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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, February 5, 1973 - THE lETHBRIDGE HERALD �. % acleod people centennial Figure skating Welding shop closes out Claresholm loses a rugged landmark with the recent closing of Sergeant's Welding. Located at the corner of 50th Ave. and 2nd St. across from the post office, it has operated since March, 1951, by Earl Sergeant. He recently auctioned all his equipment except one welding outfit. Many a horse got its shoes here and many a broken piece of farm machinery was burned together by the talented hands of Earl Sergeant. There just aren't that many blacksmiths left any more. pauu andersen photos Fun Day set PINCHER CREEK (Special) - The Pincher Creek Figure Skating Club held a test day recently. Passing preliminary figures were Michelle Labonte, Shannon Watson, Arlene Elliott and Noreen Smith. Passing the Dutch Waltz were: Debbie Minion, Diane Minion, Dallas Van Tol, Arlene Elliott, Shannon Watson, Noreen Smith and Deanna Bolton. The Canasta Tango was passed by Darlene Jackson, Deanna Bolton, and Noreen Smith. Circus Daze will be the theme for this year's carnival. It will be held March 31. A general meeting will be held in the MD Building at 3 p.m. Feb. 8. Club competitions and the carnival will be discussed. The club's annual competition "Fun Day" will be held Feb. 10. It is hoped all children will participate. Perfection! CLARESHOLM (Special)-Mrs. C. E. Morfitt had a perfect hand in cribbage, 29 points, when playing with her husband at their home here recently. Mrs. Morfitt says she's been placing cribbage for years and this was the first time she has had a perfect hand. FORT MACLEOD (Special)- The annua', meeting cf the Fort Macleod Centennial Society attracted 50 citizens. Election of officers resulted in. the following people heading the town into its anniversary year: Leighton Buckwell, MLA is president for a second term. With him are David Coutts, v'^s-preci^ent in nharae 0f sne-cial events; Charlie Reach, v.'.c9-pres'rient in fx- e f. rrn-licity; Mrs. Jessie Heath, vice-pie- 'dent in charge of Homecoming; C ' :  memhei-s are Floris Lemire, treasurer, Doris Ros-ling, recording se':re'x y, Betty Cook, corresponding secretary, Jean Swihart, news media representative. Representatives from other areas are Staff Sgt. Hank Coulter, RCMP: John Davis and Charlie Edgar, town councillors and members from the Chamber of Commerce and the Historic?! A�so"i"'1on. The new presidents of these groups are Andy Mackay for Chamber and Dr. John Walker for Historical grouo. IMPRESSED Following the president's report which indicated that many plans were well on the way to finalization, Hugh Craig said he was impressed by what had been done by the executive. "The town people are beginning to realize the magnitude of the celebration," he said. A calendar of events is being added to the new brochure which will advertise the Museum, the town and the centennial. This brochure will be given to patrons of the museum and will be mailed to the 5,000 names of Mrs. Heath's homecoming list. The calendar will also be available to private citizens for their own use, and to anyone who writes and requests information. Those interested may address correspondence to Post Office Box 1974, Fort Macleod TOL OZO. Many suggestions were brought before the meeting. They will be dealt with at a special executive meeting on Feb. 9. David Coutts revealed the special events already booked for Oct. 1973 to Oct. 1974. He urged all organizations to finalize their dates in order to have them included in the calendar of events. Feb. 15 is the deadline. Committee assures rural school future West Castle ski races March 31 PINCHER CREEK (Special) - The Westcastle National Federation International Ski Slalom and Giant Slalom. Race, will be held at the West Castle Ski Resort March 31 and April 1. This will be a high calibre race attracting "A" racers from Canada as well as the National Ski Team. Anyone interested in helping with arrangements may contact the race co-ordinator, Jim Booker, 627-4528. FOREMOST (Special) - A decision at the recent meeting of the County of Forty Mile School Committee has assured the immediate future of rural schools at Etzikom, Conquer-ville and Burdett. The committee discussed this matter at length, examing the projected enrolment and programs currently being offered at t'ie?e sc'',"oT^. The conclusion was that each ful service to their respective z.szs, ;.nd ti'at io>- the moment at least, their future existence is not in any danger. It was felt that as long as people in these areas are satisfied with the programs being offered at these institutions, the situation could continue. If parents of some children felt a need for special programs that could not be offered, such as music, the commitee said it would give serious consideration to transporting students to the larger centres where such courses are available. The Burdett school is six miles west of Bow Island, Con-querville is southeast of Bow