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Hamiota Echo (Newspaper) - February 2, 1983, Hamiota, Manitoba A the Echo wednesday feb. 2nd, 1983 vol. 81, no. 19 personal care Home charge to increase new residential rate effective february i Winnipeg a health minister . Desjardins has announced that effective february i the daily residential charge for per Sonal care Homes will be increased from $12 to $12.35. The increased charge will apply to All residents of personal care Homes in the province and also to patients in hospitals who have been panelled and Are awaiting admission to personal care Homes. Or. Desjardins said the increased charges Are a necessary and reasonable in View of the substantial increased costs of operating the insured personal care Home program. The increase of 35 cents per Day per resident will become effective one month after increases in old age Security pensions and guaranteed income supplements which Are based on the consumer Price Index. Elderly eyeglass program to be reviewed intruder Alert syndication International guards at Buckingham Palace recently discovered yet another intruder on the Castle grounds a a Canadian when the suspect began to Waddle toward the Royal apartments the police decided to act and a arrested the wayward Canada Goose. Suspected of Hunting for a lavish dinner the Bird was returned to its own residence in St. James Park. Winnipeg a health minister . Desjardins has called for a review of the eyeglass program for the february is heart month once again the Manitoba heart foundation will be having their annual Campaign. This foundation was founded in 1957 and had their 25th Campaign in february 1982 and realized Over one million dollars. Or. Samuel Freedman chief Justice of Manitoba was one of the fifteen volunteers who banded to establish the foundation and also became the first president. In the annual report a heart beat or. Freedman says a the intervening years have been Good for the foundation. Today it is a recognized Leader in heart and stroke research and in education. But assuredly its Best years still lie the 1982 Campaign realized $1,636 $1.84 per capita. Total for 1981 Campaign was $1,285, $.94 per capita. Many in me Morium donations were also sent in this past year. Once again i would like to express a sincere thanks to All who supported this Campaign and also to the surrounding districts which joined in with us to help us achieve this great Success. We will be using the envelope system for our Campaign again this year and i look Forward to your support in this worthy cause. To thank you. Submitted by Mae Roberts elderly. While some $650,000 in benefits will be paid to the elderly for the nine month period from july i 1982, when the program started to the end of the fiscal year on March 31, nevertheless some claimants under the program will receive Only minimal benefits compared to the amount they paid for their eyeglasses he said. Consequently he has asked the Manitoba health services commission to meet again with representatives of the optometrists and opticians a with a View to eliminating this inequity in the he said . Officials will try to arrive at an agreed upon fee schedule with the optometrists and opticians and if this does not come about a other alternatives will have to be or. Desjardins emphasized that the intent of the program is to assist the elderly financially. Or. Desjardins also indicated there appears to be some misunderstanding of the benefits under the insured eyeglasses program that was introduced last july for persons aged 65 and Over there has been a Misc on diction by some he said that the program pays 80 per cent after a $50 deductible regardless of the Cost or medical need whereas the program is based on a be schedule that provides for approved maximum amounts for dispensing fees lenses and Standard frames. If people have any doubt As to the current benefits under the program they Are encouraged to Contact the Manitoba health services commission 599 Empress Street phone 786-7101. Or. Desjardins urged Manitoban to shop around for eyeglasses to make sure they get the Best available Price for their needs. Vocal workshop at Miniota school Miniota a with the j approach of our Birdtail River Spring music festival May 2-5, the Miniota festival committee is hosting a vocal workshop to be held thursday february 3rd in j Miniota school from . To 3 30 . 9 00 mrs. Jacqueline Mooney of Virden shall be giving vocal instruction to music teachers pupils parents and anyone interested in attending. Invitations to attend have been extended to schools at Hamiota Kenton Strath Clair Oak River and Shoal Lake. Any interested person is Welcome to attend these sessions progressing from kindergarten to Grade in. Come for a time of enjoyment involvement and broadening of knowledge through listening to a trained vocalist with constructive ideas from which a greater understanding of music and a sense of accomplishment May be achieved. Legion auxiliary meet the Way we were Rebekah Lodge meet a Little town is where you done to have to guess who y oui enemies Are. Your friends will Tell you. A Little town is where few people can get away with lying about the year they were born. Too Many other people can remember. A Little town is where people with various ailments can air them properly to sympathetic ears. A Little town is where when you get the wrong number you can talk for 15 minutes anyway. A Little town is where the ratio of Good people to bad people is something like too to one. That a Nice to remember. A Little town is where it is hard for anybody to walk to work for exercise because it takes too Long to Stop and explain to people in cars who Stop honk and offer a ride. A Little town is where City folks say there is nothing to do but those who live there done to have enough nights in the week to make All the meetings and social functions. A Little town is where everyone becomes a a a Neighbours in time of need. A Little town is where businessmen dig deep Many times to help with countless fund raising projects. From a the publisher Quot Canadian Community newspapers association Grace Rebekah Lodge no. 35 commenced their activities for the coming year at their regular meeting pm january 17th, 1983. District Deputy president sister Barbara Wilson and staff of Deborah no. 9 rapid City with sister Bernice Dmytriw As Marshall conducted the installation of officers for the coming year. Or. . Sister Joan Foxton . Sister Gladys Kirk . Sister Mary Rouse rec. Sec. Sister Margaret Boyd Fin. Sec. Sister Kay Brooks treas. Sister Marie Brooks Warden sister Ethel Robertson conductor sister Ruth Mcconnell Chaplian sister Mary Cochran musician sister Marion Sheardown color bearer sister Joyce Lief .. Sister Beth Jamieson .. Sister Dot Lapine . Sister Verna Reid . sister Violet Nicholls . Sister Grace Henderson .p.. Sister Irene Wilson . Chap. Sister Annie Bray . Chap. Sister Ellen Goertzen. Sisters Wilson and Goertzen were absent and will be installed at a later Date. Degree Captain is sister Jean Morton. Sister Joan Foxton was elected As representative to attend the sessions of the Rebekah Assembly from March 13th-17th being held this year in Brandon. Grace no. 35 is honoured to be asked by incoming pro Sid Ait of the Rebekah Assembly sister Shirley Brydon to present her program for the coming year at these sessions. Hamiota the auxiliary held their first meeting in the Community room january 25, 1983. Eileen Brown chaired the meeting. Fourteen members were present. Alice Pedlow acted As Secretary pending the installation of our new Secretary Francis Kirkpatrick. A Cheque for $10.00 was sent to the new years baby Mark James Ellis. We Are sending a donation to the Lions telethon and also one to the legion athletic fund to help build a dormitory at the peace gardens. The Petty fund prize was won by Eileen Edwards. After the meeting lunch was served. December 5, 1982, we held our Christmas party with 40 members and guests. A Lovely supper was served followed by a sing song Lead by Mae Taylor with Alice Pedlow at the piano. Fifteen games of Bingo were played. The draws were made for two Christmas cakes made by mrs. Geneva Thompson. Elinor Miller first Doug Mitchell second and the door prize Bernice Vincent. Done to forget the next meeting february 22,1963 at 8 . Last week for Winter games registration Brandon this is the last week of registration for the Wes to an Winter games for these sports Badminton Cross country skiing ladies masters Curling hockey 34 and Over coed volleyball Wingette and Junior mixed Curling. Deadline is noon of february 4th. For information Contact your recreation director or phone i �oo-852-2700

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