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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, February 3, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 BILL GROENEN photo Conclave A band of mule deer pick their way across a stuble field near Del Bonita. Most big game animals have had an easy winter so far, as heavy snows have faile'd to hinder their foraging. After an easy winter, the number of does which bear twins in the spring is much greater. New K ananas kis junction proposed on Highway 3 BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Possibility of the Kananaskis Highway having a new southern entrance to Highway 3 was disclosed at a. highway impact study meeting held with Blairmore council and local citizens this week. The matter came up when a local citizen asked Al Werner of the provincial planning branch of the highways and transport if the Kananaskis highway was to be paved. It was indicated that the highway would eventually be paved and that it could have its entrance, changed to Lundbreck via the Gap or possibly the entrance could be built at Frank or Bellevue via Lille. The present entrance to the Kananaskis highway is at Coleman and the first 12 miles of the highway is used heavily by coal trucks hauling coal from Vicary mine to the cleaning plant at Coleman. This lessens its desirability as a recreation road or regular car traffic route. Changing the entrance to the Kananaskis would not mean that it would be closed since it Rodeo future bleak at Taber Ratepayers' meeting cancelled TABER (HNS) Despite good attendance at last year's annual ratepayers' meeting, the Taber Municipal District council has cancelled this year's meeting. Under provisions of the Municipal Government Act, the MD council this week decided to follow the lead of the Cardston Municipal District and the Warner Coun- ty and not hold the meeting. However, if a petition sign- ed by five per cent of the MD population of about re- quests a meeting, the reeve is under obligation to call it. More than 300 signatures would be required on such a petition. The council approved an an- nual grant of to Taber Parkside Manor operating costs, duplicating last year's contribution. A similar grant is available to the senior citizens home at Vauxhall. Completion of the 1974 assessment was extended from Dec. 31 to Jan. 15, and completion of the assessment roll, mailing assessment slips, and posting notices of preparation of the assessment roll was extended from Jan. 15 to Feb. 28. The council was in receipt of advice from the bridge branch, department of highways and transport, that deck repairs for the McLean Bridge over the Oldman River north of Taber have been approved. The work will be done by Bow Island crews and in- volves the replacement of broken and missing planking. TABER (HNS) The future of the annual Taber rodeo looks bleak, members of the Taber Rodeo Associa- tion decided last week. Now in its 35th year, the rodeo isn't winning the sup- port it deserves, say rodeo committee members. The committee has lost five members and a nominating committee is having trouble finding replacements to bring the 15 man board up to full strength. A number of supporting organizations that sponsor concessions have asked for a bigger share of the proceeds. Rodeo contestants contin- ually ask for larger purses. The Taber Businessmen's Association has retired as sponsor of the parade. It is now handled by the Taber Ex- hibition Association. A further lack of interest was shown with the cancella- tion last year of the rodeo queen contest. The rodeo association has honored its commitment to the town by paying toward the purchase of portable bleachers. But the future of the grounds, comprising 44 acres, is also in doubt. The area is being considered by town council as an area for residen- tial expansion. Legion elects NATAL (HNS) Robert Doratty has been elected president of the Michel Natal branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Other officers: Herb Travis, first vice president; John Ward, second vice president; Mickey Man- nion, secretary; Norm Hughes, treasurer; James Grocutt, sergeant at arms; and Robert Martin, service of- ficer. would be maintained as a forestry road. The department of highways maintains the first eleven miles of the Kananaskis and the remaining 128 miles from Coleman to Seebe are maintained by the Alberta forest, service. A feasibility study and preliminary study for construction of new southern entrances to the Kananaskis highway was completed by the department of highways several years ago. Reports indicate that if a dam project on the Old Man river watershed materializes in the next few years the entrance to the Kananaskis yia the Gap and Lundbreck area would be scrapped. Game group trophy day Feb. 15 COALDALE (Staff) The Coaldale Fish and Game Association will hold its an- nual trophy day and Valentine dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Ventura Inn here. President Joe Curtis says game entries will be scored at the Ventura Inn to 12 noon Feb. 15. The trophies will be displayed from 1 to 4 p.m. Entries may be left at Southern Signs or the Len Steinbrenner residence prior to Feb. 15. Mr. Curtis says anyone with a big game trophy many enter it in the challenge trophy event, regardless of whether the head was found or. obtain- ed through hunting. "It will be scored as long as the horns are says Mr. Curtis. Mr. Steinbrenner has donated a trophy for this event. Cable TV planned at Brooks BROOKS (Special) Brooks Cablevision Ltd. has been formed to provide cable television service here if there is sufficient support to justify an application to the Canadian Radio Television Commission. The local firm plans to provide three American channels, including the U.S. public broadcasting system as well as CHAT-TV, Medicine Hat; CFCN-TV, Calgary; and CJOC TV, Lethbridge. The American channels will be brought in by microwave. This will result in a better pic- ture than is available to cablcvision from picking up regular signals, say company officials. South In short Development cited for secrecy TABER (Special) Mayor Arthur H..Avery took time out from the regular agenda of the town council meeting this week to explain the reason for holding closed