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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta School budget up by 16% in Fernie Wodnoaday, February U, 1t74-THl LBTHMIDQK HMALD-1S Gov't hikes school bus funds NATAL (HNS) The budget of the Fernie school district totalling was approved by trustees at a meeting held recently in Fernie It exceeds the 1973 budget by or 16 per cent Trustees also passed a bylaw authorizing the board to include in its budget the sum of This is the amount by which the budget exceeds 110 per cent of the previous year's budget. Previously, school boards were required to seek approval for money in excess of the 110 per cent factor, or hold a referendum, but now boards may simply pass a bylaw covering the amount Board secretary Ernie Chambers pointed out that the assessment figures for the district will not be known for some time and for that reason he was unable to estimate final mill rate. The amounts the board will requisition from the component parts of the district the city of Fernie, district of Sparwood, village of Elkford and the rural area is unknown An indication of the growing Telltale signs of spring Alice Kay, No. 13, 1272 3rd Ave. S. has tulips the length of her finger up in her small front flower garden. And, some silver dollar plants she seeded last fall have now started to show Mildred Marker reports from Magrath a gopher was seen in that area sitting on a haystack looking for spring Lambing at Happy Valley Farms west of Magrath and new calves on several nearby farms are also certain indications spring is near District calendar The Conns and District Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual pancake breakfast Sunday in the Coutts Civic Centre from 8 a.m. to noon the World Day of Prayer will be held in Milk River March 1. A family social night is being planned by the Courts United Church Women to replace the March meeting the Midnight Squares will hold a regular dance Friday at 8-30 p m in the Fort Macleod Elementary School. Round dance practice begins at 8 p m Unifarm group elects new executive IRON SPRINGS (HNS) The Iron Springs Unifarm Group met recently in the Huntsville School at Iron Springs and re-elected John Zeinstra for another term as president. Elroy Nieboer was elected vice-president and Ed Zalesak secretary treasurer. Guest speakers for the evening were Ken Newton and Fred Thompson of Lethbridge who spoke on the Registered Retirement Savings Plan and showed slides Alex Forrayi reported on the Agricultural Society. One cf its initial projects in the formative stage is securing a roof for the Picture Botte skating rink. Plans were also completed for the annual Iron Springs Unifarm bonspiel which will be held from Feb. 25 to March 1 More district page 16 student population is the fact that the instructional units the board is entitled to rose from 139 in 1973 to 146 this year. Instructional unit value, set by the Department of Education, was per unit in 1973 and is per unit this year. This accounts for Herald- District Library reports successful year BLAIRMORE (CNi Bureau) A successful year of operation was reported at the Blairmore Municipal Library annual meeting held recently. Since the board elected to adopt a municipal library status, it stands to gain in funds provided by both the town and the provincial government. The town will now grant the library per capita, representing a total of The actual grant, however, will be as the town charges the library for utilities. The government grant based on a 75 cents per capita basis will net the library A total of was spent on books and all sections of the library saw substantial increases in new volumes. More than 80 new non-fiction titles were purchased representing such well known authors as Farley Mowatt. The library purchased a package deal from National Geographic, and readers will discover articles of interest on many countries. The classics section is also being renewed and authors such as Charles Dickens are being reread with pleasure. Membership in the library stands at 97 adult members and 114 junior subscribers representing a substantial increase. Educators are becoming more and more concerned that children are no longer reading, the report stated, This affects all aspects of their educational so parents should also be concerned. The board is urging parents to bring, not send their youngsters to the library. Anna Fabro was re-elected chairman of the board and Mary Price and Helen Gibos retain their positions as treasurer and secretary. Opening soon Blackie chamber grows The Elkford Motor Inn, a new 200-room hotel in Elkford, is scheduled to open as soon as all supplies have been received. The facility is part of the Elkford Square shopping mall, to be completed by March 1. The hotel beer parlor opens Saturday. Park studies natural gas Recreation grants spur action in Cardston MD CARDSTON (Staff) The provincial government's new recreation grant program, "Project has spurred the Cardston Municipal District council to some belated action. A total of is available yet on the 1973 program from the province at 50 cents per capita, a like amount from the MD and the regular provincial recreation grant and it's going to be split up among communities in the east end of theMD. Jefferson will get to re-roof its community hall; Spring Coulee will get to renovate its community centre, Del Bonita will get for a camp kitchen; and Welling will get for a playground and bleachers for a summer