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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta District The Lethbridge Herald Local news SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, August Pages 13-24 Weekend celebrations provide western fun stvle celebrations, complete with pancake breakfasts, bands, pretty gills and horses took place at Nanton, Picture Butte Milk River and Coaldale on the weekend and district residents witnessed a 1' j-hour parade that started at the J T Foster School wound through the town, ihen alimg 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 at the Nanton Communitv Centre followed by a bingo Picture Butte Gloria Nemecek was crowned queen ot Jamboree Days at a dance Mondav night It climaxed a day of rodeo and chariot races in which Billy Hamrnon of Turin won the wild cow riding and racing events. Lonny Madison took the cah roping Dean Derozak won the bovs steer riding and Cindy Rocket took the girls riding Norm Davies of the Lethbridge Hilltoppers won the ponv chariot racing The Junior Gv mkhana flag picking event was won bv Lois Davies and the junior barrel racing was copped by Debbie Brantner Lois Davies also showed the best junior trail horse and the senior flag-picking was won bv Wavne Soenen of Monarch 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 Skvlmers of Great Falls, Mont, an award- winning drum and bugle band, thrilled the crowd with precision marching and plaving 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 95. 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. A special attraction Mon- day evening was donkey baseball Milk River Bonanza Day draws about persons 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 1.000 people who viewed the Bonanza Day parade here Monday There was no Bonanza Daj 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 over-all 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 prayer." and Magic carpet to slenderness" (TOPS) The Lethbridge Desert Corps Shnners 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 12 30 Norman Vornbrock. 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 plav safelv or might end up like this skeleton in the Woikmen s Compensation Board saieiv booth The Alberta department of lands and forests showed stuffed birds and animal'; and the St John Association provided a iest centre The art show included oil paintings bv John Brummell David S c h a m h e r Eva Brewster and Olive The photograpln section included a series on the 1968 Milk River elevator fire and an eight-photo panorama of Lookout Hill at Stone Provincial Park bv Richard Welsh Irene Welsh showed a marvelous decoupage of I" S illustrator Harvev 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 bv Aime and Maxme Croteau Lena Lyall of the town showed her 'lawn bugs brightly colored painted flat round rocks There were numeious events packed into a that started with a flaoj ick breakfast on Mam St and ended with a dance in the Kinsmen's beer garden Donkey baseball rolling pin throwing steer show gymkhana and'square dancing Bonanza had them all Blue skies and heat brought Coaldale residents out for Settlers' Days last weekend Watching Coaldale residents compote Saturday tor trophies donated by local businesses drew about 1.000 people to the rodeo grounds east ol town Winners in the rodeo events were bull riding first. Ken Slater of Lethbridge, second, Jerrv Lunde and a tie was declared for third between Ike Johansen and Brian Johan- sen Call roping Tod Brantner of Wrontham 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. Readymade, Tommy Corey, Coaldale Wild cow milking: Jack Regehr, Coaldale, Tommy Miller, Readyrnade and Roy Thomas, Picture Butte. The parade Saturday drew about spectators. Winners were, preschool Trevor Little, first, Allison Tomiyama, second and Lynnette Coyne, third, school- age- Bradley Cox, Sheraldine 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. Vauxhall bicycle group, Coaldale OFY group and Darel 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 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 Lethbndge to watch what one official termed "as good a parade as we have ever had." The one-hour parade started at 11 a.m. A list of winners follows Non-commercial float- LDS Church and Elks and Order of me 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 Umfarm and Picture Butte Happy Old- timers' Club Decorated commercial car Helen's Beauty Shop and Pic- ture Butte Auction Market Family group Etta Toth Picture Butte and Ken Lumlev Coalhurst Antique car Dick Hanev Picture Butte Decorated bike 'Harlem1 Bilcik, Turin anrt Chris Sawa, Picture Butte Non-organized group Rarrhill Social Club of H a r i h 111 eight miles northwest of Picture Butte and Centennial Picluie Butte Most original adult entiv Bill Nagv Picture Butte PHIL ILLINGWORTH photon Settlers" Days Settling down on the sidewalks of Coaldale for the annual Settlers Days parade, town and district resi- dents look as grim as a farmer with a broken plow Lethbridge entry wins Milk River Bonanza Parade MILK RINER Staff i Judges named the Citv of Lethbi idge Salute to the RCMP float the grand winner of the 7th annual Milk River Bonanza Dav parade Mondav Second in the overall grand awards category was the Milk Rivei LDS Church float and third was the Border Counties Hospital entrv winners were familv section N'orman Vornbrock Ray Svvanson Bob Laackmann "Church float Milk River LDS Curch Allerston Catholic Women s League and Milk River Lutheran Church adult Beth Douglas and Ed Henline Decorated car J D Bodv Shop Fort Restaurant and Wheat Pool Youth organization Milk River 4-H Beef Club. Milk River Guides and Brownies Miscellaneous section On of Lethbndge Salute to RCMP and Border Counties Hospital Communitv clubs Milk River Elks TOPS and Coutts- Sweet grass International Lions Club Novelty Milk River Heritage Hall Oldtimers Club Equestrian familv group Winters familv of Milk River Equestrian glamor Bettv 0 Donnell Monna Spencer western Wes N'evvhouse 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 novelK Peggy Snow Maureen Snow and Jo Ellen Madge Group of children Tammv Balog Doug Hulit Karen John- ston Kim Schmidt and Clifford Theilen Thirty Lethbridge yards judged in Friday test Lc'lhhndpe s amateur gardeners' yards were judged Friday in the Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society's annual grounds and garden competition Stephanie 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 We S and Harry Van de Coevenng. 614 12th St S Grounds over 50 feet was won by R A Kimberley. 1918 14th St S followed by Bvron Nilsson 1326 Mayor Magrath Dr The composite category was won by Harvey Weins. 1401 19th St N Kosta Ostaficmk 1521 Lakeshore' Rd placed second and Art Layfield. 2205 Scenic Dr third Mrs Wolstoneroft, 726 22nd St N placed first in vegetable gardens, followed by Joe Csurka. 532 20th St N and H E Klosson. 41027th St' S Pete Sadowski. 1111 12th 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 comnlereial grounds category was won bv the Edith Cavell Nursing Home followed by the downtown A and W dnve- m and the Lethbndge Public Library No award was made in the new grounds category ;