Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
District Xhe lethbrtdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbckioe, Alberta, Tuesday, August Pages 13-24 Weekend celebrations Milk River Bonanza Day provide western fun f draws about persons Western-style celebrations, complete with pancake breakfasts, bands, pretty girls and horses, took place at Nanton Picture Butte, Milk River and Coaldale on the weekend. Nanton and district residents witnessed a 1 V2-hour parade that started at the J. T. Foster School, wound through the town, then along Highway 2 and back to the starting point. Then everyone headed for the Little Britches and Junior Rodeo. Events were held throughout the afternoon. It wound up with a barbecue at1 the Nanton Community Centre followed by a bingo. At Picture Butte, Gloria Nemecek was crowned queen of Jamboree Days at a dance Monday night. It climaxed a day of rodeo and chariot races in which Billy Hammon of Turin won the wild cow riding and racing events; Lohny Madison took the calf roping; Dean Derozak won the boys' steer riding; arid Cindy Rocket took the girls'steer'riding. Norm Davies of the Lethbridge Hilltoppers won the pony chariot racing. The Junior Gymkhana flag picking event was won by Lois Davies and the junior barrel, racing by Debbie Brantner. v Lois Davies also showed the best junior trail horse and the senior flag-picking was won by Wayne Soenen of'Monarch. Maxine McKenna showed the best senior trail horse and won the senior reining class. Brian Broderson won the senior pole bending event. At Milk River, the Belles and Beaux Square Dancing Club delighted spectators before the parade and then the Golden Skyliners of Great Falls, Mont., an award- winning drum and bugle band, thrilled the crowd with precision marching and playing. Crowds lined Coaldale streets for the Settlers' Days parade Saturday morning and saw the Coaldale Community Marching Band that won top honors in the Moose Jaw band festival earlier this spring. The beer garden sponsored by the Kinsmen drew crowds at Coaldale, as did the rodeo and horse shoe pitching events. At Picture Butte there was a dairy show after the one-hour parade but many spec- tators headed for Elks Hall and a cool beer..The temperature was 96. Picture Butte's queen contest was a community-wide event with, married women and young single girls competing. Gloria Nemecek won the title and the runner-up was Janice Holcek. The queen represented the Elks. Miss Holcek was sponsored by the Picture Butte Slow Pitch Club. The winner was crowned Monday night at a dance at the Elks Hall. Milk River also wound up its Bonanza Day celebration with a dance in the curl- ing rink with the local Kinsmen sponsoring a beer garden. attraction Mon- day evening was donkey baseball. ;x................................... :g Coaldale residents play in holiday celebration MILK RIVER (Staff) The Golden Skyliners of Great Falls, Mont., a drum and bugle band that holds the Montana State Championship, thrilled people who viewed the Bonanza Day parade here Monday. There was no Bonanza queen this year, as officials decided to forego the event. but the cowgirls, pretty girls on floats and lovely, ladies in decorated cars won royal acclaim from the lively spectators. The City of Lethbridge "Salute to the RCMP" float was named the finest overall entry in the parade after a redecorating job to repair the wind-blown damages of.the trip south. Mirrors on the float' reflected the, sunny smiles of the crowd, smiles bestowed on the lovely girls in yellow gowns. They smiled back. Humorous point in the cavalcade was a tiny little tractor supposedly pulling a huge International Harvester Company tractor one of the really big ones. Another laugh-getter was the Border Counties Hospital entry showing a stork and numerous dolls in the roles of newborn babes. The first float beckoned visitors to the Heritage Hall Oldtimers headquarters on Main St. Messages tagged on floats, included: "Reaching the one through leadership, through "Today is the first