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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 17, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 3 Sparivood Lions bachrrf 1>\ luir* Sparwocd Lions Club president Don Jen i c s c ( c' anniversary charter ball and banquet. The gift is a picture albun ing a photographic record of Lions activities in its first year o* opera Their wives compiled the record. ill HH m 11 �T I I * i It Meets Wednesday COALDALE (HNS) - The annual meeting of the Coaldale Rural Electrification Association will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Coaldale town office building. Election of three directors will take place. Fly-tying COALDALE (HNS) -A fly-tying course will be offered by southern regional recreation board. It will be in six Monday sessions commencing Monday, Feb. 19, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Coaldale Sportsplex. W. D. Geldert and Wally Garrick are instructors. Sparivood Lions have one ambulance to their credit in first yearns work By MOLLY LATKA Herald News SenT''-" SPARWOOD-The Sparwood Lions Club celebrated its first anniversary recently with a charter bail and banquet. Head table guests were J. McPhail, vice - president and general manager, Kaiser Resources Ltd., and Mrs. McPhail; Al Hewitt, personal supervisor, and Mrs. Hewitt; Gus Bcersmia, zone chairman of the Lions Club, and Mrs. Boersma; mayor of Sparwood, Mike Hy-domako, and Mrs. Hydomako. Don Jensen, president, welcomed guftste, Lions Club members and their wives. Mr. Boersma congratulated the Lions on their first anniversary for their achievements to date. He mentioned the new ambulance which the Lions provided for the District of Sparwood. He said "the Lions club is no place for inactive members or for free-loaders. He commented Lions has 99,-065 members in 25,866 clubs in 147 countries and geographical areas. They hope to increase membership to one million this year. All members have the responsibility of bringing in new members," he said. Mr. MePtaai! said Eaiser He- sources 3s interested in its employees. He noted that the Lions are known all over the world for their contributions. Mrs. Dave Pecknold led the wives of the Sparwood Lions in a Chinese raffle. This raffle was restricted to members of the Sparwood Lions. Following an active bidding session, the prize was sold and then presented to President Jensen. On opening the gift, Mr. Jensen displayed a picture album containing a photographic record of Sparwood Lions activities during the past year. Unknown to the men, wives had compiled the record and collected the pictures. Taber offers to become ^guinea pig' TABER (HNS) - The Taber school division has offered to become a "guinea pig" in a study of school transportation systems being undertaken by the department of education. Concern over the rising transportation costs in the division prompted the offer to become a pilot project in the study. The board hopes the busing investigation will indicate some areas of cost reduction. The study, to be conducted by department officials E. F. Bardock and L. W. Matthews, will consider local autonomy, financing proposals, "walk limits" and costs of extra auricular activities requiring transportation. Not much progress is reported on proposals to convert some of the school buses from gasoline to natural gas for motive power. Canadian Western Natural Gas Company of Calgary has advised the Taber division of difficulty in obtaining a suitable compressor for charging fuel' cells on the vehicles. Further investigation is being carried on by the division. The school board was advised by the federal government that federal fluids are not available for such a project because the school division is not en income-tax paying corporation. The provincial government will be approached as a source of financial assistance in the experimental conversion of the buses. The program will go ahead when suitable equipment, has been located. mm Grizzly district PINCHER CREEK (Special) -The annual meeting of the Grizzly district of the Boy Scouts of Canada will be held Thursday, March 1, at 8 p.m. upstairs at the Pincher Creek Royal Oanadian Legion. A training course will be conducted for all council members March 14 in the Pincher Creek MD building. The time is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The summer barbecue will be held June 23 at the Castle River camp kitchen. Cheryl Martin wins Mcintosh Family Award NOBLEFORD (Special)- Schiebout Seeds Awards were presented to Randy Mcintosh and Roberta Rogers and Cheryl Martin accepted the Mcintosh Family Award, at the recent Barons-Noble 4-H Club awards night. The Felger Trucking Award for the garden club went to Fred Harm. R. D. Thompson presented Catholic school district annual meeting March 19 TABER (HNS) - The annual meeting of electors of Taber Separate School District 54 will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, March 19, in St. Mary's High School library. Business will include discussion of the past year's financial operations. These show total expenditures of $423,357, down slightly from the $429,905 spent in 1971. Instructional s a-1 a r i e s and teaching aids accounted for $303,872 and $20,002 for more than three-fourths of the total budget. There was a surplus in 1972 of $5,450 as compared with $15,-600 for the year previous. Government grants made up 86.7 per cent of the total rev- enue at $371,541 and supplementary requisitions paid by the town and MD of Taber totalled $39,287. Total assets of the school district at the year-end stood at $929,621. A total of $910,400 is in land and buildings and equipment. Debenture debt on Dec. 31 amounted to $419,100 which will bear interest to maturity