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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta It - THE IETHMIDOI HIRAID - Wednesday, January 3T, 1971 $2 million budget okayed NATAL (HNS) - Reflecting the greatly increased enrolment in School District No. 1 (Fernie), the budget adopted by the board of trustees shows an expected increase in expenditure of $438,063. The $2,071,008 budget wu presented recently to municipal officials and rural representatives at a special meeting. Board secretary E. T. Cham-bers went over the budget item by item. Mr. Chambers said he is unable to predict what the budget will do to the mill rate, because assessment figures arc not received until later in the year. He said despite an increase of $326,806 in the 1970 budget over that of 1969, the m i 11 rate actually dropped because of increased assessments. Mr. Chambers told the meeting the basic educational program, which is set by the department of education amounts to $1,569,625. The area of instruction accounts for the greatest increase in the budget, rising from an actual cost of $905,520 in 1970 to an anticipated $1,144,738 this year. This account includes teachers' salaries. The board has already indicated it needs several more teachers for the fall term. Increased enrolment has also caused cost estimates in _ the conveyance account and operation account to rise. The operating account, which takes into consideration everything but debt services and current non-shareable accounts, I amounts to 11,734,437. 875 tour Lee Creek Educational Centre - Paul Andersen Photo RIMS FAST - Willow Creek, west of Claresholm, rose four feet In four hours recently when a Chinook and thaw took place. The ice went out very fast. Creek banks took a beating. Claresholm water superintendent Rene* Chartrand said water hardness dropped by loO parts per million because the runoff was water from soft.snow. It it net often the ice breaks up in January. Good growth in 1970 Town enjoys prosperity By CATHERINE HULL Herald News Service CARDSTON --.About 500 pe-pie were present at the official opening of the Lee Creek Educational Centre in Cardston. Education Minister Clark said board members had gone to Edmonton looking for ideas, now many; would be coming to Cardston to see what, had been done here. Even: though, the. school cost $14.77 a square foot, it was cheaper than many. He urged the people to come to the scool often to see what is going on there. Another 375 people took ad vantage of tours that were held throughout the day while classes were in progress. The $1,300,000 building con tains five major, learning centres, each housing five: teachers sad about 150 pupils. Space in each area Is arranged so as to provide a variety of large or small group instruction and independent study. Plant utilisation is broui about by increased flexibility created by the installation of some portable walls, elimination of other watts arid the effective use of moveable furniture. Staff members are organized as teams.' They work together in planning, preparing, and presenting and evaluating the total learning activities for a group of pupils. '.' There are 32 teachers in the school. Melvin Cottle is Principe. Assisting in the Indian Kindergarten are six teacher-aides. Several volunteer parent-aides assist throughout the day. There are 825 students enrolled in the school, it covers an area of 73,000 square feet. The kindergarten children presented some Indian dances. Grade 5 pupils sang several songs and Karen Cahoon played a solo on the flute. Architects Gordon and Man- By PAUL ANDERSEN Herald News Service CLARESHOLM- Claresbolm continues to leap forward. Growth and development started about 12 years ago when a mobile home construction plant was launched at the former RCAF station here. When the air base closed there were predictions the town would all but disappear. But these dire forecasts turned out to be completely false. Last year more than $250,000 in construction was authorized by building permits. A $65,000 paving program was carried out. A new building subdivision was opened and $20,000 was spent on sidewalks, curbs and gutters. A mobile home subdivision was opened. It provides 60 by 110-foot lots, fully serviced, at $30 a month lease rate. With all this progress there is one sour note. Mayor Ernie Patterson says "we are still short of rental housing." In fact, people commute to Claresholm (to work in town or at the industrial airport) from LDS parley draws 1,500 RAYMOND (HNS) - Elder Theodore M. Burton, of Salt Lake City, an assistant to the Council of 12 Apostles of the LDS Church, presided at the recent midwinter quarterly conference of thft Taylor Stake. More than 1,500 people attended general session. Mr. Burton, a former professor of chemistry, spoke on "wealth and the blessing of the present day through science." "With all these blessings we live in a world of strife; many are asking the question, what hope is there for the youth?" He said "good things come from God, these are the things in 1 i f e that build a better world." as far north as High River, south from Fort Macleod and east from Barons and Carman-gay. Last year a 24-hour taxi service was initiated. It fills a great need, particularly for older citizens. A department store opened a mail order office here and the Willow Creek Composite High School was officially opened with a flurry of speeches. Firefighters here built a fine new training and' recreation hall with volunteer labor and donated materials. Centennial Park . was upgraded. It was enlarged. An additional four acres was seeded to grass. Two hundred old, rusty car bodies were shipped out, removing an eye-sore. The bowling alley was reopened and a new dog pound was built in the industrial subdivision at the south end of town. Claresholm made headlines across the nation when council passed the first bylaw in Canada to prohibit the sale of thin glass or. non-returnable soft drink bottles. MAIN REPLACED Two blocks of old water main were replaced and three blocks of new water and sewer lines were constructed. The mayor says new subdivisions will make available 65 residential building lots. the town is awaiting approval of its recent application to annex about one section of land to the south. A new 50-bed municipal hospital was approved by the provincial department of health. Construction will begin this spring. The town general plan is expected to be completed this summer. A zoning bylaw will follow hard on the heels of the general plan. Claresholm expects to con- gold presented an original painting of the new school to the minister of education. Mr. Clark, in turn, presented a landscape painting to the school, and on behalf of Premier Strom - the flag of Alberta. In his remarks, Mr. Mangold said there were two firsts incorporated in the building - a kindergarten attached to an elementary school and money made available for an art program. 