day of the rest of your "Peace through and "Magic carpet to slenderness" The Lethbridge Desert Corps Shriners of the Al Azhar Temple were impressive with their subdued treatment of the "Desert Song" and motorcycle drill. The Picture Butte Knights of Columbus showed a striking red and navy blue float with the emblem, "Patriotism, Charity." There -were scores of children in ,the parade and they wore costumes that caught the fancies of some. And they had their pets in tow, too. One youngster was dwarfed by a St. Bernard. These were destined for the pet show at the arena at Norman Vornbroxk, Bonanza Day chairman, and his family won first prize in .the family section with "smallest shopping carts in the world'' and they were tiny from the Milk River Macleod's Store. The parade ended at the arena. The Golden Skyliners of Great Falls swung into action with a performance from their drums and bugles. Coupled with some marching, the musical performance raised the curtain on some outstanding displays of flowers, paintings, photographs, handicrafts and crocheting. Display booths asked the Milk River fair-goers to remember there is "service to Alberta through your local District Agriculturist" and to .'work and play safely.or might end up like .this" skeleton in the Workmen's Compensation Board safety booth. The Alberta department of lands and forests showed stuffed birds and animals and the St. 'John Ambulance Association provided a rest centre. The art show included oil paintings by John Brurhmell, David Schamber, Eva Brewster and Olive Waddell. The photography section included a series on the 1968 Milk'River elevator fire; and an eight-photo panorama of Lookout Hill at Writing-On- Stone Provincial Park by Richard Welsh. Irene Wel'sh showed a marvelous decoupage of U.S." illustrator Harvey Dunn's famous painting. The Prairie Is My Garden. Hank Schmitt of Milk River displayed polished rock slabs imbedded in thick, clear acrylic coffee tables. The art was also displayed by Aime and Maxine Croteau. Lena Lyall of the town showed her "lawn bugs" brightly colored, painted flat, round rocks. There were numerous events packed into a day that started with a flapjack breakfast on Main St. and ended with a dance in the Kinsmen's beer garden. Donkey pin throwing, steer show, gymkhana, and'square dancing Bonanza Day had them all. Blue skies and heat brought Coaldale residents out for Settlers' Days last weekend. Watching Coaldale residents compete Saturday for trophies donated by local businesses drew about people to the rodeo grounds east of town. Winners in the rodeo events were, bull riding: first, Ken Slater of Lethbridge, second, Jerry Lunde, and a tie was declared for third between Ike Johansen and Brian Johan- Calf roping: Ted Brantner of Wrentham and Lonny Madison, and Len.Thielen of Milk River. Junior barrel racing: Deb- bie Brantner of Wrentham. Open barrel racing: Donna Brantner of Wrentham; Mary Ann Handsame, Sunny side; and' Carol Skelding of Lethbridge. Junior steer riding: Ken Ober, Ready made, Tommy Corey, Coaldale. Wild cow milking: Jack Regehr, Coaldale, Tommy Miller, Readymade and Roy Thomas, Picture Butte. The parade Saturday drew about spectators. Winners were, preschool: Trevor Little, first, Allison Tomiyama, second and Lyimette Coyne, third, school- age, Bradley Cox, SheraMine Tomiyama and Cindy La Valley, playground: Mother Goose Playground of McNally, Coaldale Swimming Pool and Hardieville Playground. Clubs: Coaldale Pythian Sisters and Coaldale Senior Citizens and Coaldale Kinsmen, churches: Coaldale United Church and Coaldale. Buddhist Church, local com- mercial: Steve's Quality Meats and Confectionery, Marten's IGA and Harms Confectionery. Outside commercial: Engineered Homes, Southern Alberta Co-op and McCallum Saddlery, novelty: Vamhall bicycle group, CoaMafe OFY group and Darei Nachay. Honorable mentions went to the Coaldale band, the Lethbridge Shrine band, the City of Lethbridge float and the Canada Winter Games float. A special mention was given to the RCMP personnel who