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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta gfeiff pays tribute to its talented native son Cowboy king Arnold Haraga honored 1, THt U1HWUOCI HHAID 3 By GEOFF TAGG Herald Correspondent FOREMOST Champion cowboy Arnold Haraga topped off his most successful year ever recently, as relatives and friends of his native village of Skiff gathered in his honor at the Community Hall. About 100 people converged on the tiny hamlet from all over southern Alberta to honor the 1970 professional Canadian All-Round Champion and Steer Wrestling Champion. For Arnold, this was the most successful of his 12 years in professional rodeo. His skill and persistence have won him the top honors last year, but he's doing what he enjoys best, and doing it better than anyone else. At best Arnold can only be c a 11 e d a part time cowboy. About half of his year is spent farming near Skiff where he has about two sections usually under wheat and barley. He also keeps small herds of calves and Mexican steers, and it is with these that he keeps hi fighting trim as he practises for long hours at his own pri- vate rodeo grounds on his land, Arnold took in about 35 of the professional rodeos in 1970 and only missed the others through planning problems. He was for- tunate to be injury free for the season. On display at the Com munity Hall were many of the trophies and awards he won during the season, including the championship saddles. Last year Arnold turned to bareback riding when it be- came obvious that he and form er Canadian champion Kenny McLean were both in with a fighting chance at the titles Arnold's main two events ar steer wrestling and calf roping Although, it was the first tim in five years he had ridde bareback, he acquitted himsel well in his first outing, finish ing second, at Vermilion. H was on the way! MEETS CHALLENGE It is difficult when looking a the 170 pound cowboy witt the permanent grin to visualiz him tangling with steers weigh ing four times as much as he but this in itself is a tribute tc this remarkable man. His ded cation, and enthusiasm is example which any youngste would do well to follow. He ready to meet the challeng and to give to the utmost his ability. Despite the fierce rivalry be- tween Arnold and Kenny Mc- Lean, which went right down t the line this year, the com radeship on the circuit showe through even when the pressure was on. In many of the rodeos MI Lean and Haraga teamed up i the bull dogging, with Kenn 100 Copies plus lax cting as hazer for Arnold. In le tight finish at the end it Kenny using Arnold's horse when his own was not available t the crucial time. Some top names were on and to pay their respects to Arnold. Harold Mandeville, winging more than 20 years of rodeo experience to his audi- ence, recalled experiences on the circuit that he had shared with the other guests. Although now living in Lethbridge, Har- old, too, lived in the Skiff area, and was winning cham- pionships while Arnold was teaching himself to rope by roping hay bales back home. A master of the satirical quip, Harold had the audience in stitches as he recalled past memories of Skiff school and highlights of the 1970 rodeo sea- son. Another guest was the well- known cowboy and friend of Arnold's, Malcolm Jones of Lethbridge. Malcolm also re- called humorous incidents of ARNOLD HARAGA The Skiff cowboy, Canada's 1970 all-round and steer wrestling champion, poses with mony of the trophies he won during the year at Arnold Haroga Night in Skiff. Library posts filled RAYMOND (HNS) Mayor Robert Graham, and council have appointed Gerald Gibb and Mrs. Jack Nilsson to the Raymond Public Library Board for. a two-year term. Mr. Gibb is the principal of the elementary school and is a former member of the library board, having served for a Dividend declared 7269 Third TABER (HNS) On "com-' ing of age" and at its 21st an- nual meeting, Taber Sugar Makers Credit Union declared a whopping dividend of 6% per cent on savings. Savings at the year-end ac- counted for of the cred- it union's total liabili- ties, with in other forms of savings. On loan to members Dec. 31 was The year's expenses, includ- ing year-end reserves, stood at 33 per cent of the of in- come mainly interest on mem- bers' loans at 8 2-3 per cent true interest rate. Of the 134 members, 64 were present at the dinner meeting, and 72 had been borrowers dur- ing the year using for a variety of purposes. There have been no write-offs on the 000 loaned during more than 21 years. There are no delinquent loans. