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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, February 12, 1975 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 15 Cardston MD gives for ambulance Torch visits 'Pass Jerry Beaudry, left, general-secretary of the Sports Canada council presented the Canada Winter Games torch to deputy mayor Ernie Luini at ceremonies held in the Blairmore arena Saturday. Background is Frank Capron, Blairmore repre- sentative on the games council. Also attending the event was Pharley Pheasant, game birds Vicky Cleland of Taber and Eleanor Kubck of Blairmore, and Danny Wpytiuk, consultant of the sports and fitness branch of Alberta Culture, Youth and Recreation. Volleyball competition will be held in the Crowsnesl Consolidated High School Feb. 17-21. South in short Cranbrook gets new vet CRANBROOK (Special) Veterinarian Dr. Robert Clark, formerly of Calgary, is now practising here. He is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinarian College at Guelph and specializes in small animal practice. His wife and two small daughters, Lorelei and Roberta, have joined him here. Elkford wants recreation money ELKFORD The Elkford village council will apply for a provincial recreation grant of to help build a golf course proposed by Henry McLach, president of the Moun- tain Meadows Golf Club. The course would serve residents of the entire Elk Valley, as well as an estimated 450 Elkford residents, including about 90 juniors. It would comprise nine holes, a practice green and driving range. Library completes good year BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Chairman of the Blairmore Community Library Anna Fabro reported to the group's annual meeting that the institution has enjoyed one of its most successful years. Reports presented by Secretary Helen Gibos and Treasurer, Mary Price indicated that a substantial increase in membership has been noted. There are now 116 adult members and 150 junior readers. Operating two days per week, the library circulates an average of 320 books each week. Last year the committee purchased 771 new books which included 305 adult fiction, 140 adult non fiction, 233 juvenile and 93 pre-school books. Hospital auxiliary elects BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Doreen White of Bellevue has been elected president of the Crowsnest Pass General Hospital Auxiliary. Other officers are: Olive Dingreville, past president; Margaret Hereford, secretary; Edith Aebli, treasurer; Paula Peter, first vice president; and Ruby Cleave, second vice president. Socred nominations set for 23rd Plant plans proceed CARDSTON (Staff) The Apex Seed and Feed Plant Construction Company of Calgary will complete two sets of plans and cost es- timates for a proposed Spring Coulee seed cleaning plant, Cardston Municipal District secretary treasurer R.' W. Legge told the MD council Monday. "There'are three firms that want to build the he said.. Apex would probably build a wooden plant with a bushel storage capacity for about or a steel plant with bushels storage capacity for about he said, noting "these are not firm figures." The MD council has pledged and will likely have to pledge to get construction started on a site west of Spring Coulee. Shareholders have raised and will likely have to raise another to meet their share of the three way financing involving the province. The next step will be a meeting with an official of the department of industry to launch the seed cleaning plant co operative. Meanwhile, Coun. Beswick, of Spring Coulee requested Mr. Legge to contact Marathon Realty again with a view to obtaining a site for the plant near rail tracks at Srp- ing Coulee. An elevator was recently torn down and the site could be available, said Coun. Beswick, adding that it might be an advantage sometime in the future to have rail service. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Len Hotte, secretary treasurer of the Pincher Creek Crowsnest Constituency Social llCSB Credit Party has announced that nominations for a candidate for MLA will be held in the Lundbreck Hall at 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Games torch arrives at Cardston CARDSTON (HNS) The Canada 'Winter Games torch arrived Monday afternoon at Cardston and was presented to Mayor LaRon Pitcher in a ceremony in the high school gym- nasium. The Alberta wrestlers were introduced, including a Cardston youth, David Lowry, a CHS student. up to boards Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRCULATION-JOBPRINTING VERNON DECOUX, fltlidmt Se2-214I NELSON, HENDERS and HAWCO