led the parade. Picture Butte winners collect in prizes PICTURE BUTTE (Staff) The Picture Butte and District Agricultural Society paid out about 9560 in prize money to winners in its 7th an- nual Jamboree Days parade here Monday. About people lined the streets of this town 20 miles north of Lethbridge to watch what one official termed "as good a parade as we have ever had." The one-hoar parade started at 11 a.m. A list of winners follows: Non-cornrnercial float: LDS. Church and Elks and Order of Uic Royal Purple in a combin- ed entry. Commercial float: Southern Alberta Co-operative and Or- cutt's Esso. Youth float: Picture Butte Playground Association and Opportunities For Youth. Decorated non-commercial car: Iron Springs Unifarm and Picture Butte Happy Old- timers' Club. Decorated commercial Helen's Beauty Shop and Pic- ture Butte Auction Market. Family group: Etta Toth, Picture Butte and Ken Lumley, Coalhurst. Antique Haney. Picture Butte. Decorated bike: Bilcik, Turin and Chris Sawa, Picture Butte. Non-organized group: Barrhill Social Club of Barrhill, eight miles northwest of Picture Butte and Centennial Ave., Picture Butte. Most original adult entry: Bill Nagy, Picture Butte. PHIL ILLINGWORTH photos Settlers9 Days Settling down on the sidewalks'1 of Coaldale for the annual Settlers', Days parade, town and district-resi- dents look as grim as a farmer with a broken plow. Lethhridge entry wins Milk River Bonanza Parade MILK RIVER Judges named the City of Lethbridge "Salute to the RCMP" float the grand winner of the 7th annual Milk River Bonanza "Day parade Monday. Second in the overall grand awards category was the Milk River LDS Church float and third was the Border Counties Hospital entry. Among winners were, family section: Norman Vornbrock, Ray Swanson, Bob Laackmann. l Church float: Milk River LDS Curch, Allerston Catholic Women's League and Milk River Lutheran Church. Walking adult: Beth Douglas and Ed Henline. Decorated car: J. D. Body Shop. Fort Restaurant and Alberta Wheat Pool. Youth organization: Milk River 4-H Beef Club, Milk River Guides and Brownies. Miscellaneous section: City of Lethbridge "Salute to and Border Counties Hospital. clubs: Milk River Elks, TOPS, and Cputts- Sweetgrass International Lions Club. Novelty: Milk River Heritage Hall Oldtimers' Club. Equestrian family group: Winters family of Milk River. Equestrian glamor: Betty O'Donnell, Monna Spencer. Adult western: 'Wes Newhouse, Leon Orr and Elsie Halmrast. Children's western: Tracy Schmidt, Sandra Schmidt and Gillian Mills. Riding club, Coutts International 4-H Horse Club. Children's novelty: Peggy Snow, Maureen Snow and Jo Ellen Madge. Group of children: Tammy Balog, Doug Hulit, ston. Kim Schmidt and Clifford Theilen. Thirty Lethbridge yards judged in Friday test Lethbridge's amateur gardeners' yards were judged Friday in the Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society's annual grounds and garden competition. Stephanie Wolstoncroft, secretary-treasurer of the society said more than 30 entries were received in seven categories. Placing first, second and third, respectively, in the grounds less than 50 feet were Alice Rea, 613 18th St. S., Herb Kirkland, 2014 9th Ave, S., and Harry Van de Coevering, 614 12th St S Grounds over 50 feet was won by R. A. Kimberley, 191814th St. S., followed by Byron Nilsson, 1326 Mayor Magrath Dr composite category was won by Harvey Weins, 1401 19th St. N. Kosta Ostaficiuk, 1521 Lakeshore Rd., placed second, and Art Layfield, 2205 Scenic Dr.. third. Mrs. Wolstoncroft, 726 22nd St. N., placed first in vegetable gardens, followed by Joe Csurka, 532 20th St. N and H E Klosson, 410 27th St. S. Pete Sadowski, 111112th St. C N., placed first in the unusual garden competition, B, Spencer, 2429 9th Ave. N., placed second and John Paskuski, 426 24th St. S., placed third. The commercial grounds category was won by the Edith Cavell Nursing Home, followed by the downtown A and W drive- in and the Lethbridge Public Library. award was made in the new grounds category.