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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-12,Lethbridge, Alberta Support is slipping for mental health •Murday, JaniMry 111t74 ~ THI LITHWIOOI HERALD ~ 1» By NANCY MILES Herald CorreiMmdeBt CRANBROOK (HNS) -Orchestrated for a quartet when it was launched in 1967. the East Kootenay Public Mental Health Clinic is once again a one-man band. Strong Canadian Mental Health pressure over four years resulted in provincial government establihsment in IM? of the clinic. A condition was provision of appropriate space, which Cranbrook, with help from many health agencies, service clubs and some East Kootenay municipalities, constructed in 1967. The staff team consists of a psychiatrist, psychologist, mental health nurse and psychiatric social worker. rJlic Heraltl- District $25,000 to ’Pass for new projects For one single year, 1973, it did have the quartet, but up to then it operated with a frac* tiwi of a tea and no psychiatrist    " Now it is down to a single member, Maureen Stevens, mental health social worker, dottbUng as admioistrator. Principal help in sight is one-day - a • nuHitii patient -interivew service by psychiatrist Dr. Keith Pearce of Calgary’s Foothills Hospital. He had already planned for approval of use of facilities here for intern training of his Calgary student psphiatrists. £^st Kootenay CMHA was originally faced with selection of either outpatient clinic open on referral or directly to the mentally distressed, or a standard acute care psy- BLAURMORE (CNP Bureau) — More than $25,000 in grants wilt be disbursed in the Crowsnest Pass since the federal minister of manpower and immigration accepted applications made under LIP programs for this area. llie Blairmore recreation department will receive *14,-880 to be applied to the upgrading and operation of the Blairmore ski hill; and moving the present wooden fence around the ‘Pass Community Swim Pool and replacing it with a chain link fence. Winter works set for Taber A federal loan of $12,980 will create 210 man-days of work in the Municipal District of Taber this year, with a total payroll of $6,410. The winter works loan will be used to improve the community hall, and includes an addition of 42 feet by 16 feet. Work is expected to begin this month and be completed by May. The federal government forgives on-site labor costs as an incentive feature and deducts them from the amount of the loan. Target shoot trophies given A recreational target shootmg program has recently been completed by 12 boys. The program, sponsored by the North Oldman River Recreation Board, was instructed by Constables Chris Lee and Don Funk on the RCMP, Picture Butte detachment A trophy was presented to Doug Fnebei for being the top scorer in a shoot-off by acquiring 48 points out of a possible 60. Arnold Garrett placed second with 47 points and Eddy Mulder with 46 points. Other neighboring communities interested in a recreational target shooting program should contact the recreation office The Town of Bbirmor« will receive a grant of $7,680 and four jobs will be created. Cleaning up log jams at York Creek, demolition of old homes, cutting survey lines and removal of some trees that obstruct roadways are items the LIP program will finance. The hamlet of Hillcrest will also benefit under the program as money will be provided for the Hillcrest Community Hall and the local arena to upgrade facilities provided by both. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS—CIRCULATION—JOBPRINTING VCRHOH DECOUX, RMtdml n«p., Btalrmor«—Ph*n# Report your news to.... The Lethbridge Herald Òorraspondent in Your Area MONARCH Mns. MCOB OEK K EH ..............................U7-IH1 MOUNTAIN VIEW MRS. MAXINE HANSON .............................«»‘»77 NANTON MRS. MARY lENSON ...............................4H-»»22 NATAL, B.C. MR.MULCKALA ..................................42I.H4I NEW DAYTON MRS. iLTON OUlU ................................ MRS. STEWART SKEITH ............................TS»-Ì1M NOBLEFORD MRS.QORDONI.UCHIA .............................t>4-M4S CoMaol thVM people for Dlttrtot * -* . ■ --»A    — District eaiendar Milk River Belles n’ Beaux square dance club will hold its regular dance Tuesday at 8 pm, in the Milk River Elks HalJ. Ladies are asked to br> mg a box lunch ... an open house is planned at Warner for Grandpa Morton from 3 p.m. Sunday for his 93rd birthday, at the home of Mary and Jack Morton .. Coutts and District Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting at 8 p.m. Jan. 21 in the civic centre. A film will be shown and lUnch will be served ... the Barans-Eureka Health Unit is Sponsoring the following infant and pre-school clinics next week: Enchant, Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m. in the school; Taber, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1' 30 to 4 p.m. in the health unit office; Coaldale, Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the health unit office; Hardievllle, Friday, 1:30 to 3'30 p.m. in the school. Speech therapy is