Mrs. Finkbeiner then thanked everyone who had helped in any Way to make the Day so Happy. She assured everyone she would not forget this Day for a Long time. This brought to and end a very Beautiful Day one which her family would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Day such a Success. The food As usual was excellent therefore we would like to thank All the fantastic Cooks of the Community. A special thank you to All the wonderful friends who sent cards and birthday greetings. Murder charge Laid John Donald Bunn age 49, appeared in provincial judges court in Brandon on monday on a charge of second degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Freddie Mervin sitting Bull also known As Freddie Mervin Bunn Early sunday morning on the Birdtail Indian Reserve. Hamiota ramp said sitting Bull died almost instantly after being shot in the Forhead by what an ramp spokesman said he Quot assumes Quot was a .22 calibre Rifle. Item of interest a Birtle refugee fund has been set up to bring to Birtle a vietnamese refugee family boat people. Anyone wishing to Ive financial help to this project please Contact Jack Gottfred phone 842-5356, Birtle Manitoba. Further details next Issue. We welcomed to Birtle or. Linda Sommer who has been providing medical service to us for the month of july. Or. Scullion was on vacation and or. Sommer took his place. We sincerely appreciate her services with the health Centre and Hope her stay was pleasant and enjoyable. Or. Sommer is now taking a medical staff position at the Hodgson Hospital. The health Centre has been fairly Busy Over the past couple of since april 1st to the end of june there has been 1058 patient Days with 143 admissions and six births. There have been 402 out patient Emer serve gency visits 6657 meals id and 22856 pounds of laundry processed. The personal care Home is fully occupied with 20 residents. The residents Are enjoying the warm summer weather and Are spending time outside. A resident and family picnic was held on july 20th with a very Large and welcomed turnout. Thank you to All those who attended. Everyone certainly enjoyed themselves. A sincere thank you to those who have been spending Volunteer time at Sunnyside and assisting in the programs for the residents. It is this help which makes life More enjoyable for the residents and they certainly appreciate what is done. An adult Day care program has started in the personal care Home. At the moment there Are five citizens from the Community taking part. The program is set up on the basis of providing the elderly with care As necessary socialization and a noon meal. The program is funded by a participant fee and a Misc subsidization. The program Content has been received fairly Well from the participants and their families. We Hope it will he of Benefit to those involved and continue As a service we can offer to our Community. As you Are aware a new ambulance has been ordered for the District. Should anyone have any questions or wish further information please Contact Cliff Cottingham. Donations Are requested to assist in paying for the vehicle. Donations from individuals or organizations would certainly be most appreciated. The vehicle will be Here August 1st. It is planned to have the vehicle on display at the fair in Birtle on August 10th during the afternoon provided it is not in use. All Are Welcome to View and ask questions. To Date the fou owing have made donations of $100 or less Art Mallard Violet keel or. And mrs. Edlow or. And mrs. C. B. Cottingham and a $1000.00 donation from the health auxiliary. A number of people have asked whether we accept Garden produce donations. The answer is yes by All Means. Should anyone have any extra fresh vegetables they Are certainly Welcome. Just Call the Kitchen or chief executive officer to make arrangements. Classifieds bring results people in profile by Sylvia Doran the Grade six class at Birtle elementary school invited me to speak to them about writing biographies. The Day proved fun for All and the assignment was to go out and write up any person of their Choice. Following is an example of the excellent work. William Jackson Irwin or. Irwin lives in sols Girth at the age of 84 years. He had once lived in Northern Ireland and was Horn in the year 1895. He was 16 years old when he came to Canada. The first thing he can remember is when he came to Canada and worked the farm with team and oxen. Or. Irwin was happily married in the year 1925 to Edna Porky. They have nine children Alice Flo Joe Ted Bob Tom Jack Allan Norman. William has 36 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He also has five Brothers and sister with Only two living Maud and Nelson. His Saddest moment was in the 1930�?Ts when it was hard to raise a family of nine. Then i asked him what was the most tragic thing that had happened to you and he said Quot in be got two things to answer that question. For one 1 was in w orld w a i with the 8th battalion and for another my wife and i were in a car Accident in 1977.1 had my ribs broken and my wife had her legs damaged. Or. And mrs. Irwin went to Ireland in 1976, or. Irwin a Home country. He liked Ireland but he said be would never live anywhere else but sol Girth Manitoba. By a Galiene Muszumanski
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