dates of $293,210. The 1972 payment of principal and interest is $36,611. New construction during the year involved an addition to St. Patrick's Elementary School at a cost of $137,040. New furniture and fixtures purchased from revenue funds accounted for an additional $5,183. Fred Venzi heads Legion NATAL (HNS) - Michel-Natal Branch 81 to the Royal Canadian Legion recently held its annual meeting and officers elected were Fred Venzi, president; Norman Hughes, vice-president; Mickey Mannion, secretary-treasurer; Tom Finely, service officer; and James Grocutf, sergeant-at-arms. Members elected delegates to attend the coming East Koote-nay spring zone convention to be held at Cranbrook March 24 and 25. Delegates elected were Fred Venzi, Norman Hughes, Mickey Mannion and Tom Findley. John Desjardins and Andy Huryn will attend the convention as fraternal delegates. FLYNN, TATE & CO. CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS 301 - 302 Royal Bank Building MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA wish to announce the opening of a branch office at the former ROYAL BANK BUILDING FOREMOST, ALBERTA Effective February 15th, 1973 This office will be open on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kevin Luchia the Bank of Montreal Award and Mike Stetar presented Gwen Luchia the award offered by Big Mike's Welding. All awards were presented at the annual awards banquet held in the Nobleford Royal Canadian Legion Hall. � Mrs. Francis Schultz showed slides of native flowers. The Nobleford Legion gave an award to the whole club by donating use of the hall for the awards banquet, Joe Konynenbelt presented B.eece Mcintosh with the United Farmers Association Co-op trophy for the best sign. Perry Luchia received the Pioneer Grain Company Award for the best grain sample. It was presented by Wilf Esau, local elevator manager. Tim Mcintosh received the Case Company Award from Gordon Coltart for his achievements in photography. Noble Sales and Service awards were presented by Richard Deimuth to Gary Pike, Willy Groten and John Grcten. Eugeno Groten received the Butte Feeds Award. Harry Groten received the Earl Herresvele Award from club leader Earl Herresvele. The Nobleford Farm Equipment Sales Award went to Marty Atkinson and Diane Rogers received the- Nobleford Food Market Award from Ron Fix. Winners of the South Alberta Co-op, Barons branch awards, were Bob Rogers and Beverly Row. Evert Konynenbelt also presented Miss Row with the Alberta Wheat Pool Award for having the highest marks in gardening. Duane Erickson presented Tom Rogefs with the Erickson Brothers Award. Proficiency winner Wanda Luchia of the Barons-Noble 4-H Club receives t!>e proficiency trophy from Evert J. Konyrvsnbslt, district 12 Alberta Wheat Pool representative for the post 12 years. AAiss Luchia also received an award for producing the best record book in the club for 1972. This one was presented by Ben Reiter, manager of the Royal Bank at Barons. Monsters meet babes CJOC Monsters met their match recently, the Crowsrvest Pass Cascade Babes. It ended 7-7. Referee Ervin Larose meets some disagreement with his calls from Cascades, above. The exhibition match raised money for the Coleman Athletic Association. School district awaits Victoria budget decision CRANBROOK (Special) - Cranbrook school district's 1973 budget for its 4,200 enrolment is now before the department for approval. Tally is $4,045,632 against 1972's $3,411,283. School tax rate applying to both urban and rural property was about 34 mills in 1972, but cannot be struck for 1973 until rural assessment rolls are complete in April. The budget covers a basic teacher-pupil instructional unit ratio, reduced now from one for each 30 pupils to. each 25 pupils. Thus units this year rise to over 200, valued by the department at $15,520 per unit. Since last June, 12 new classrooms are occupied, eight in Muriel Baxter Elementary and four at Gordon Terrace primary. The latter is scheduled for a six-room addition approved in December vote, but plans are still preliminary. Two buses have been purchased, one a replacement and one for additional needs. Instruction item is $2,733,924, up from last year's $2,251,805 covering additional teachers and salary increases. In final six months of its CUPE contract, the board has budgeted $375,767 for plant operations covering salaries, utilities, insurance arid supplies, up from 1972's $295,810. Bus service rises to $71,313 from $58,916. Debt service rises to $361,610 and $355,745 in 1972. The board has assumed $63, 000 non-sharable expenses including library books, physical education equipment and vocational school improvements, compared with $21,400 last year. Hospital association meets Feb. 22 COALDALE (HNS) - The annual general meeting of the Coaldale Community Hospital Association will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the hospital boardroom. G. B. Schmidt, board chairman, will give the annual president's report. Election of three directors for three-year terms, and one alternate, will be conducted. Joins chambers TABER (HNS) - In the hope of improving communications between the ratepayers and the school board, the Taber school division has renewed memberships in the chambers of commerce at Taber and Enchant. QUICK MOUNT MOUNTS EASILY ON CARS, TRUCKS or TRACTORS Converts 12V to J 70V Will operate any brush type motor or llOv heating element, -will operate welder using up to 3000 watts, with no damage to vehicle, alternator or. tools. Lifetime guarantee, a must for all farm, ranch or industrial vehicles. Sold Exclusively at FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-6070 The VILLAGE of CARMANGAY wishes to announce the appointment of Dr. K. Li Yuen Fong,