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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta WESTERN DAY TABER -Taber's an- nual Mormon western family fun day will be held at the lo- cal rodeo grounds commencing at 2 p.m. Aug. the town's declared civic holiday. Everyone is invited to attend and and there is no admission charge or entrance fee. The western program will feature events for though both sexes of all ages will find areas of competition. The celebration is in commem- oration cf the July 24 Pioneer the date in 1847 when the Mormon pioneers completed their trek and enter- ed the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. PLACE FOURTH FORT MACLEOD Fort Macleod Legion All- a Little League ball team made no of members of six teams in the Lions' Summer travelled to to an .invitational inter- national The local boys placed fourth. NEW MINISTER BLAIRMORE Rev. Doug Dunn and family have taken up residence here. Formerly from Mr. Dunn will be serving the Elk Valley Consumer Co-op finds time is running out PAUL ANDERSEN Rodeo queen Miss Leslie dough- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherm Ewing of is the Alberta High School Rodeo Queen. Miss Ewing goes to Utah in August to compete in the International High School Rodeo Queen con- test. Joan' Berringer of Claresholm was runner-up in the- contest. By MOLLY LATKA and NANCY MILES SPARWOOD An extension on the lease of the Elk Valley Consumer Co-operative store at Natal has been denied by the administrators of the Michel- Natal urban renewal a million scheme now vir- tually complete. Directors of the Regional Dis- trict of East admin- istrators of the decided 1 recently that granting a lease extension would mean a delay in demolition of up to one year. They were not willing to fur- ther delay the project. Ezner writing for the noted the lease on one of the project buildings ex- pired July 19. Despite prom- ises that the new store at Soar- wood would be ready by the contractor now says there will be a delay of some four to five months on delivery of steel. The co-op occupies a building bought for demolition by the ur- ban renewal project. Terms of purchase provided no granting of tenure. The RDEK had objected when the District of Sparwood granted the co-op a business li- cence tn start business in the store following its sale to the urban renewal program. Michel Natal is a highway ribbon community in the heart of a soft coal-mine operation and is now into the sixth year cf a unique urban renewal pro- ject which has eliminated this community. RDEK administrator Frank Bertoia reports the project 90 per cent with some 30 remaining owners not yet come to terms. Agent Bertoia has negotiated purchase of titles of those mov- ing and when all titles ere held they -will be consolidated into a single crown title for sale con- sideration for some approved appropriate use. The project launching was July prior to the new coal mining developments in the Crowsnest Pass and Elk Valleys which have so startling altered population patterns in the MD and in the Elk Valley. 'Crowsnest Pass pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada. He was born in Eng- educated in and came to Canada in 1948. CREEKERS GATHER GRANUM More than 30 and their families attended the an- nual Daley Creek Day celebra- tions in the community hall re- cently. Mrs. Stan Nor- ton of Stavely was elected pres- ident and Mrs. Alex Bell of Claresholm was named secre- tary. Mr. Andrew Plested from northern Alberta travelled the farthest to attend. BEAUTY WINS BELLEVUE A one-year-old English spring- er spaniel placed first at her premiere showing in a recent dog show sponsored by the Cal- gary Kennel Club. The Avondale owned by Robert Morin of won a 1st ribbon in the novice class at the Millarville dog show. LITTLE PROS MAGRATH Ma- grath will soon be on a par with Nobleford as a In three years the local tennis headed by Mrs. Lewis has brought the club from humble beeinnings to a pro play- just held. Champions for 1973 Girls Lori Wilson girls Lori Wil- son and boys sin- Brad boys dou- Scott Bogdan and Conan Miller. Mixed Brad end Dianne Karren. DRY YEAR IRON SPRINGS Indications at the moment are that this may be a disastrous year for some farmers in the Iron Springs district. It will certainly go down in history as one of the driest years on rec- ord. Most of the area has had no rain since the middle of June. A disappointing crop is in prospect. In some instances crops will not be harvested. SEEK