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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, April 20, 1974 THE LETMBRIUOt The South In short Parent-child meeting called COALHURST (HNS) Organizers of the Coalhurst parent- child development program will hold a general meeting at 7 p m Monday, April 22, in the Coalhurst Royal Canadian Legion Hall Parents interested in enrolling children in the kindergarten for the 1974-75 term may register at this meeting Peter Palmer, psychologist, will speak on family counselling Etzikoin bride honored ETZIKOM (HNS) Leona Ann Fauth, daughter of Mr and Mrs George Fauth, was honored with a shower in the Etzikom Community Hall recently Assisting Miss Fauth with her gifts was the prospective groom's sister, Phyllis Hobbs, Glenda Whittle and Debbie Lee Kindergarten registration set PINCHER CREEK The Pmcher Creek Kindergarten and Pincher Creek Headstart were amalgamated recently and now form a one pre-school program for Pincher Creek and District Early Childhood Education Program The executive named for the coming year is Mrs Royce McKmnon, president, with directors, Mrs Marilyn Heaton, Cheryl Hackler, Livia Jackson and Bob Schmidt Registration will be held May 3 in the Pincher Creek Town Hall from 11 00am to 4 pm and in Cowley at the Community Hall from 9 30 a m to 12 noon The organization asks that parents of pre-schoolers respond to this registration so that the executive may proceed to complete all arrangements for the programs for this Fall Coaldale drop-in centre opens COALDALE A senior citizen drop-in centre opened here today and will operate regularly, 1pm co 5 p m on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays The centre will be operated by the Coaldale and Distrcit Senior Citizen's Club It is in a town-owned house just behind the post office collected for Red Cross BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Anna Fabro, chairman of the Blairmore CWL Red Cross Fund campaign, said today that was collected by the canvassers Quota had been set at School staff cut protested Cranbrook project. to be finished this year FOREMOST A delegation of 15 parents, led by spokesman Dave Schauf, met the County of Forty Mile School Committee earlier this week to protest the proposed reduction of teaching staff at Etzikom School, effective Sept 1 COMPLETE HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE AT LOWER RATES HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201-3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-7777 ABSTAINER'S INSURANCE COMPANY only Canadian Company providing automobile and to abatalnart Report your news fo The Lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area BARNWELL MRS WALTER GRIGOR BLACKIE MRS JIM MONTGOMERY BOW ISLAND MRS D ROBERTSON MRS ALICE SCHAUFELE (SP) BARONS JUNECOWIE CARD8TON MRS NORMAHULL CARMANQAY MRS A T SMUMAKER 223-8121 684-3380 545-2192 545-2127 757-3747 653-2054 643-2129 Contact for your District or ClaMlflcd Advertising Contract for water system approved Strike three According to an announcement made by the committee at its March meeting, the staff at the school, 17 miles east of Foremost, would be reduced from two to one and a half teachers for the 1974-75 school year In thp brief, Mr Schauf argued that the reduction would not meet the needs of the students The school serves to 26 students in Grades 1 to 6, and the cut of the services of half a teacher would be detrimental to the welfare of the students The school committee thanked the delegation for its well prepared presentation, but pointed out that staff allotments were made according to a formula which applied to all country schools The meeting decided to table the matter for further consideration at a time when the department of education's position on furthern financial support for small rural schools is clarified through proposed legislation Bus report TABER (HNS) The Taber Elks Community Service Bus travelled about miles and carried passengers in the past year Twelve new members were initiated into the lodge recently with the Picture Butte Elks patrol team assisting the Taber Elks degree team in the ceremony District deputy Walter Stewart and members of the Lethbridge Elks lodge attended It's a swing and a miss for strike three on Doug Court, 13, of 902 7th St S who's in spring training at the local sandlot camp At the same time he's trying to get a start on a summer tan. Coutts loses tourist information booth to neighboring Milk River COUTTS (Staff) This village has suffered a bitter loss to Milk River, its neighbor to the north And there s not a darn thing Coutts civic officials can do about it The Travel Alberta tourist information hut has been shifted from Coutts to Milk River It's a bitter pill for the Coutts and District Chamber of Commerce R V McPhilhps president, finds it hard to swallow He has fired off a number of letters to Consumer Affairs Minister Robert W Dowhng, minister responsible for tourism But the tourist information hut that Bob built is gone, never to return Tlu> HerAld- Mr Dowling says the Coutts location was okay, except that the hut was on the "wrong side of the road Another difficulty his department encountered at Coutts listed in a letter to Mr McPhilhps, was 'In 1973 a major policy decision was made by Travel Alberta whereby we would endeavor to bring our travel Centennial Singers' spring festival Friday information centres up to such a standard that the sites would include a day rest area, sewer, dumping and water stations, parking and picnic areas Plans which we have now in our possession indicate that this would require a minimum of square feet of land "In order to acquire this amount of space we did view areas as far north as New Dayton but in the end decided upon the Milk River site because it was compatible with some of our established criteria the east side of the highway, access, day-rest area, existing attraction (Five Flag Park) Mr Dowling says with these factors in mind it was decided to relocate the travel