1,000 sign petition NATAL (HNS) - Mrs. Gwen Wright, spearheading a vigorous campaign for a new hospital for Sparwood, reports a hospital petition has been sent to the provincial government. A copy was also sent to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital District. Well over 1,000 names appeared on the document. The Sparwood hospital question will be discussed at a meeting of the EKRHD to be held Jan. 30. A sympathetic response was also received from District 18 of the United Mine Workers of America, which held out some promise of support for the hospital campaign. LIKE A WEDGE Bordered on the west by Lebanon and the Mediterranean, with Israel and Jordan to the south, "Syria extends like a wedge between Turkey to the north and Iraq to the east. THINGS UNLIMITED GIANT Things Unlimited must clear their inventory to make room for our new stock. Many, many unadvertised savings. Some quantities are limited so check our ad carefully. Savings are very substantial and cannot be repeated. Sale starts Thurs. 9.30 a.m. ALL JEWELLERY Pendant*, necklace and earring sets, Mil, cuff breech* and earring and tie tack sets. Reg. to 7.95. EACH link 99" tinue with a paving program this year and $80,000 is allotted. Another $15,000 will go for curbs and gutters. It will be raised by. frontage taxes.. The grant to the library this, year will amount to $5,700. Council provides $1 per person and the provincial government grants the remainder. The Claresholm library board will co-operate with the Willow Creek school division in a study probing the possibilities of amalgamating town and high school library facilities. The Southern Alberta Summer Games will be held this year in this town. It is set for August "We are honored to have been chosen to host the games this year," says Mayor Patterson. HOW YOU CAN BEAT TENSION WITHOUT PILLS Dr. Edmund Jacobson has devoted his life trying to discover ways to beat tension and achieve healthful relaxation. His successful method is reported in a feature article in February Reader's Digest. This simple, learnable skill tells you how to identify - and control - those everyday tensions that get us all uptight and block top performance. Thousands who have learned to calm "uncontrollable" tensions this way find it Works every time. Learn how you can relax whenever you �want to-get February Reader's Digest today. St. Patrick's tea planned BOW ISLAND (Special) St. Andrew's United Church Women wiU bold a St. Patrick's Day Tea in the Bow Island Community Hall March 20. Women's World Day of Pray er will be held March 5 in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church with the CWL as host. The annual meeting will be held in the church basement Jan. 31. South Alberta Women's Pres bytery will meet Feb. 17 and 18 at Medicine Hat. Mrs. Mable Angle will host the next meeting. At the recent meeting held at the home of Mrs. O. Hubka, Rev. W. Lane gave the mission study. Mrs. M. Erickson was co-hostess. EVEREADY USE THE RIGHT BATTERY FOR THE RIGHT JOBI No. 1035 C Site Transistor Battery. EACH ONLY..... Sold and Distributed by 40* LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. PARAMOUNT THEATRE BLDG. PHONE 32I-40IO District doings Compote) Fob. 13 BOW ISLAND (Special) -Ron Calder, Bernice Humphrey, Henry Kerner and Alda Kemer will compete in District 8 curling at Redcliffe Feb. 13. Calder skipped this Bow I� land r ink to victory in Zone 4 mixed competitions. It was held by the Royal Canadian Legion at Foremost recently. Sowottos moot GRANUM (HNS) - Sewettes attended a movie in Fort Macleod, then returned to the home of Mrs. Wallace Daley for the meeting and lunch. Mrs. Roy Fjordbotten was co-hostess. The hostess prizes were won by Mrs. Tony Knapek and Mrs. Alf Dunlop. Train scoutors BOW ISLAND (Special) -A Boy Scout group committee training school will be held Feb. 3 in the Burdett Community Hall. Baden Powell Sunday will be held Feb. 21 in the Bow Island Community Hall. March 13 a Cub and Boy Scout ice stampede will be held it the Bow Island Ice Centre. Now numbors PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) -Picture Butte Lions put on the new house numbers within, the town. They will also take orders for this year's community calendars. Charter members were entertained at the supper meeting. There were seven present. The Lions will improve the community park and repair playground equipment. Roceivo modalt STIRLING (HNS) - Medals were presented to Stirling athletes who competed in the Alberta Summer Games held last August at Pincher Creek. Receiving a gold medal was Marty Hirsche, winner of the men's juvenile relay race. Silver medal winners were Ronda Hicken for diving; Sandra Hirsche for swimming; Prescilla Skora for the high jump and Rozalind and Prescil-la Skora for the 100-metre swim relay. Drumheller puck talent 'outstanding' TABER (HNS) - Hockey action at Taber tonight at 8:30 o'clock will see some outstanding minor league talent from Drumheller according to the Drumheller club's .publicity director. . , Tony Kohknan, for example, is just back from Salt Lake City Golden Eagles after a five-game try-out resulted in him turning down a profession-contract for the balance of the season. He is a "great puck handler," said the Drumheller club's publicist, and is one of the "finest penalty killers in the game." Ross Gillow has ah illustrious record in the central pro league with Oklahoma where he shattered the record for most shutouts and lowest goals against average. Gillow was with Salt Lake last year, then got traded to Seattle and was sent to Drumheller. Kim Gould saw professional hockey action in the American Hockey League last year with Rochester, played with Keith Magnussen of the-Chicago Black Hawks.. 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