available for pre-schoolers at the he'ialth unit . . . Zone one curling finals will be held at Fort Macleod this weekend . , . Women's keep fit classes are held Thursdays from 8 to 10 pm. in the John Davidson School at Coaldale ... Sewing with knits begins from 7:30 to 9.30    p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at 1511 21st Ave., Coaldale ... at 6 pm. Friday, Jan. 25, at St. Catherines School at Picture Butte. The Lions will celebrate their 25th anniversary with everyone invited ... Crowsnest Pass Citizens Historical Society will meet at 7.30    p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in St Annes Parish Hall at Blairmore with everyone invited. chiatric hospital ward, chose the former. However, proxitpity of the health centre building and Cranbrook and District Hospital resulted gradually in functioning of both, but for only a single year since 1967 with a psychiatrist. Barrage of protests of un< derstaffing have continued consistently to both the former government and the present government on the urging of CMHA. CMHA function is serving as laymen intent on public education that mental health, Uk« physical health, normally has its ups and downs. However, if acute stage of mental iUnes is recognizable by the patient or those around him, professional help must be available. Physical dislocation of the patient for prescribe treatment is considered undesirable. Nearest available professional service for East Kootenay is Riverview, and clinics at Lethbridge, Trail and Calgary. Ideally the mental health service objective is preven-tion.throu^ early recognition of symptoms and their treatment. Preschool and school children are the ideal subjects for this work, as part of the school health program. However, since last October when Dr. J. M, H, Hopper resigned from direction of the East Kootenay Public Health Unit the area has also been without a professional director of this service as well. Yeir’s first born is boy COALDALE (HNS) - The 1974 New Year’s baby here was bom at 8:57 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. The baby boy is Mark Vernon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vem (Meta) Siemens. He weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces at birth. -M    J Deserted and desolate    , While farmers in Alberta prepare to take advantage of govern- and assorted structures surrounding it, deserted, with no sign It will ment assistance to repair their buiidings, this antiquated barn, be rejuvenated, between Elford and Michel, B.C. Results of public meeting Power line site suggested Birds find winter haven in Crowsnest Pass towns BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) — A-240 KVA Calgary Power transmission line, proposed by the company, should be located outside of the Crowsnest Pass corridor. This feeling was expressed by more than 30 interested Crowsnest Pass citizens and a good representation of local councillors at a public meeting held here recently to discuss the proposed routes of the power transmission line. The meeting was coordinated by the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission following many requests for a meeting from local citizens. A brief will be presented at the hearing to be held in Blairmore Elks Hall Jan. 21 and 22. The meeting took a firm -stand that the power line be located outside of the Crowsnest' Pass corridor. preferably north of the Crowsnest Mountain ridge. The proposed line is to extend from Brocket west to a point in Phillips Pass west of Coleman on the AlbertaBritish Columbia border where it would connect with B C. Hydro. A committee was n^ed comprising councillor Wallace Aebli of Blairmore, Mayor John Holyk of Coleman and Chester Allen of Improvement Districts advisory coun-cifl and Ted Nicholson of the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission. They will draw up a brief. Fort Macleod Centennial -Society schedules meeting V of L psychology prof, to lead workshop in ’Pass FORT MACLEOD (Special) — The Fort Macleod and District Centennial Society will hold its annual meeting In the Knights of Columbus Hall at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Al] people in town and in the surrounding districts are urged to attend. The major event of Fort Macleod Centennial will be the Homecoming Weekend. It will be held July 5, 6 and 7, The weekend prior, an ecumenical service is scheduled for Midnight Stadium. Attractions for the homecoming wilt be school reunions with jitney dances. The music will be supplied by a former orchestra, The Imperials, now disbanded. A Centennial supper will be served, picnic style, in the town square area, (recreation complex block and Lionettes Park). Also on the agenda for the three days is the Little Rc^al Show, a horse show, stamp^e, parade, beer gardens, queen contest and class reunions. Leighton Buckwell is president and Jessie Heath is the homecoming chairman. BELLEVUE (CNP Bureau) — The Crowsnest Pass is becoming a winter haven for birds. Reports of robins being seen at Belevue are numerous. Despite the fact that the mercury here dived to 2B degrees below recently, two robins were spotted by Mr. and Mrs. Herb Newton of Bellevue. The two bijrds were feeding on the Newton’s sidewalk. Mr. Newton puts out bread crumbs daily. ; Birds have been on the increase In this area during the past few years as numbers of large ravens are seen daily in the ‘Pass ’^owiis and many gulls are now present in the area. Several years ago ravens were not too prevalent and gulls were never sighted. 