information centre at Milk River Coutts chamber meeting Fred Schulz, 76, said the tourist information hut was moved because "somebody has put up a complaint and I haven't been able to find out who The travel hut was on the west side of the highway and you had no way to get across the road He is concerned because the village has recently lost its bulk gasoline station to Milk River and now the Welcome to Alberta sign may be placed at Milk River too CKANBROOK, B C City council has decided to go with the lowest bid tendered for Cranbrook's new water system, after tacking on to the price The bid of Pooley Construction Ltd of Kamloops, B C for for the dam and spillway, combined with a bid from Antler Construction Ltd of Merntt, B C for the distribution line, was some 2 million cheaper than the Gulf to test air near plant PINCHER CREEK Gulf Canada Ltd has begun conducting an atmospheric dispersion program at the company's Pincher Creek natural gas plant as a follow- up to the program conducted in the area in April, 1972 The Pincher Creek study is part of a continuing program which involves all of Gulf Canada's gas processing plants in the province Atmospheric and ground level measurements of environment quality factors are taken simultaneously by means of a helicopter and a surface vehicle next lowest bid tendered for the total project. That was submitted by Miller Cartage of Richmond Council questioned the low bid and discovered what appeared to be an error of by one of Pooley's subcontractors Pooley told the city's consulting engineers that it would have to let the contract go and lose its deposit if its bid was accepted However, the firm agreed to do the job for the tendered price plus Council decided to accept the Pooley tender with the revision It felt the only alternative would be to call tenders again Council decided it could not accept any of the other tenders because to do so would exhaust the city's borrowing power Ratepayers originally approved spending of 5 million on the project but recently the ceiling was raised to 575 million Ratepayers did not object and the province has approved the revised ceiling Total cost of the project is estimated at The contracting firms expect to employ some 15 men each Delivery of heavy machines for work is expected as soon as load bans are lifted from the highways It is expected the system will be ready before winter freeze-up The reservoir should fill next spring and water from the new system should reach consumer taps next May Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX, RMldtnt fUp Blalrmor.-Ption. 562-2148 WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 Day Only Thursday, April 25th 5l6-3rd AVENUE SOUTH Door to Bank of Montreal) FORT MACLEOD Johnny Appleseed will once again come to life as members of the F P Walshe drama club (Grade 7) under the direction of Miss Ethel Asuchak assist the Fort Macleod Centennial Singers with their annual spring festival On Friday, April 26, at 7 p m in the F P Walshe High School the band will play for half hour before the Centennial Singers present a medley of favorites The Singers will provide the music for the drama The Centennial Singers is an all girl choir, the centennial project of Marjone Hart and Louise Collar They were formed in September 1971 Mrs Hart and Mrs Collar both had small junior choirs in their churches and felt that by combining their efforts they would have a choir to sing in all churches The response was greater than they Pincher pool opens May 18 PINCHER CREEK The Pincher Creek Swimming pool is scheduled to open on May 18 The full compliment of staff has not yet been hired and there is a need for the services of junior lifeguards and cashiers Registration for lessons and pool fees will be accepted after May 8th anticipated They now have 75 girls aged nine to 17 They will be singing at the centennial dinner during homecoming week-end and have received an invitation to perform during Canada Week at Spokane s Expo 74 Farmer's Day hoiday set ahead FOREMOST The County of Forty Mile School Committee approved a change in the date of Farmer s Day for students at Foremost and Et7ikom Schools, from June 14 to June 7 1974 The request for a change was made by Foremost Lions Club, who are scheduled to hold their annual Maverick Mardi Gras davs on June 7, 8 and 9 This was the only available date for rodeo stock A 4-H calf show and sale, in whicn a large number of youngsters from Foremost and Etzikom take part, is held in conjunction with the celebration It is held on the Friday The teachers at the respective schools, and other interested parties, were polled to determine if there would be any insurmountable problems brought about by a change There being none, the school committee approved the alteration to enable voungsters to participate in the 4-H program that day Change of Ownership Messrs C A Johnson and Neil Giles wish to announce that they have purchased the assets of Jo-Ann Construction Ltd. of Brooks, Alta., and they will be operating as Jo-Ann Trucking Ltd. tf you're a farmer planning for the future, the Commerce has the financing you need. As a farmer you know the importance of planning for the future of your farm business. Often your plans will include the purchase of new machinery, breeding stock, additional land or perhaps the construction of a new building. All of these cost money. At the Commerce we know and that's where we can help. We can lend you the money you need now. But the important thing isn't the lending, it's the way you can pay back. Over a number of years to suit your cash flow. The person to talk to is your local Commerce manager. Whatever your credit needs., he can arrange a whole credit package specifically tailored to your farm operation. What- ever it may be. If you wish he can also arrange low-cost farm credit life insurance. So if you're a farmer planning for the future, see us first. Ask about Commerce financing. It pays in the long run. CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE 105-4058 ;