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blairmore Phong 562-2149 The report of the board of di- rectors by president Brownie Rolfson, and the supervisory committee report by Earl Ged- iaman indicated the very sat- isfactory and successful opera- tion of the credit union. The treasurer's report and financial statement were given by Dale Clifton. Elected to the board of di- rectors were Ross Gibb, Gor- don Laurie, Earl Gedlaman and Alien West, replacing Mr. Rolf- son and Herbert Taylor whose terms expired, and Dennis Tur- in and Fred Turner whose em- ployment necessitated retire- ment. Hemaining on the board is Dr. Peter Bergen. Wilbur F. Towle succeeded Mr. Gedlaman on the supervis- ory committee, and will serve with Leroy Erickson and Roy Woolley. Under recent Credit Union Act and by-law changes, the credit committee, formerly elected by the members, will be appointed by the directors at Uieir organization meeting. >eriod of nine years somi rears ago. Mrs. Nilsson is em )loyed at the Raymond Medi :al Clinic. Members of the library >oard as it now stands for the John L. Evans, George Jchneidt, appointed hi October .0 fill tie unexpired term Godfrey Holmes and the tw lew members. Mun Takeda the member from the Ray mond Town Council. The two retiring members Jack Nishiyama and Mrs Elsie Mitchell, declined reap pointment. The board will bi organized at the February meeting. Other appointments made b the council were Mrs. J. Palmer to the Northern Are Recreation Board. Mrs. Ba bara MacPhee resigned from the post. Joseph Kirkham was re-ei gaged as Building Inspect! and L. D. Watson auditor fo the town of Raymond. OPEN TONIGHT DON'T MONKEY AROUND WITH YOUR INCOME TAX COMPLETE RETURNS Monkeying around with your lax return can cost you money, let H R Block prepare, check and fluaranfee your return for accuracy. You'll go apa when you sea how fast, easy and inexpensive it h at H R Bfoefc. E GUARANTEE Wo qumanlce accvrole prtparalian of every return. If vrc .tunic any errors that coit you any penolly er inferctl, we will pay thfl penalty cr intcrctt. Canada's largest Tax Service with over 5000 offices in North America. 815 THIRD AVE. SOUTH 9-9 Weekdays, 9-5 Sat. Phone 327-3712 I -NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY-. Church hall is purchased BELLEVUE (CNP Bureau) The Pass Gospel Church has purchased the former St. Fran- ces Anglican Church Hall, one block north of the Municipal building in Bellevue. The hall will' be used to han- dle the overflow of persons from the Sunday school. The classes are divided between the church and the new hall. Pastor at the Church is David L. Bobbins, B.R.E., of Hillcrest and the board of Dea- cons and members include Jim Pizzey, John Koch. Bob Grey Phillip Collett and Norman Stelter. Affiliated with the Canadian Sunday School Mission, the Pass Gospel Church holds Sun- day School at 11 a.m. and Sun- day evening service at Tuesday evenings from on is devoted to "Hour 01 Power" and on Wednesdays "Young T c c n Fellowship' begins at 7 p.m. CORRECTION PICTURE BUPTE (HNS) Correcting the New Years baby announcement from the Picture Butte Municipal Hospi- tal: born to Mr. and Mrs Charles Osecn of Calgary was the first baby of the New Year. A boy on Jan. 2 at a.m. New lagoon for Magrath MAGRATH (HNS) Eng neers have started a prelim nary survey for a new lagoc disposal system in Magrath. t has been the case with man other communities, the provi rial government has ordered change so effluent will not po lute streams. Sewers were installed in M grain in 1929. The original di posal plant along Potho Creek has been augmented se eral times to carry the extr load of industries. D. G. Mathieu, consulting e gineer of Calgary, is no taking levels of Magrath sei ers to determine the best plai for the outfall. The lagoon scheduled to be in operatii sometime