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Birtle Eye Witness (Newspaper) - February 9, 1983, Birtle, Manitoba Ninety first year wednesday february 9, 1983 subscription rates within 40 Miles Over 40 Miles out of the country $10.00 per year $12.00 per year $15.00 per year s i Birtle . Deals with Many thought provoking items Paul a mme bog for the past forty five years Paul in Lutzewitz known to us Neighbours As Paul bog has been living in Tus Straw and mud Home near Winnipeg. The underground Home resembles the Sod hots Many of Canada s Prairie pioneers lived in upon their arrival in the last Birtle Centennial committee planning for 1984 Centennial the third meeting of the Birtle Central planning committee for the Birtle and District Centennial hosted two guests with proposals for promotional items to advertise the Centennial. Winona Wotton represented the Birtle Art club with the proposal of a Centennial Calendar to be for Sale in the fell of 1983. The pictures Are pen and Ink drawings of local landmarks. The Art club also plans to have Small paintings and correspondence notes available for Sale As souvenir items for Centennial. The committee approved this excellent project and commends the Art club on an exciting and challenging proposal. After an informative presenta tation by Bill Sanderson of Souris the committee ordered Centennial spoons Lapel pins buttons and flags to be available soon for Sale and distribution As promotional items. If you or your organization has any suggestions for furthering our promotional items order or would like to prepare items for Sale in conjunction with Centennial please bring Forth your ideas. The interests and contributions of time and Effort on the part of the Community and District a ire the integral part of making this Celebration a Success a Birtle and District picture Book has been discussed at length and costs and demand Are still being investigated. If you and your family would like to see such a Book published As a Centennial souvenir make your views known. The Centennia sign recently completed has been erected on main Street. The invitation is sincere the . And town of Birtle do indeed invite and Welcome All to participate in the 1984 Centennial celebrations. The members of the Central planning committee for your Centennial Are a Frank Leggat chairman Ray Howard vice chairman Roxann Barker Secretary Jack Stewart treasurer Cromer Ashcroft Beverley bar beaux Marian Hamilton Sylvia Doran a1 Mackay Harold Barker and Arm trustees hold recent meeting trustees met at Crandall on january 27th. Trustees present Murray Simard Cho Tuik Cottingham Harvey White Mckay Cole Bridge Chappell and Tolton. Administration present Davison Budzinski Mcdonald and Hudson. Also present were the following principals de Corby Marshall Pametta Basso Storie Robertson Brown Taylor and sri de Corby. Motions that we accept and administer the Gordon Hunter memorial bursary fund. A carried. That we pay Fred Howard $75.00 Hving allowance in lieu of transportation for Leslie Howard to attend Crocus Plains regional secondary school die payment to Start january 1, 1983. A carried. That the trustees and administrative staff be authorized to attend the Mast convention and that expenses be paid. A carried. At their first 1983 meeting at the Pink school on january 24th, 14 members of the Birtle . Discussed Many thought provoking items in addition to their very Community minded program a shoring up the family led by Ella Mae Honey. President Mildred Butcher was in the chair. The following business was carried out 1. No persons had been found willing to let their names stand for nomination for regional representative to the provincial Board nor for regional Secretary. Members were asked to think about it. 2. It was decided that the Wal would again Cater to the agricultural fair dinner and Tea and would again sponsor a Home grounds Competition. A committee will look at All town gardens and suggest several for the Competition while Rural residents must enter on their own. Prizes will total $50., and an extra $25. Was added to the . Donation to the fair. 3. A letter was received from the children s Aid asking for help. This raised some discussion since some members Are very dissatisfied with their experiences with this body and the difficulties doctors find in soliciting their attention. The question of supporting them was placed on hold for the time being. 4. A Friendly and interesting letter was read from mrs. Alice Wheeler the Ham Ham England . Correspondent. They had sent leather Bookmarks and a Calendar. Members names were drawn for two Bookmarks won by Ruth Barteaux and Ivy Tib Batts. The other two were Given to our correspondents mrs. Elea nor Woods and Ethel Howard. Trudy Pametta reported that the Bookmarks to be sent to the a cow conference this summer from our District have been completed. Mildred Butcher reported that she had written to our Ontario twin group at Uniondale and sent a Christmas card. It was decided that a Tea and bake Sale will be held february 19th, women a Institute Day. Pat Robert volunteered to take Ruth Davidson a place assisting the social committee. An insert in Institute news came from mount St. Vincent University seeking donations of $1.00 per woman across Canada to help them provide bursaries for women students. Though this is not an Institute project it was decided to have a voluntary Roll Call at the february meeting for those wishing to support it. A Resolution was passed after a lengthy discussion regarding changes in financing the Cost of education. Due to the importance and complicated nature of this subject a separate column will Deal with it in next week s Birtle Eye. Ella Mae Honey spoke on the prepared program a shoring up the family this is a topic which also will be Given a separate column because it affects Many women and families who Are in no Way connected with the . But . Members can assist in family problems by making people aware of where they can seek help from trained and Neutral advisers who will listen to their problems and suggest solutions without becoming common knowledge. A summary of the problems faced today and the places help May be had locally will also be done in a separate column. . Members can help their neighbors by being a Good listener. People tend to hide their problems until they become More than they can Bear. Family breakdown today was blamed on a variety of things a too much Money too much self seeking instead of giving alcohol infidelity immaturity and peer pressures. Next meeting will be held monday february 28th at 7 30 . When the program will feature a demonstration of traditional ukrainian easter bread. The meeting will be held at the Pink school. Competition is a Sample of traditional bread and this will be used for the refreshments. The group also decided to write to Westman Cable to Coop protesting the possible replacement of pcs from a Good Channel by first choke payt and also wrote to the Gutc protesting first Choice and the Playboy Channel

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