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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-30,Lethbridge, Alberta Construction costs situation ^bleak^ for school board NATAL, B.C. (HNS) - The Fernie School District was warned recently that construction costa will increase tremendously for the proposed building program. Jerry Browning, board architect from Cranbrook, baaed bis predictiMis on a survey taken at the coast which indicates that about 400 wage contracts, many of which affect the building industry, expire this year. "The situation is very bleak," said Mr. Browning. “Escalating costs of materials Is baffling contractot^.” He said many cmtractors come to his office each day seardiing for ways out of the dilemma posed w increased material costs. His firm has provided architectural services in about IS million worth of construction recently, he said, and many contractors are fmding th< n difficult. Town gets grant for RCMP park PINCHER CREEK ~ The town has received the RCMP Centennial grant of $10,000 to be used for the RCMP Centenirial Park and a footbridge connecting the PlDCher Creek Historical Society grounds. Blainnore’s proposal that one doecatcher nab canines from Coleman to Pincher Creek was rejected by council. Pincher Creek has its own dogcatcher and town council is satisfied with Ms work. Plans and specifications for a 170,000 renovation of the Pincher Creek FV)lice Building have been approved. Work must be finished by May 31 to qualify for a winter works grant. A conit of revision comprising councillors Jeff Higa and Jim Burns and Mayor Juan Teran will sit in council chambers here March 25. The annual meeting for town ratepayers Is set for MiU’ch 27. The SQUth In short Wildlife office staff hiked NATAL, B.C. (HNS) - The Nelson regional office of the fish and wildlife branch reports that the Kootenay region has employed an additional number of auxiliary conservation officers, nuisance animal trappers and part time office help. The additional help has relieved thé permanent staff of many of their routine duties and office work and pemitted them to spend more time in the field. This,has resulted in an increase in the number of prosecutions under the wildlife and fir^rms acts — in some cases as much as tri* pie that of previous years. Also more substantial penalties are being handed out by many judges. Vauxhall woman wins $1,000 VAUXHALL - Velma Hauserman of Vauxhall has won 11,000 in the fourth edition of the Association of Kinsmen Clubs’ Kinstakes. ■ The final draw will take Missionary society votes ETZIKOM (HNS) - Betty Cooper is president of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Evangelical Free Church. . Other officers are; Esther Weeks, vice-president; Lillian Weeks, secretary; and Hazel County receives tenders FOREMOST (Staff) - The County of Forty-Mile will receive tendersuntil4:30p.m. Feb. 12, for the rental of the cultivated portion of the following lands: Northwest quarter of section 18, township 4, range 10 containing 67 cultivated areas, Northeast quarter of section 18, township 4, range 10, con- Pasture directors named STIRLING (HNS) - At a recent meeting of the Stirling Pasture Company, Alva Wright was elected, and Wayne Hartley re-elected, directors This company was organized in 1927 when land was sold to the group from the government for a milk cow pasture. During the early years boys on horseback would gather cows from the village and drive them to the pasture one mil^northeast This is where the Stirling Lake is located The boys then _ their financial situatioD < After listening to Mr. Browning’s estimates on coets perUining to work on four schools in the Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford areas, school board secretary E. T. Chambers told trustees, “There is just no point in ling to referendum cm those r. Chambers had previously provided trustees with figures showing estimated costs for each project, funding still available from previous referenda, and funds authorized by department of education officials two weeks ago. He estimated cost of the gross building program at $3,138,700. Since authorized ¿xlsts, ^he* amount whic^i would have had to be raised by refer^um is $1,543,100. However, after listening to Mr. Browning, trustees decided to delete some items from the plans and authorized district superintendent of-schools, Don Hartwig, to go to Victoria to request examination of Mr. Browning’s estimates. The final figures quoted include funds for acquisition of sites and equipment, neither of which will be affected by increased contracthig costs. fii a further move to pare the building budget, the b^d voted to act as its own contractor in at least one school. This is expected to save 10 per cent on construction costs and provides a safety valve. As building committee chairman Jack Pit^eon put it, "If we nin out of money, we just stop. If we have a contractor doing the Job, it’s not that simple — 1..... place March 7 at which time the remaining $75,000 in prizes will be distributed. Tickets are available from Kinsmen. ' Erdmann, treasurer. The women plan to make a new quilt. Aid was. sent to a needy family. MyrUe Schmidt hosted the meeting. The next session is scheduled to be held at the home of Ruth Heitinger Feb. 3. STIU SELLING FOR LESS STERN’S CUT-RATE FURNITURE lUMlMIl    niMtt74K4 • we have to honor the taining 112 cultivated acres; and the southwest quarter of section IB, township 4, range 10 containing 100 cultivated acres more or less. There will be a four-year minimum on the leasing of this property Applicants should include the farming methods intended and the rental terms they are willing to acCept. gathered and returned the cows to their owners each evening This practice has been discontinued and now livestock are taken to pasture and left for the warmer months by each shareholder. Graduates CLARESHOLM Arlene deWit, now working at the Calgary General Hospital, recently graduated from the Vocational Centre at Calgaiy. Better maintenance asked A farm truck, just leaving Barons after depositing a load of grain in one of the nine county elevators in the town, may be a stght of the past for many rural comipunities in Southern Alberta. Rail tine abandonment and country elevator rationalization threatens to close transportation service to many small towns in the face ______L- of opposition from those small towns. Some farmers and farm groups are now calling for a nationalization of rail lines or at least railway beds so they would always be maintained, assuring small communities of rail service. The HeraW" District Larger grants sought Library chairman named contract.’ ' 'The board’s decision was supported by Mr. Browning, who pointed out that if a contractor is hired and a general strike or lockout situation develops in the building industry shnilar to that of three years ago, all work on a project will halt. “If you get a contractor, there is a good chance that there will be no construction this summer,” said Mr. Browning. Late bus from school continues NATAL, B.C. (HNS) - The Fernie school board recently decided to operate its late bus runs for a trial period without the usual requirement of a minimum of 10 students. Late bus runs have been established so students who are bused to and from schools may remain in school after regular hours in order to participate in sports activities or confer with teachers and other school personnel. Past practice is to require a minimum of 10 students for the late bus, but several principals told school trustees at the board's January meeting that some students register for the late bus merely to make up the numbers to 10 as a favor to other students or for an excuse to simply hang around. Trustee Lita Salanski of Grasmere said that bus drivers tell students who are not on the roster of a team requiring late busing for practices that they cannot ride the bus She felt this unfair to students wishing to use the library or consult the school principal as in some cases, it was reported, students have only a few minutes to catch the bus after the school period ends. The runs involve trips from Fernie to Elko, Jaffray to Elko, Grasmere to Elko and Sparwood to Elkford. Total estimated extra cost, without paying overtime, would be |6,-739 and with overtime would be $8.147. Trustees J Pidgeon of Fernie and J .Gerbrandt of Elkford opposed the sug^-tion of a trial period. Mr Pidgeon pointed out (hat if the plan was adopted as suggested, the buses would have to nm if even a sii^Ie student wished to slay late Committee seats filled on Fernie school board NATAL, B.C. (HNS) -Fernie school board standing conunlttees for 19>74 include: Maintenance and school rentals, E. S. Naccarato, A. L. Bouvier and Lita Salanski. Salary agreements: M. F. Wasnock, J. A. Pidgeon and A. Lundgren. Finance and insurance: L. Musil, M. F. Wasnock and E. S. Naccarato. Transportation; L. Musil, E. S. Naccarato and L. Salanski. Adult education: J. A. Pidgeon, L. Musil and J. Orbrandt. Health and dental; L. Salanski and A. Bouvier. Education and band; M. F. Wasnock, J. Gerbrandt and A. Lundgren. Recreation: E. S. Naccarato, A. L. Bouvier and J. A. Pidgeon. Building- J. A. Pidgeon, E. S. Naccarato, J. Gerbrandt and A. Lundgren. Heart fund drive planned CARDSTON (HNS) - The Heart Fund drive was planned at a recent meeting of the Cardston Hospital Auxiliary for Feb. 21. All money collected for the heart fund stays in the province. It is used for research and rehabilitation. All workers are volunteer, except for one paid employee. Prizes are being offered to the students of Grades 3, 4, S and 6 in the Lee Creek Educational Centre for Heart Fund posters. The contest closes on Feb. 4. ’liie posters will be displayed following the judging Plans for Valentine’s Day for the patients were made. A membership drive is planned for the Feb. 6 meeting.    • Prevent fires say volunteers STIRLING (HNS) - Fire Chief Boyd Hirsche says members of the village are becoming more fire-preventlon conscioui. During the past year, volunteer firemen were only called on three times, for grass fires. The fire department was called out recently to extinguish fire in Henry Bennick’s truck on the hijjhway northeast of the Emergency management: E. S. Naccarato, M. F. Wasnock and J. A. Pidgeon The first named trustee on each committee is the chairman, while J. Betenia as chairman of the board is member of each committee. Curling club pays loan CLARESHOLM - George Bishop, president of the Claresholm Curling Club, rec«itly presented $13,600 to the town as repayment of an interim loan made last year to aid curlers construct their new rink. COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) — Emily Misura was named chairman of the Coleman community library at the annual meeting held last week. Other officers include vicechairman, Bessie Upton; secretary, Jerome Rmman; treasurer, Mrs. P. Peter; librarian, John Wavrecan; assistant chairman Caroline Holyk; telephone chairman, Mrs. J. Kulig and publicity, Mrs. K. Wecko. The library will apply to the town for Municipal Library status so that advantage of larger provincial grants may be enjoyed. The board will apply to the provincial government for a grant to make a summer job as librarian available to a stu^ dent under one of the summer emi The board is considering a sale of books in March to raise funds for the library. Persons having books they wish to donate to the sale may contact a library worker, or the books may be left at the reading room next to the ice arena or by telephoning 563-3189 or 5633762. - ’Pass hockey fans treated to 6 minor league contests lie financial statement showed the library with a bank balance of isfoios after having purchased $1,025 worth of tKwks. The membership has increased considerably. A large number of old books have been discarded and a paper back section has been started. Adult members will be allowed to take out four books. ,BLA1RM0RE (CNP Bureau) — Crowsnest Pass hockey fans were treated to six excellent games in the Blairmore arena over the weekend for Blairmore Minor Hockey Day. In the beginners section Coleman downed Blairmore $3 and all star prizes went to Joe Garbiar and Michael Taje of Coleman and Ride Earl and Bill HaU of Blairmore. Blairmore Mighty Mites downed the visiting wUevue team 4-2 and all star prizes went to D. Paton and Robert Kautz of Bellevue and Tod Draper and Derridc Pizzey of Blairmore. Blairmore Tiny Mites trounced Coleman ^l and prizes went to Garry Gettman and Darren Rypien of Coleman and Glenn Ford and Tim Zubick of Blairmore. Blairmore Peewees wbin>ed Coleman 5-2 and All Stars were R. Freng and S. Russell of Coleman aiod Brent Balog and Donald Oulette of Blairmore. Pemie Midgets lost to the Pass Midgets 10-6 and A. Dómenle d Fernie and Doug Koentges of Blairmore took the All Star awards. In the final game of the day the Blairmore Bantams downed the Bellevue team 8-5 and awards went to G. Paton and Warroi Jones of Bellevue and Bob Watson and Mark Balog of Blairmore. 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