recreation area. While the west end of the MD didn't get a share of the goodies for such projects as the improvement of Mamie Lake, there is more recreation grant money to be divided at the next MD council meeting, namely the 1974 program. The 1973 program had to be submitted by the end of this month. But there are a few strings attached. The MD council decided that to qualify for the grant money, the communities would have to put up for each 50-cents by the MD and the 50-cents by the province If they don't agree, the projects are off "All these projects we are talking about, except Mamie Lake, a certain amount of our funds have gone said Coun. Keith Olsen of Glen wood. He urged that all communities in the MD be contacted to see if they have any requests for recreation projects for the 1974 program. Delimiting over a request for carpets by the Jefferson group. Reeve Harold Jensen said, "If they want carpets that should be the responsibility of the people using it (the Oner councillors said they thought the carpets were already installed and already paid for. "I think there are other things needed more than New traffic law prepared OQALOAljS (HNS) TPWJ. council recently mbudoced a new traffic bylaw, prepared by Code Clements of the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission. Certain amendments win precede fitnl adoption of the bylaw at a future town council meeting. carpets in the Jefferson said Coun. Keith Olsen of Glenwood. Two groups In Del Bonita sought grant money, causing one councillor to say "it would be. a mistake to give both of those groups money and leave out some of the others." Group seeks information for book .MAGRATH (HNS) Magrath History Association is progressing with information for the book it plans to publish before July 24. The town will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its settlement then and desires material suitable for a his- tory of Magrath and district. Pictures or accounts of important events will be welcomed by president J. A. Spencer or secretary Hazel Dudley. Presale of the books is being managed by Cal Alsten at flO each. This is necessary to get startee before the New Horizons grant comes to assist with publication preparation. Vice presidents assisting are: Harold Boucher, Lloyd Sabey and C. S. Matkin. There are 72 members of the History Association, many of whom are assisting with gathering of material. Training centre for managers NATAL (HNS) A new training centre is being established across the road from the Kaiser Reanrces Limited general office to Eft Valley, in a house being remodelled to provide the required accommodation. Training supervisor Art Latto says the move will provide the necessary facilities for an expanded training program. Mr. Latto joined KRL in November, 1973, from the department of coueces and universities Manitoba government where he was a management development and training consultant. Previously, he had been training co-ordinator with Iternational Nickel at Thompson. Man. and a training instructor with Wabash Mines. CHAMPION (HNS) T. A. director of provincial parks, says his department is now looking into the possibility of obtaining natural gas for the Little Bow Provincial Park. Natural gas is available two miles north of the park and the parks branch is now negotiating with the gas co op in this area. Mr. Drinkwater said no estimates have been received yet. BLACKIE The Blackie Chamber of Commerce now has 12 members and more are needed if the organization is to continue to operate, president Jim Montgomery said at the recent annual meeting. At one time the local chamber had 60 members, he said. Despite the drop in membership the chamber had a very active year, aiding with skating rink expenses, donating money to the hall board and to toe school for awards, and joining with the Vulcan and District Chamber of Commerce to petition the government for a "better kind use system." NATAL, B.C. B.C. provincial government has authorized substantial increases in the shareable amount of money that school districts may spend on the purchase of school buses and on transportation assistance in areas where there are insufficient pupils to establish either a school or a bus route, it was announced by Eileen Dailly, minister of education The government shares in all approved school capital costs, which include bus purchase, and in all approved operating costs, which include transportation assistance. Mrs Dailly said the government has set the maximum shareable amount for the purchase of a 16 to 24 passenger bus at and for a bus carrying 75 or more pupils at There are several in-between maximums for buses capable of carrying between 25 and 75 pupils. The previous top limit was for a bus carrying more than 69 pupils Music festival given grant CARDSTON (Staff) The Cardston MD council Monday approved granting to the Cardston and District Music Festival sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cardston Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRCULATION-JOBPRINTING VEMNONDECOUXJ I Itop., SM-214i VANTA'S ECONOMY MEATS 904-7thAVMiiw8. PhOM32S-4S4S SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CHUCK SALE! 1. Chuck Roast, Grade A n> 2. Chuck Steak, Grade A ib 8SO 3. Ground Beef 4. Ground Steak 1.39 5. Lean Stew u> 1.39 6. Van's ib 7. Van'a Party Sticks ib 1.39 8. Van's Cheese ib 1.39 9. Country Cut Spare Ribe (Limit 25 10. Name Picnic Style Ib..................... 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