Island, and Etzikom 17 miles east of Foremost. Sewage loan WARNER (HNS) - Warner has received a $30,000 sewage treatment loan from Ottawa. It was one of six loans, totalling $2,938,505, announced yesterday. Cinderella musical thrills 200 GRANUM (HNS)-About 200 people attended the Variety Night held recently in the Granum High School. The event was sponsored by the Home and School Association. Dean Knapek aid Lloyd Jor-genson shared duties as master of ceremonies. A highlight of the evening was a musical play, Cinderella, presented by the Grade 1 class. The rest of the program consisted of songs by individuals and choral singing by the different classes. The Black Dawn Rock Band played one selection at the conclusion of the program. Gee whiz! Slam! Bam! What a commotion! It was coming from the barn. I raced out of the cookhouse, past the blacksmith shop, through a little grove of oottonwoods and got to the barn door in 15 minutes flat. I threw open the door and looked in. Peepers, the horse with the glass eye like myself, was kicking the stuffing out of his stall. This terrible - tempered little half - Shetland was in a rage. Smash! Crash! Wham! Bam! Thank you mam! Boards were flying in aD directions. I grabbed a bucket of water and let him have it. right across the cheeks. There was one final jump. Then Peepers lifted his tail and fired off one of the saddest whinnies I've ever heard. "You dumb horse," I yelled. "You dummy, dummy, dummy horse! Look what you've done to your stall!" Company was coming so I had to straighten up. It took me about half an hour. Peepers was rolling his glass eye in shame. Then a great wave of sadness swept over me. I threw my arms around him. Tears were rolling down my cheeks. He looked so sad. "Gosh, Peepers, I don't know what gets into me," I said. "You know I have the fondest regard for you. Why do I do it? What spurs me on to this madness? Are we still friends? Oh, gosh, Peepers, I don't deserve to have a horse like you!" He stepped gently on my toe, playing footsy. It was his way. Then I realized what Peepers had been doing. He had been dreaming. He had been dreaming, while standing, and his dreams had led him to buck and jump in his sleep. Peepers has a secret life, a Life that only he knows fully. He dreams he is Tony, the Wonder Horse, riding the trail with Tom Mix. He dreams his is Silver, hi-ho, hi-ho, with the Lone Ranger. On this day at Birdseye Ranch, Peepers was Midnight, the famous bucking horse from Fort Macleod. Poor little Peepers! In real !i!e. a Shetland on his last legs. But in his mind's glass eye, a great bucking horse, a horse of a different color, a magnificent rodeo contestant, the greatest bucking horse ever! It's hard to be angry with Peepers when he's dreaming. And a special goodnight to the finest Morgan horse in the district. Gay's Cinco de Mayo, owned by Ed and Doris Garber of the Clares-holm area. Engineer Mrs. Clack showered ivith gifts PINCHER CREEK (Special) - Mrs. Jack Clack was the guest of honor at a miscellaneous shower held by some 50 friends and relatives. Mrs. Martha Froese, master of ceremonies for the evening, volunteered instructions for Hazel and Jack's future happiness. Mrs. Fro e s e followed this with a prayer. She called on the Misses Norma Dyck, Rose Willms and Peggy Froese who sang two lovely songs, L-O-V-E, and Let There be Peace on Earth. Assisting in opening the gifts were Margaret Williams and Louise Whilson. The hostesses served lunch. Present trophies February 10 N ANTON - The January meeting of the Nanton Fish and Game Association decided the trophy presentation night will be held Saturday, Feb, 10. The evening will be open to the general public. Slides on wildlife will be shown. Trophies will be displayed. The club has requested the provincial government to stock fish in the Kiddies Pool at Chain Lakes. Alberta Wheat Pool honors eight veteran members Displaying commemorative plaques presented to mark the 50th year of the Alberta Wheat Pool and for long-time support to the organization are, from left, Gordon Laing, accepting it on behalf of his mother, the late Mrs. J. Laing; Jim Anderson, accepting on behalf of his father, the late Earl Anderson; Art Grant, Bill Barnes, Gordon Deering, Morris Berg; Ga'nt Gibson accepting for George Gibson; and Raymond Nowlin. Aid science room FOREMOST (Special) - A tender of $4,080 from Park Construction of Taber has been accepted by the County of 40-Mile school committee for ren-novations to the science room at Burdett School. A grant of $4,500 is being made available by the department of education under the School Life Extension Program. The Burdett rennovations to the science room include additional sinks, water outlets and gas and electrical outlets which will facilitate the individualization of instruction. The majority of the work will benefit the elementary students. B'gger exchange? TABER (HNS) - The possibility of extended telephone service to include Hays and Vauxhall on the Taber exchange was held out in a letter from Minister of Telephones and