meetings. The mayor said the closed meetings are held to hear the in- dustrial co ordinator's report. The mayor said that action taken at the closed meetings would have to be brought before a public meeting for final approval. Mayor Avery said that items of business, other than Mr. Gibb's report, may also be discussed at the closed sessions. He said that such items might be matters resulting from Mr. Gibb's report. Iron Springs oldtimers elect IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Jake Dunn has been named president of the Iron Springs Oldtimers Association. Other officers: Everett Sorgard, vice president; Gladys Noble, secretary treasurer; and directors Clarence Dickout, Maggie Oliver, Cyrile Noble and Marie Sorgard. Edward Reiter and Wilfred Alexander were named, to the music committee. The executive will meet in November to plan the year end dance. Bow Island library formed BOW ISLAND (Special) Town council this week approv- ed a bylaw to establish a municipal library here. A library organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Mon- day in the council chambers here. The Bow Island Municipal Library board also met this week and named Rick Anderson president. Lee Ann Anderson is secretary and Willie Wiebe is vice president. The board includes town councillor Walter Strom, Mag Gravelle, Edith Greggains, E. Roy Hadlington, Doreen Marten and William Howard. A treasurer and other committee members will be named Monday. Drop-in centre gets donation FORT MACLEOD (Special) The Fort Macleod Rotary Club last week presented to the Fort Macleod Senior Citizens and Pensioners Association to improve its new drop in centre here. The presentation was made by Rotarians Trevor Norlin and Grey Cressman and represented proceeds from the Rotary Christmas Carol Festival. Oldtimers honored President A. A. Neddow and members Anne Burger, Harry Bedingfield and.H. R. Hart for "out- standing service" to the club. They received gifts. The drop in centre, named the Welcome Mat, is open to oldtimers from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. every day except Sunday. Coaldala Rotary Club elects COALDALE (Staff) Peter Slemko has been elected presi- dent of the Coaldale Rotary Club, succeeding Henry Kroeker. Other officers are: William Holmes, vice Lawrie McCray, treasurer; Len Scheibner, secretary; and Ivan Meyers, sergeant at. arms. New directors are Ralph King and George Enns. Continuing directors are Lou Price and Alton Knapp. Harold Huntrods was named bulletin editor..The new slate of officers will take over July 1. Taber singles meet Tuesday Taber Single Parents club will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the home of Beth Wardell, 5325 55th St. The guest speaker is Laura Kilbach, a worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association, who will discuss a parent seminar. All Taber and area single parents are welcome. Champion Legion installs CHAMPION (HNS) Howard Hagg has been installed presi- dent of the Champion branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Also installed last week by District Commander Ron Hyland of Bow.Island were: John McDougall, first vice president; Ernest Lome Lucas, second Wee president; and H. K. Wallace of Vulcan, secretary treasurer. The executive includes C. J. Versluys, E. N. Farrcll, L. H. Hallett, Andrew Dunipace and R. C. Bach. Trustees are E. D. Nowlin, Mide Beingessner, William Dicmert and John Carlson. 500 attend trophy night An estimated 500 Lethbridge outdoorsmen and women attended the annual trophy night of the Lethbridge Fish and Game Association, many taking home hardware which represented success in the field. Among unusual trophies dis-. played was a elk rack from an animal which Lloyd Mutter took with a bow and arrow. Another exceptionally large trophy was a 15 pound Canada goose taken by E. Senile. The grand champion big game head was that of a caribou taken by Marvin Moser which scored 282.3 points. The grand champion fisherman named was Ted Bochan, who amassed points by taking home trophies for walleye, goldeye and a certificate for the largest sturgeon entered. The predator trophy was won by association President Bob Vair, who scored 365 points. The magpie contest was won by Joe Czurka. First place trophy winners and the weight or point rating of their kill were as follows. Game birds: Goose E. Schile, 15 Ibs., 1 oz.; duck E. Schile. 4 Ibs., 4 oz.; phea- sant Glen Michelson, 3 Ibs., 4 oz. Big Game: Goat Heinz Plontke, 42.4 points; Marvin Moser, 282.3; sheep Ralph Cervo, 167.1; bear Bob Williams, 19 ami Susie Holland, 19; moose Dennis De Boer, 150; elk Lloyd Mutter, 27fi; mule deer Alan Kuzyk, 148.7; whitetailed deer Den- nis De Boer, 149.2; pronghorn antelope Laberne Block, 76.4 Fish: Stream rainbow Joe Pisko, 4 Ibs., 10 brown trout Ron Hahn, 11 oz.; lake rainbow Joe Csurka, 10 ibs., 1 oz.; eastern brook trout Gun- nar Holte, 3 Ibs., 8 oz.; perch Ted Bochan, 1 Ib., 9 oz.; cutthroat trout Ken Rolhe, 3 Ibs.. 14 oz.; pike Tlvo Molnar 22 Ibs., 1 oz., walleye Ted Bochan, 7 Ibs., 11 oz.; goldeye Ted Bochan, 2 Ibs., 6 oz.; lake trout Art Heninger, 15 Ibs., 5'A oz.; Dolly Varden John Androkovich, 2 Ibs.. 7 oz.; Rocky Mountain whitefish Joe Pisko, 2 Ibs.. 7 oz. Fish certificate awards: Ling Art Heninger, 10 Ibs., 11 oz.; lake whitefish Dennis DeVoer, 6 Ibs., 11 oz.; arctic grayling Ray- mond Wager, 1 ib.; sturgeon Ted Bochan. 12 Ibs.. 12 oz.; sucker Brian Bodnark, 2 IL-s., 8 oz. Color photos: Wildlife Peter Elliot of Lomond; nature Roland Maw. Open photos: Roland Maw. Open any year photos: Niels Kloppenborg. FARM FOR SALE ENCHANT DISTRICT Seven quarters deeded half section grazing lease adjoining. Fully modern 3 bedroom dwell- ing; steel quonset 40'x80'. Pos- session immediately. GIBBS REALTY GIBB Phone 757-3820 WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 DAY ONLY-THURSDAY, FEB. 6th 516 3rd Avenue South Nut Door to Bink of Montr.il It's who you know that counts! Get to know The Oshawa Connection The difference is electrifying! The difference is savings! The difference is treat- ment! The difference Is model selections! The difference is immediate financing! The difference is trades! The difference is service! 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