this year. IB rodeo circuit in paying his ibute to Arnold. Master of ceremonies for the was Fergus Russell, ho introduced speakers and table guests, including AT- old and Kaye Haraga, Harold Pearle Mandeville and enry and Doreen Jurgens. An award on behalf of the Jtiff Community Association which sponsored the as presented to Arnold by enry Jurgens in recognition his outstanding year. It was i engraved trophy. Fergus Russell presented a ouquet of flowers to Arnold's wife Kaye, a former Miss Rodeo anada, on behalf of the Corn- unity. Pearl Mandeville also lad a presentation for Kaye on ehalf of the rodeo wives who ere all the poorer as a result Arnold's outstanding year. OVING SPEECH Arnold himself liad a chance i get back at his 'friends' for 11 the stories they had told him in their tributes. In a loving speech of thanks to the ommunity, which he called imax of his successful year, told of many humorous ind- ents and set the record traignt on the 1970 rodeo year. Doing something because you njoy it, as Arnold does rodeo, one thing, but doing it better mn anyone else in Canada is nother. It required hard work, edication, practice, skill, a ense of humor and an element f good fortune. All these quali- es and more are to be found n Arnold. He's not content with allure, but analyzes his mis- akes and goes right back and ractises until hs gets it right. so doing he has become a master of his craft. It is prob- bly because he is a master lat he had learned how to void injury and therefore re- main on the circuit. He has not lad a serious injury since the early days of his career, but what he might call a serious injury and what another may call it, may be two different things! Arnold has shown he can >eat the best in Canada. He las also beaten some of the best in the U.S., but the shortness of the Canadian sea son works against him here. In he U.S. it is possible to rodeo n every month of the year Arnold believes that it is only !ack of sustained practice am competition that prevents more Canadians from being worl beaters. And this year? Arnold will probably again tackle the bare- back broncs along with th steers and calves, and one again attempt to win the all round title. And it couldn't hap pen to a nicer guy if he doe win it for the second tune. To discuss senior home in Crowsnest BELLEVUE (CNP Bureau Need for a senior citizen home in the Crowsnest Pass to be discussed at a publi meeting to be held in the Belle crest Senior Citizens' Glut room in the municipal buildin in Bellevue at p.m. c Thursday. It has been reported thi there are a great number senior citizens in the distri who would be interested in e tering such a home if one wer built in the Crowsnest Pass s that the guests would be clos enough to their original home to be near their friends an relatives. Persons interested in wor ing for and promoting such home for the Crowsnest Pas are urged to attend this vei important meeting. More i formation may be obtained b phoning the Preventive Soci Service office at 562-2331 Blair more. COUNTRY NEWS These Are Thelethbtidge Herald Correspondents in Your Area MAGRATH MRS. MILDRED MARKER P.O. Box 97 MASINASIN MRS. FRANCIS MUELLER P.O. Box 329, Milk River MONARCH MRS. JACOB DEKKER P.O. Box 61 NANTON MRS. MARY BENSON P.O. Box 314 MOUNTAIN VIEW MRS. MAXINE HANSON Gen. Dtl. Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising; NEW RADAR UNIT Cpl. Rod MacDonald of ths Claresholm RCMP is shown with the newly-purchosed portable radar unit. Town council ordered the purchase of the compact traffic speed checking unit at a cost of It is similar in appearance to a car speedometer, showing speeds from five to 100 miles an hour. It can be operated by one man and is to be used within the town limits to enforce traffic speed WORKS! CANADIAN WOMEN READ WHAT SAY ABOUT omens Cl> itcincj I LOST 28 POUNDS AND 36 INCHES OVER-ALL. MRS. MARTIN, tendon, Ont. LOST 18 POUNDS AND 21 INCHES IN 18 VIS- ITS. MISS HAMILTON, Ottawa, Ont. I LOST 104 INCH [S AND 8 POUNDS IN JUST 8 VISITS. MRS. WILLIAMS, Calgory, Alia. I LOST INCHES AND 10 POUNDS IN 16 VISITS. MRS. NEARY, St. John's, Nfld. Why not moke it work for you? 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