Utilities Len F. Werry. The letter was in answer to a question by Douglas Miller, TELEPHONE NUMBER CHANGE The Crowsnest Pass Genera! Hospital - and - The Pass Ambulance Service NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 562-2831 Taber-Wamer MLA, during the fall session of the Alberta legislature. The letter said in part: "Vauxhall and Hays have requested the service and can possibly be considered for the summer of 1975." Janzen has 49 COALDALE (HNS) - The pee wee hockey league of the south county area has only a six-point spread between first and last place. High pointers arc Robert Janzen of the Canucks with 49 points (34 goals and 15 assists); Marty Seebeck of the Red Wings, 44 points, (29 goals and 15 assists); Werner Duda of the Bruins, 35 points (19 goals and IB assists); Peter Janzen of the Canucks, 34 points (23 goals and 11 assists); and David Ro-manchuk of the Bruins has 31 points (20 goals and 11 assists). Better grounds TABER (HNS) - Improvement to the Taber rodeo grounds costing a total of $4,-645 were made last year, according to a financial report presented to the rodeo committee. The sum of $1,430 was spent by the committee for the provision of an irrigation system comprising a motor driven pump and electrical circuits for irrigating trees planLed at the grounds. Hoop tourney FORT MACLEOD (Special) -Feb. 23 and 24 the F. P. Walshe Flyers will host the 5th annual All Boys Basketball Tournament. Teams from Brooks, Card-slon, Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Claresholm, Fort Macleod and Fernie, B.C., will vie for top honors. Four games will be played Friday commencing at 4, with the eight other play-offs starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Charity auction FOREMOST (Special) - The Foremost Liens Club's third annual Charity Auction will be ! staged Saturday, Feb. 24. It is used to defray expenses in connection with the operation and maintenance of the village swimming pool. Lions will canvass the district, seeking donated and consignment items. Anyone having anything of interest is invited to contact Hap Bates or Vern Arnold. Install officers NATAL (HNS) - The Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 81 installed officers recently at the home of Mrs. Helen Desjardins at Sparwood. Officers were installed by Mrs. Millie Kotek. They are Mrs. Denise Wilson, president; Mrs. Helen Desjardins, vice-president; and Mrs. Margaret Grocutt, secretary. The auxiliary decided to hold all monthly meetings at the home of Mrs. Desjardins. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 8 p.m. William Yanke to preside over Lutherans PINCHER CREEK (Special) -Members of Trinity Lutheran Congregation recently met. Bill Nielsen presided. There was a discussion regarding the 125th anniversary of the Lutheran Church in America and the offering service that will be held. The Key 73 program will also be held. The congregation voted to take part in both programs. William Yanke is the new chairman; Doreen Bastian, secretary; Ken Weins, treasurer; and elders are Bernard Bastian, Ted Whipple and Hans Hasselman. Mrs. Shelah Schmidtke was elected Sunday School superintendent. Rev. R. Schmidtke will install officers Feb. 18. This marks the first time ta the history of the Lutheran Church here that women have been on the church council. opens at Cranbrook CRANBROOK (Special) -C. G. Meckling has opened a new engineering practice here. Originally he came here as an engineer - partner in Selkirk Engineering and Planning Ltd., sister company to Okanagan Planning and Engineering at Kelowna. Prior to that he was Rossland city engineer and since then he has had a stormy 18 months as Cranbrook city engineer, appointment to which was conditional on his separation from SEP, which later closed its office here. He plans to consult in planning, feasibility and economic studies, residental developments and utilities projects in rapidly expanding communities of East Kootenay. Hospital renovations completed at Taber Top junior curlers Marty Atkinson and his mates won the Noble Central School junior bonspiel. From left, Barbie Siray, lead; Jack Hummel, second; skip Atkinson; and David Zeck. The Bob Rogers rink took second spot with Tony Magierowski and Stan Sjogren rinks third and fourth. Reece Mcintosh curlers won the B section. TABER (HNS) - A renova-1 tior program which was three j years in the planning stage, and about one :\:?.r in imnlemetwa- j tion, is nearing completion at Taber General Hospital. The renovations were planned ; to provide unproved patient j care under better operating conditions and for economy of op- j eration, with convenience of -visitors of least concern. > Closing of the main south en- j trance was necessary to estah-1 lish a central nurses' station on t " mr 'i (Ice . '."his at - 'rn will also provide sufficient equipment for an intensive care unit in this area. j Tne e'ltr; nee \ as changed to  the east wing with the admis-s!"">s een;~p nic' ?pm>"'strafon offices shifted from the main to the lower floor. The change v.j.s :-.)(