64 complete hockey clinic Bluebirds that were, plentiful here more than SO years ago disappeared. During the past four years many of the brightly-colored bluebirds have returned. Sixty-four ture Butte, Noi . from Pic-leford, and the BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) — Dr. Allen Parry of the psychology department of the University of Lethbridge will lead a workshop on personal life enrichment Feb. 1,2 and 3 The event, sponsored by Preventive Social Services, will be a weekend workshop to begin at 8 p.m, on the Friday evening and to conclude Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. The workshop will be residential and will be held at the guest house of the Shell Canada Gas Plant at Pincher Creek. Fee set for the workshop, which includes room and board, has been set at ¥35 per person For registration and further information interested persons should phone the PSS office, Blairmore, 562-2331. Primary object of the program will be the development of communications skills and personal growth. The workshop is designed to be "an educational experience in human relations based on the assumption that awareness of self and of self in relationship to others is key to an enriched personal life.” The weekend will offer participants the "opportunity to examine and explore their own pesonalities and experiences.” Dr Parry will be at Pincher Creek Thursday, Jan. 24, at 8 p m. at an informal gathering so organized that those who want further informatimi will have the opportunity to get it Broken hydrant floods corner NOBLEFORD (HNS) - It took three hours to stop the flood of water issuing from a broken fire hydrant at the corner of Highway Ave. and Kipp St. It happened recently in -18 degree temperatures. The hydrant was broken when a car driven by local resident Alan Smith skidded sideways on the ice. After the valves were located, they had to be thawed before they could be turned o/f. Hospital aid officers named Coun^ of Lethbridge have completed a Saturday morning hockey school in the. Coaldale Sportsplex. The four-we^ program was sponsored by the North Oldman River Recreation Board and co-ordinated by Jerry Jantz, Yves LeClaire, Ernie Courtereille, Walter Boras and Stan Machecek. Bus transportation was provided for the program by the County of Lethbridge school committee. NON DRINKERS deserve to pay less for fire insurance They do at Abstainers’. Because our experience has shown that abstainers have fewer accidents, (ewer home fires. That’s why we can insure for less. If you're a non'drlnker, can you afford not to look into At)stainers’ insurance for your home. HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201 3rd Av*. S. Phone 32S-7777 mnmofmmmimim Ita rii Canin    aliiiiiMI «4 Un kKnwi ii*âliil> It *itni. FORT MACLEOD (Special) — The local hospital aid, one of Fort Macleod’s oldest organizations, held its annual party and elected Alvi Larson, president, Gwen Chambers, vice-president, and Nora Pemn, secretary-treasurer. Lot sales approved During 1973 they were responsible for the establishment of the Fort Macleod Hospital Memorial Fund which has received many donations All money will be used to purchase equipment. PINCHER CREEK -Approval has been granted for the sale of lots 113 and 114, Plan 3880-BD, on Maple Street, to the Jehovah Witnesses for the sum of $35 00 per front foot, subject to payment for lot and the usual Agreement of Sale The negotiating committee met recently with the Union to discuss contract proposals. Diamond anniversary Mr. amd Mrs, George Edwards of Taber will celebrate their Diamond Wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. today in the Moose Hall at Taber. They were married here Jan. 19, 1914. FREE CO-OP RUMPUS ROOM CLINIC Coaldale Sportsplex Banquet Room Wad.. January 16—7:30 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME! Feetwrlng ide«» and Intlructlon» on how to build your own Rumpua Room. Product Demonetrationi — Free Eetimaiet. -.PLUS- Speciala and an «ddllionel 5% off on all material* ordered at the Clinic. Cefle« and Paatrlee •>♦ aerved. SpfUKid by SoMtlierii Albirta Co^Op Lunbir In PhofM MS-4441 BiEIIHDUSTRIAl OEmOPMlNÏBm CànIDB help you? Find out by attending a 20 minute Film «hewing 12 Noon lues., Jan. 15th (tandwichet and coffee provided) FORT FAMILY RESTAURANT MILK RIVER, ALBERTA or by dropping In to talk with MR. VINCE LEROUX at the Town offlee In Milk Rivar 8:30 a.m. 10 12 Noon and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. /MÜUSTßfAL OEVELOPMm BANK 4TH AVENUE iOUTH ¿ETHBirOGf AlSffiFA n CNj V    -if o”'.,.. v'l*roi ;