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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FLASH! Have a Family Re-Union This Christmas. Bring your families from Britain and Europe to Canada on tno Low Winter 22 45 day excursion faro. For rosorvuHons and informal-ion contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The Lethbtidge Herald SECOND SECTION lAitlibridtje, Alhcrla, 'I'ucMlay, August 15, 1972 PACKS 11 TO NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4th AVE. S. PHONE 328-712! "Do you have a ipare pair of glcmet lor holiday Health unit, venereal disease clinic, VON available Hy MAKLKNH Ilcmlil Slair Writer 'I'lio Cily clh Health Unit, located at 1st St. and 511) Ave. S., will undertake ev- erything from post natal I service to in- s cot control- find its ser- vices arc available to anyone at no charge. The clinic is directed by A. A. Uyrnc, and staffed by seven nurses and two health inspectors. Preventive measures are taken hy providing baby clin- ics, liomevi siting to new mothers and immunization of children through schools, ami to anyone international travel. The clinic provides informa- tion and treatment for com- municable diseases .such as venereal disease, measles, chicken pox and infections hepatitis. Checks are made for luber- culosis, and the contacts of .such illnesses as typhoid or salmonella lire immunized, Home visiting care is al.so provided in these cases. There is a part-time dental service for children, when; their leetli can be (realed with ftourido and cleaned. In most cases, they are also re- ferred to a dentist. Preventive public talks on dental care are given, as well as A radiographer is employ- ed part-lime for x-ray work. The clinic tests hearing and vision, treats the emotional problems of children and keeps a file on the handicap- ped. Accidental poisonings are Investigated. The health inspectors visit on request all places where food is handled, and investi- gate landlord tenant com- plaints of improper health conditions in housing, A routine sampling is made of water and milk supplies. Second in series Coin laundries are ir.Gpeeled and Ihe chlorine conlent ot swimming pools is checked. A mosquito and fly control program is also undertaken by the unit. People may call 317-2160 for clinic appointments or re- quests for inspection, during office hours Monday to Fri- day, VD CLINIC Free diagnosis anci free treatment are supplied to anyone found to have con- tracted venereal disease, at the division of sot'ial hygiene located in the basement of the Jxjthbridge Municipal Hospital. The aim of the clinic is the prevention and control of VD, iiays Mrs. M. Larson, clin- ic supervisor and registered public health nurse. Free drugs are supplied to qualified physicians for the treatment of their putier.ts. Other activities of the clinic include consultative services to doctors and department of health and social development com muni ly worke rs, grou p teaching and public health education. One of the activities "very basic to the program" is the tracing of sources ar.d con- tacts of vcneral disease, said Mrs. Larson. She said there has been no great change in the preval- ence of VD Jn the area, al- though in many larger cen- tres it is said to have reach- ed epidemic proportions, "The jntake in our clinic is greater, hut I think we are .seeing more people they are becoming more knowledgeable and aware of the services offered here. Younger pc-ople discuss it more freely "I don11 think there aro more cases in the city, In any ea.sc, what we have is notli- ing compared to the U.S." 'Ihe clinic phone lo call for a confidential ap- pointment is Parents arc not notified. VON The Victorian Order of Nurses provides professional nursing care to acute and chronic pa- tients of any age in their homes on a visit basis. The three registered nurses, Tomoc Hironaka, Karen Ur- quhart and Tina Frieson, work eight hours daily during the week, and alternate after hours and on weekends in order to make essential calls. Their services are also available to anyone ill at home in the County of Lcth- bridge. j Visits may involve dress- ings, injections, treatments, general care, rehabilitation exercises and other nurslng services as instructed hy lha physician. The VON provides health Instruction to new mothers with problems, young or old, and holds classes for expec- tant parents. There Is a charge of for the pre-natal classes, but all other services arc graded on the patient's ability to pay. Tiie VON office is in the Lethbridge MurJcipal Hospi- tal, phone 327-4531, Preschool services has new teacher What has become known as Project in Lethbridge will have a new name, new teacher, new school and (o some extent a new program this year. Pali Wigclsworth, a na- tive of Grande Prairie, will senior teacher for bridge Preschool Services, which will use two classrooms in Galbrailh Elementary School. The project is co-financed hy UK; province and the Cily of Jjeth bridge Preventive Social Services department. Miss Wigelfiworth, who has a B. Ed. specializing in early childhood education, will be as- sisted by two teacher aides, who will be chosen Ixilween now and when the project's classes start Aug. 211. Maurice I-andry, chairman of ihe project hoard and director of elementary education for the