MEETLNG NATAL At a re- cent meeting of the District of Sparwood council de- Coivley queen candidates Only one of this classy quartet can be Cowley Lions Rodeo Queen. The girls ore busy selling tickets to the Aug. 11 and 12 event. They will also win points for horseman- ship and rodeo skill. Bock from Gloria Provost and Jane at front. Heather and Billie Stewart. The queen will be crowned on the second day of the two-day event. VERN DECOUX pholoj. Fun for all Top Playground assistants and the Cole- man recreation director gather with children at a session of the playground program. From Darcy Sandra Cheryl Markosky. Recrea- tion Director Garry Darlena Ruth Ash and Linda White. Other children stand on the Goat's playhouse. It was recently added to the town park. Tine program is sponsored by Coleman recreation. board. cided to prod the senior govern- ments into further action on the Natal urban renewal scheme. They decided to ask for a meet- ing of the urban renewal com- mittee which includes members of the provincial and municipal governments. The scheme is administered by the Regional District of East Koo- tenay on behalf of this comm.it- 'ee. POSTED TO VULCAN VULCAN Posted to Vulcan where he will head the five- man is Cpl. R. F. Peterson. He re- placed Cpl. Paul Wuerfel whose transfer to Edmonton took place earlier. Cpl. Peterson is a native of Manitoba and most recently was stationed at Cal- gary. He has a wife and two aged nine and Tami aged seven. WRECK FIRE ENGINE BROCKET The P e i g a n Band's fire engine met a quick demise recently when it left the Halifax road about eight miles south of struck an ap- proach road roll- ed and landed on its roof and burned. Two reserve ages 11 and had it from the shop in Brocket for a joy ride. The which was equipped with a high pressure pump and water tank was the only unit serving the and it is anticipated a replace- ment truck will cost CROPS BURN PINCHER CREEK Warm i drying winds and lack of rain- fall continues to take a toll of crops throughout southwestern with oldtimers com- paring this season with the dought period following the First World War. The hay har- much of which has been has provided only about one-half the yield of a normal year. Newer fields of al- falfa are providing the bulk of this winter's livestock feed sup- with native and volunteer grass varieties bringing only sparse returns. Both winter and spring cereals are deteriorating rapidly as a result of several weeks without any appreciable moisture. Sewage problems plague 5 families NATAL District of Sparwood council recently re- ceived a delegation represent- ing five families from the low- est section of Sparwood who wanted to discuss problems they are experiencing as a re- sult of sewer backing into their basements. All five have basement drains below the level of the safety overflow at the s e w e r plant. All have experienced some back-up of sewer into their Better radio CRANBROOK East Kootenay Broadcasting Ltd. president Lloyd Boole re- ports CRTC approval of its re- cent application to extend its CKEK and CFEK ranges. CKEK Cranbrook can increase from to for day- and for Fernie from 250 to 500 watts night- time. Approval had already been given its West Koctenay subsidiary Trail to in- crease from to watts. basements as a result of prob- lems experienced at the plant. Colin Hall says all of the bouses were constructed at a level above that suggested as the minimum level. Robert also speaking on behalf of the told council he is an engineer as well as a pharmacist and that if he had known the elevation of the overflow he could have built his house at a safe level. Rocks in the system have caused several malfunctions of the pump. Wiring to a pump motor which overheated has been re- placed. At the meeting council de- cided to refer the problem to its engineering consultants. MANAGES BANK CLARESHOLM A native daughter of Clares- Mrs. Beulah has been promoted to manager of a Bank of Montreal branch at B.C. Mrs. Riley is the daughter of tho late Mr. and Mrs. W. MacKenzie. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vtriwn Blairmert 562-3149 Congratulations To PRIMROSE SHOP LTD. Relocating on 4th Ave. S. We welcome o new neigh- hour and wish you every success. Marge Ingle's PRIMROSE SHOP LTD. THURSDAY. AUG. 2 In Their New Location At 613-4th Ave. To Celebrate Our Grand Opening We Are Holding Our Annual SPRING and SUMMER CLEARANCE In Our New Location SHOP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION ;