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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE 12 City's community services dept. V of L The Lethbridge community services department includes the division of parks and his- torical operations, the division of preventive services, the div- ision of culture and recreation, end the division of social ser- vices. The department will try to work closely with health agen- cies, libraries, and other hu- man resources agencies in the communily. The general goal of the de- partment is to plan, develop, and implement programs in a balanced way, in order to pro- vide citizens of Lethbridge with the widest range of cultural, so- cial, and recreational opportun- ities. This means a planning approach in order to serve peo- ple. There are reasons why tho city has the department. Ser- vices to people are similar. A "preventive social service" drop in centre senior citizens is not as different from a recreational program for sen- ior citizens as many of us think. Children attending good rec- reational programs may be at- tending programs designed to maintain good health and pre- vent social problems. The department also hopes to the maze of unrelated services which can develop in major cities. This will be done by working closely with volun- tary groups in the community. With this bit of background, you may want to learn more about the department. If so, please call 328-2341. A Statistical Itcvicw and Highlights of 1CT1 District Agriculturists and District Home Economists Activities BROOKS, CARDSTON. CLARESHOLM. FOREMOST, LETIIBRIDGE, MEDICINE HAT, P1NCHEB CREEK, TABER, VULCAN notes District Agriculturists 1970 1971 Farm Meetings Visits 1168 3272 1116 33S3 Office Inter. Phone Calls Letters 8274 7754 Circulars BulleUm District Home Economists 1971 Meetings Workshops 585 Home Visits 528 Office Visits 1525 Phone Calls 5126 Letters TV Demos. Releases 57 Major Areas ot Work District Agriculturist! Farm Calls Interviews Meetings Field Days Tours Field drops 522 Horticulture 309 Animal Science 665 Soils and Fertilizers 205 Crop Pests 535 Animal Pests 194 Veterinary 114 Agricultural Engineering 441 Farm Management 203 4-H Activities 59 Extension Advisory 194 Extension Public Relations 267 Professional Meetings 42 TOTAL 3750 2965 2736 3367 1018 2785 842 428 1891 2334 595 776 1709 670 108 18 88 19 30 31 18 38 37 41 145 131 135 839 27 13 37 12 15 15 22 67 21 6 24 275 Major Areas of Work District Home Economists Home Visits Interviews Meetings Series Sessions Foods and Nutrition Sewing, Clothing, Teirtites Handicrafts Home Design Home Management Family Life Education Youth Work P.H. and Community Service TOTAL 55 71 32 21 _72 423 464 247 65 324 286 90 75 372 2624 39 40 33 26 17 81 105 370 130 29 51 11 22 _65 381 The rapidly expanding con- tinuing education offerings of the University of Letnbridge de- pend on feedback from Hie peo- ple of this area in order that the most effective programs can be offered. In areas of both credit and non credit offerings toe Uni- versity relies heavily on die opinions of its "customers" to work towards provision of the best programs. This system permits consid- erable flexibility and when requests tor certain courses are received, the uni- versity is able to make a maxi- mum effort to satisfy these de- mands. Naturally, course offer- ings depend oa a certain mini- mum enrollment, provided suit- able personnel are available to instruct particular topics. If you have ideas about courses you would like to see Offered by the university, con- tact the offices of continuing education on the west campus TOGETHER WITH THE U. of L The university recently intro- duced a series of promotional materials aimed at further in- creasing the university's expo- sure in Lethbridge, the south- ern district, throughout the province. Keyword for the campaign is "TOGETHER" which appears in various forms on posters, ta- pel badges, bumper and window stickers, and in a special pam- phlet. All materials will be for- warded to high schools for the WomurJon of students as well as for principals, teachers and counsellors. A program of information difl- gemination for high school stu- dents will be carried out earl; in 1972 and will include teams of people from the university who will make use of these terials as weD as the special University of Lethbridge film ID provide information to high students. The specific Meat is not to give some kind of one sided snow job to prospective stu- dents but ratter to ensure that all high school graduates and other prospective students are fully aware of the programs of the university. Provided with accurate information these peo- ple will then be able to maka the best possible decision in selcc t i 0 n of their particular post-secondary educational deavors. MUSICAL PLAYTIME these tiny tots are enjoy- ing their creative dancing class, sponsored by the YWCA for children three to five years old. classes, held at tho Civic Centre, ore aimed at teaching co- ordination and introducing the children to rhythmics, all in a piay-ltke atmos- phere. Teacher It Mrs. Carol Germer. Tho YW offers many similar pro- grams, for children and adults alike. ;