Jj-eUibridge separate school dis- trict, explained that the had decided a wider hfi.se was needed Ihe program in Ijethbridge and he it grow beyond Ihe two class- es planned this year. Mr. hnndry, president for two years of Ihe Alberta Teachers1 Association early childhood ed- ucation cour-cil, said the pro- ject will help all prc-school chil- dren found eligible, and this year will particularly add han- dicapped students of four and five years old. Miss WigcLsworth will both teacher and program co-ordin- ator, and one of her aides will Hpccialk7Xi in work with iiic han- dicapped students. Basically, the program aims fit providing specialized educa- tion for students who will Itc starting Grade In a year or two and who, for a variety of reasons, will likely start with- out as much practice at being educated as other students. Without the Lethbridge Pre- school Services program, such students, no matter how capa- ble they arc, will have difficulty competing with other Grade Js. Miss Wigelsworth taught Grade 2 for a year in Grande Pra i ri e, and whi Ic atlcnding university in Edmonton also worked in an experimental ele- menlary education program. "This year we hope lo en- courage as much involvement :jy Ihe project children's par- ents as she said. "We nlso plan to Involve the community. "We'll bring in people to talk Eo the children, ynd we'll take Die students out lo visit farms and dairies and everything we think will help them lo know Lhoir community heller." Similar activities have been undertaken by the program In past years, but Miss WigcLs- worth said ,siic hopes to see even more of them this year, along with a number of innova lions. She's also looking for volun- teer assistants of all ages: she can be contacted al Galbraith during the day, at 327-3653. LEROY'S PLUMBING 8 GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 328-6103 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwnrtl Bldg. 222 Sill SI. S. Phono CCHS registrations lids iveck schedule of rcgistra lions, confirmation and rcceipl of timetables for students at lending Catholic Central lligl School has been released b; school principal S. W. Sawicki. Grade 10 students are lo re port lo the school this Thursday between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 01 lictwccn 7 p.m. and 0 p.m. Grade II students arc to re- port on Friday, during the same hours and Grade 12 slu are lo report on Monday Aug. 21, also during the sami period. School officially starts AUR 23 with all students from Grade H to 12 cxpecled at a.m. Classes will dismiss foi the day at n.m. All buse: will be running on Iheir regu Inr routes. OWN YOUR OWN 2-WAY RADIO SYSTEM CITIZEN BAND EQUIPMENT IN STOCK CB Mobile Units 23 Channel Power Adaptors for Base Stations Mobile Antennas Base Antennas Cliooio from tueh namoi ai JOHNSON JANA TOKAI ANTENNA SPECIALISTS HUSTLER Soo them now at ANGLO STEREO PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE 419 5th ST. S. PHONE 328-664T SIDEWALK RIDE-IN Mark Wrighr, after peddling the distance of Route 6 (better known as 614 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3555 Alia operaling WATERTON PHARMACY LTD. tn Watarlon NaHonol Park Annual city census in April .The annual census will be laken by the city in April, be- ginning next year, council de- cided Monday. City Manager Tom Nutting requested the April census while suggesting a special cen- sus, scheduled for next month, be called off. In a letter to council, Mr. Nutting said the April census would provide the city with the most accurate count ot the number of people living here. In previous years, the census has been taken in January. The special census would have been the second this year. Mr. Nutting had requested it Common problem Mental retardation is the most common of all childhood disabilities, according to the Lethbridge and District Asso- ciation lor the Mentally Re- tarded. It handicaps twice as many cliildrcn as cerebral palsy, rheumatic heart dis- eases and blindness combined. Three out of 100 children are born mentally retarded to some degree. after lie found the results o{ the January count to be inaccurate. A prime consideration for wanting another census was to confirm the city's commitment to develop Westbridge. Since an Alberta Housing Corporation survey has provided that con- firmation, the census is no long- er necessary, Mr. Nutting said. CUFF BLACK, Certified Dental BLACK DENTAL LAB lower Level MEDICAL DENIAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 CORMNG WARE PORTABLE COUNTER SAVERS Blue Cornflower, floral bouquet, plain white, sixes 11" x 15" ond 16" x PRICED KOM 12.50, 19.95 CORNING WARE 6" SQUARE TRIVETS Blue Cornflower, floral bouquet and plain while. PRICED FROM 2.25 Call 327-5767 DOWNTOWN No Fuss! Convenient! Delicious! READY TO SERVE Ideal For: STAFF PICNICS FAMILY GATHERINGS Choice of: Kentucky Frie OR: SUCED CUTS OF BEEF, HAM OR TURKEY with salads buHered rolfs pastries Altroelively Displayed ready for your Buffel Toblsl REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY! Young men or women lo work ai Chicken al our Take Slores Phona ErTe SmiSh at 328-7756. DELIVERED ANYWHEREI FOR FURTHER DETAILS FOOD and PASTRY SHOP 2201 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328.8161 170) M.M. DRIVE PHONE (528-7751 ;