BARRISTERS SOLICITORS will continue the practice of S. H. NELSON Q.C. at Office Hours: Saturday a.m. to p.m. The East Kootenay region of British Columbia will have a community college if the school boards in the area give their support to it, a govern- ment official told the first meeting of the new advisory committee this month. Last month, the school boards and officials in the region expressed concern that the establishment of an ad- visory committee was another bureaucratic step to delay approval of a community college for the region. The B.C. department of education co ordinator of community college development, Len O'Neil, contradicted a statement by a department official in January who said the advisory committee would identify the type, size and location of the proposed college. Mr. O'Neil told the advisory committee, established in late January, that it was not a decision making body. It's job is to compile ac- curate information and pre- sent it to the school boards in the East Kootenay, who will then make a decision on whether to establish a com- munity college. CARDSTON 000 grant for the Cardston Municipal Hospital's am- bulance fund was approved Monday by the Cardston Municipal District council, making good a promise it made hospital board chairman Theron Smith last September. It .will mean a levy of about 80 cents per capita throughout the entire MD, secretary treasurer R. W. Legge told council. Coun. Bob Molcak's motion that the entire MD assume the cost of the grant was approv- ed with councillors Ken Beswick of Spring Coulee and Mike Schneyder of Magrath opposed. Coun. Beswick said he favored a levy throughout the Cardston Municipal Hospital District. And Coun. Schneyder said "I am not against it, I am just not for it." Reeve Shelton Ririe said Magrath residents he spoke to felt the Garden City did not need the Cardston ambulance service since they were serv- ed from Lethbridge. B and R Service proprietor Stan Johnson and his son operate the ambulance for a annual retainer fee. They are available on a 24- hour basis to operate the ser- vice. Users in town and country pay a basic fee plus mileage over the first 15 miles. The Blood Indian Band will be charged J3.600 or one-half of the retainer fee, said the board chairman. "We pay the ambulance a month whether they Cardston area barns destroyed CARDSTON (HNS) Two barns were destroyed on separate farms near here in apparently unrelated in- cidents Monday. A blaze consumed 60 to 70 tons of hay, three calves and three lambs on the Ron Blackmore farm when the barn burned Monday after- noon. Cardston Municipal District firefighters were unable to save the structure, but prevented the fire from spreading to nearby buildings. The farm is located miles southwest of town. Another fire destroyed the barn on the Gordon Malmberg farm 15 miles east of Cardston at 11 p.m. Monday. Also lost were seven or eight tons of hay, tack, and a dog which perished in the blaze. Cardston MD firemen saved nearby haystacks and buildings. turn a wheel or said Mr. Smith. "Last month we paid the ambulance people in ex- cess of they made two or three trips to Calgary which is charged to-the patient. We collect it. But in some cases we are not able to collect it." He said the ambulance will go anywhere it is called but will charge mileage. "It is the cheapest ambulance service in the south that we know of." "I really don't think it would be much help in our said Coun. Bob Arnold of Del Bonita. ''Bob, if it helps one person, it is worth said secretary treasurer R. W. Legge. Mr. Smith said a "beep" system will be installed at the hospital this month so the medical staff, ambulance people, x-ray technicians and lab people won't have to "sit by their telephones waiting for calls." The "beep" system costs a month. Hospital staffers are equipped to receive that "beep" when they are needed. They telephone for instructions when the "beep" sounds, said Mr. Smith. Former Warner reeve honored for service MILK RIVER (Special) A man who has served Warner county residents for over 20 years has been honored by his former constituents. Ed Pittman, who recently resigned from his seat on the county council, was given a plaque and was the guest of honor at a party and dance held here. Mr. Pitlman was county reeve for eight years and served on various bodies, including the school com- mittee. Mr. Pittman and his wife, Helma, were also given a wishing well by grateful con- stituents. 7TH STREET STORE ONLY Florsheim SHOE SALE! FLORSHEIM MEN'S SHOES Regular values to Sale B. B. 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