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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 1t74 TNI LtTHWUOOl HWAL0 II Groundwork set on home for mentally retarded Reading workshop aids pupils CARDSTON Ed Wight of Salt Lake City recently conducted a reading workshop in Cardston schools to help elementary pupils read better. The one-week program of reading sessions was entitled "tutorial reading system." A child who has trouble reading and sounding out words is sent to the tutor. The instructional assistant spends 15 minutes a day with the child. The tutor has a file of cards with the vowel sounds, other combinations of letters, and sample words to teach the pupil the skills of sight reading. This tutorial system has a definite step-by-step procedure. Each sound is learned in proper order according to proven scientific studies on reading. A high rate of success has been achieved in other areas where the program has been tested District calendar The beginners square dance group will dance at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chamberlain School in Grassy Lake. All square dancers are welcome a meeting will be held in the Blairmore Credit Union Hall at p.m. Thursday to reinstitute the local government amalgamation committee. Chemical rates posted FOREMOST (Staff) Application rates for Reulene 25E, Reulene 12R and Neguvon were posted here recently. The chemicals will not be sold by the county this year. The county is disposing of its remaining stock. Reulene 25E is issued in 64 ounce containers When applying to stock to fight warbles, one ounce of the chemical in the container is mixed with three ounces of water. One ounce of this mixture is applied per 100 pounds of body weight of the animal to be treated. One container, 64 ounces, mixed with the proper of water, 192 ounces, makes a total of 256 ounces. Reulene 12R and Neguvon, both in 128-ounce cans, are both ready to use and use the same rates of application, namely one-half an ounce per 100 pound body weight of animal to be treated. School wing ceremony set CARDSTON (HNS) The addition to the Cardston high school will be officially opened by Education Minister Lou Hyndman at p.m. Wednesday. The building been in operation as a school tince last fall. Practising Alex Big Smoke gets help pronouncing consonants. Concentrating Eldon Soup is shown file cards used in tutoring. County, town have fire services pay agreement NOBLEFORD (HNS) The Nobleford volunteer fire department is staffed by 14 men When the department is called to a fire, the men are paid a wage by the village council Should the fire call be received while the men are at their place of employment, then council pays them their New hoses were purchased this year. For the various types of fires, the department is equip- ped with the various types of pressure nozzels. The department is also equipped with two resuscitators In the village there is an adequate supply of water, with fire hydrants. Nobleford has indeed been fortunate for a good number of years as there has not been a major fire loss. the wage reverts to the wage set by the council Should the fire be in the county of Lethbridge, the county repays the village for services provided by the department at these rates. The council of the Village of Nobleford budgets for repairs, replacements and wage increases when it is striking the millrate at the beginning of the fiscal year, thus actually relieving the department, as such, the worry of paying its bills It is the department's business to keep the equip- ment in good working order The department is equip- ped with a fire engine, a 500- gallon carrying tank. Church9 Sunday school _ _ i IRON SPRINGS (HNS) William Calderwood presided over the recent Iron Springs United Church annual congregational meeting. During the year there has been a noted increase in church and Sunday School attendance. A vote of thanks was extended to James Asplund for his work as cubmaster for the two packs of Cubs in the Iron Springs community Mrs. Howard B Haney reported on the newly-formed "couples club" which is Claresholm fire volunteers attend 2 drills each month CLARESHOLM (HNS) Claresholm's fire protection service is provided by 25 volunteers who attend fire drills twice a month. Fire Chief Don Bush says there is a waiting list of men who would like to join the volunteer force The fire department has two firefighting trucks, a pumper and a booster The force also mans a rural fire truck provided by the Willow Creek MD for use on farm fires Firemen paid a fire call and for each fire practice A new ultra-modern fire truck is on order and is expected to arrive soon proving very popular with close to 40 members. Mike Trofenanko and Edward Jorgensen were named to the manse committee; Cyril Noble and Clure Oliver were re-elected as representatives on the Chinook Co-operative Parish Frank Nemeth was named chairman, and Edward Jorgensen secretary, of the board of stewards Mrs D Erno and Mrs F. Nemeth were named to the session for a three-year term During the meeting appreciation was expressed for the generous contribution made by the Turin membership William Calderwood will be serving the north portion of the Chinook Co-operative Parish during the next year. He requested a calendar of coming events for the regular church bulletin which is going to be published Church elects officials COUTTS (HNS) At the recent annual congregational meeting of the Coutts United Church, Stan Long, and Everett Ford were elected to the session for a five-year term. Evelyn Long, Susan Harvie and Lucy Ford were elected to the committee of stewards. The devotionals for the United Church Women were conducted during the year by Virginia Ford and Susan Harvie. CRANBROOK (HNS) An interim committee has been formed to launch a society and name a board of directors for the proposed home for the mentally retarded at the former St Eugene Mission School. Response to the project has been good, say Dr. J. S. Bland, The Hcrald- District Lions Club will develop green strip on creek ELKFORD (HNS) The Elkford Lions Club has decided to proceed with developing the green belt area along Boivin Creek in the village. The area is now the graveyard for old tires, broken bottles and debris. The project is designed for construction over three years and will eventually have a water fountain, fish pond, park benches, barbecue pits and flower beds. The first summer's work will be taken up with cleaning the area of the debris and broken trees A four-foot chain link fence will be placed around the park. Matt Fennuik is chairman of the project. His committee comprises Gwyn Hughes and Bill Grainger. Donations balance They will work closely with Aid. Grace Malnarich and Bruce Scott of McCarter, Naire and partners. This firm has been commissioned by the village to co-ordinate the entire recreation program for the "instant" town. books CRANBROOK (HNS) The Dr. F. W. Green Memorial Home had a deficit in 1973 but donations of helped balance the books. Revenue tallied up from the previous year, but wage and food cost increases used up the income. The home houses 31 resident boarders all year. Feb. 28 was set as probable completion date for the new two-floor wing which will double the guest capacity to 62. This is being financed through a CMHC loan to the formerly debt-free society. When the final building expenditure is determined this will alter the balance sheet. It shows in assets, of which has been spent so far on an estimated for the expansion. Kiwanis, Kinsmen and Kinnette cash donations of about total will furnish three new rooms, and other service clubs have pledged. The four self-contained lower floor units will be unfurnished except for stove and fridge. Rentals and boarding fees have been tentatively established and applications are being accepted at the home Elected three-year directors were M G. Klinkhamer, Mrs. Gordon Haskell and Douglas Perry. Continuing for two more years are Alec Demchuk, re- elected chairman, Steve Shypitka and Hank Mayberry, and continuing one more year are Mrs. George Mclnnes, Mrs Alec Demchuk and Mrs. Frank Bridges. Other directors are named from an appointment formula, except Edward Gummer and Ron Bailey who are permanent lifetime directors. Gas co-op gets okay CLARESHOLM (HNS) Little Bow Gas Co-operative Ltd. members learned recently the directors have received the go-ahead from the department of telephones and utilities to proceed with a feasibility study to determine the cost of natural gas to members Palmer Engineering of Lethbridge was given instructions to prepare cost estimates and report back by the end of the month About 75 per cent of rural people in this area are interested in obtaining natural gas. Grant to revive provincial co-ordinator of mental retardation services, and Don Bmgham, director of programs for the department of human resources. They met here recently with about 16 area representatives. Mr. Bingham says the staff of the school will be employees of the society and will be recruited locally The actual programming of the school will be created by the local society with consultation from the department of human resources and the mental health branch of the department of health. Any necessary professional services, such as a psychiatrist or a medical doctor, will be provided by the community. Dr. Bland said some larger facilities have the advantage of better and more "professional programs" but that schools the size of the proposed one at St. Eugene School would put the patients closer to boarding homes which is the ultimate aim of the program in this case. Dr. Richard Foulkes recently released his report on mental health facilities in the province after a one-year study He recommended all large mental hospitals in B.C be torn down. His report also said there is general agreement that long- term stays in mental institutions do more harm than good to patients. Dr. Bland said transportation will be provided for the school, likely in the form of a bus. Social activities will be integrated where possible with other community facilities He said the present facilities of the community and the new school will "compliment one another." Dr. Bland and Mr Bingham agreed the school will co- ordinate closely with the community's mental health facilities and "will be an added resource" to the community. Dr. Bland said the school will not require highly trained personnel, such as a psychiatrist, but would be staffed by semi-professional people. These people would have experience in the field and possibly there would be one or two psychiatric nurses. He said the aim is to create a "community" type of environment for the patients to bring them closer to being able to transfer to a boarding type of home which, he said, would provide a "closer, family-type of atmosphere." chamber Sportsman deplores CLARESHOLM (HNS) Town councillor Dan LeGrandeur, noting an active chamber of commerce is an asset to any community, spurred a town grant of to revive the Claresholm Chamber of Commerce. The 'money will be taken from the business tax fund if the chamber presents a program of activities to town council. Cpun. Le Grandeur said the business tax was instituted primarily for the betterment of the business community but the funds have been going into general revenue. Coun. Willard Henker opposed the motion. He said the chamber, for all intents and purposes, is defunct. Food services staff honored CLARESHOLM Members of the food services staff of the Claresholm Care Centre were honored recently by chef Stan Stoklosa for long service. Receiving long service certificates of commendation were Harold Atkins, Ryerson McLeod, Gladys Oberten, assistant chef Frank Penich and Maddie Clark. killing without purpose STIRLING (HNS) Sportsman Alva Bair recently told the Stirling Parent- Teacher Association about wildlife preservation. "It just doesn't make sense to kill anything without a purpose." He suggests hunting is needed as a management tool, however, sportsmanship is also needed. Mr Bair said it makes more sense to shoot unwanted coyotes and use their hides than to destroy the whole animal with poison Mr. Bair's film slides of the Milk River territory revealed great beauty of native prairie and the Sweetgrass Hills. There are about 11 species of big game in this area as well as several smaller animals. Some who have only been here during the past 15 years are the raccoon, fox, and cottontail-rabbit. Many of the game birds have gone because over-grazing of cattle has destroyed their habitat so they are over-exposed to animals and hunters CUSTOM Al SERVICE Bread Exotic wid percentage cattle to Purabrada f) Newly constructed Dry Lot for AI Service Government Licensed Technicians Semen stored at Farm some space for calving For Information contact: JERRY KEUJER Phono 345-4749 Box 1001, CoaMale, Alberta TOK OLO Only 2 Days Left During Advance Lumber's Great JANUARY No order too large or too small. Free delivery in the city. 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