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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Herald Senior citizen's lodges planned for Lethbridge and Coaldale areas Requests for the govern- ment to build senior citizens' lodges in Lethbridge and Coaldale will be heard by Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell Thursday while he is in Lethbridge. Don Le ad- ministrator of city lodges for the Green Acres said Tuesday that requests for two 65-bed lodges will be made to the minister at a meeting Thursday afternoon. There now are 148 people waiting for space in lodges in Coaldale and Lethbridge and the foundation will be asking the government to include the cost of building the homes in its 1975-76 budget. The waiting list for Coaldale is 60 and for Lethbridge 88. The two homes would be fill- ed to capacity Mr. Le Baron said. is a point we wantto that any homes built here will be filled. There are vacancies in many homes in the but not he said. The last senior citizens' home to be built in Blue Sky has been filled to capacity since the first day it opened in 1973. People wanting to get into the lodge's have had to wait eight to 14 months to get into a facility in Lethbridge. And those waiting for accommoda- tion should not have to leave their home towns to get into a home feel the lodges should be built where people want to be Why sho.uld people go to other areas to find necessary he asked. He added there are also peo- ple in out-of-town lodges who wish to come back to ttie city or Coaldale when another lodge is built And the need for a senior citizens' lodge here will not be lessened by the construc- tion of the senior citizens' high rise in he said. don't feel the high rise will lower the list of people waiting because very few peo- ple von our list will go there. The high rise is serving a different The average age of people who will be living in the high rise will be about 60-65 but people living in lodges are more than 80-years-old. The people who will be selected to live in cannot cook and maintain a house themselves. The town of Coaldale also applied to the govern- ment for a senior citizens' apartment building similar to the Lethbridge and if that application is also the two units could be combined in a single com- Mr. Le Baron said. Coupled with the two lodge briefs will be a request fcr ex- pansion of Golden Acres one of the three lodges in Lethbridge. It will cost about The expansion would be similar to one already approved for Golden Acres which will increase the lodge by 10 single rooms Although no cost estimate has been worked out for the Mr Le Baron a 65-bed facility ntfw costs about Taber assessments to be appealed TABER Three appeals against Taber's 1974 general assessment will be heard by the provincial assessment appeal board in the town council chambers Aug. 8. The appeals are from the Taber stake of the LDS Kenneth W. Garner and Shell Canada Ltd and will be heard at 2 and p m. respectively. The new appeals had been confirmed previously by the local court of revision. Notice of the appeal hearing was received here by town secretary treasurer T M who advised council Monday night that members of the the assessor and the appellants only would be required to attend. In other council learned an information meeting on land use in Alberta is to be held in the agricultural board room of the Taber Ad- ministration Building at p m Aug. 13 Project supervisor and field representative for the Alberta land use forum Nick Agnew told the council last night a good turnout is expected of formal and informal com- munity leaders. An invitation will be extended by public advertisement. Nine terms of reference have been established and citizen comments desired. Citizen comments are re- quired so suitable and accep- table policy determinations can be made by the four minister cabinet he said. The Aug. 13 meeting will be informative in nature. Mr. Agnew will explain the program and its objectives and citizen comments will follow at two subsequent public forums Dates will be set for these public forums to suit agricultural workers. Briefs from residents within a 50 mile radius will be heard. Mr Agnew will meet with the Taber Municipal District council durings its August meeting to explain the program in further detail Council nominated Coun. Helen Wentz to a new Lethbridge regional mental health council term after she volunteered. The appointment could not wait until after the fall civic elections. Mrs. Wentz intends to seek re election she said Council agreed to cancel the municipal portion of the 1974 taxes for the Taber Golf and Curling reducing taxes payable from to Council also heard a letter from Harry B Myers of the Doric Masonic lodge protesting that the increased 1974 tax load is The increase was due to the upward revaluation of the commercial land on which the lodge building stands. Council also heard a report from the department of highways and transport Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON Resident 562-2149 Bellevue water main construction Installation of Bellevue's new sewer and water a million will be completed in earFy November. The contractor is Norsask Con- struction of Drumhaller. The work is now 20 per cent completed. Coaldale celebration to be this weekend Jordans COALDALE Coaldale Settler's Days will be held here Friday and Satur- day it will start with the opening of the Kinsmen's beer garden at the Kinsmen Rodeo Grounds east of Coaldale The beer garden will operate from 6pm to 1 a m. A street dance will be held on main street from 8 to 12 sponsored by the Ventura Hotel The Acme will play There will be a free pancake breakfast on main street from 7 to 9 a m spon- sored by the Coaldale and District Chamber of Commerce The parade starts at 11 a m It will assemble at the hospital and go down main street It will disperse at the baseball grounds. Lunch will be served at the Coaldale Fire Hall by the Pythian Sisters Rodeo events will be staged at the grounds from 1 to 6 30 p m. A horseshoe tournament will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. behind the Coaldale Centen- nial Library. It is sponsored by the South Oldman River Recreation Board. The Coaldale Buddhist Church will sponsor a chow mem supper at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Donkey baseball will be held at the baseball grounds from 7 to 8 30 p m sponsored by the local Rotarians. The com- munity band will perform dur- ing intermission. There will be another street dance from 8 to 12 midnight in front of the Ventura Hotel The Kinsmen's up will be held at 8 30 p m at the Coaldale Arena with music by the Second Ascension o'f Calgary. MIDSU Superb Leader Now Featured at Spectacular Savings ER SALE 1 The South In short Sewer project underway BELLEVUE The installation of the sewer system and new water mams in the village of Bellevue is 20 per cent completed Engineers Strong Lamb and Nelson Ltd. of Calgary indicated the million project should be completed in early November. The program began June 1 and includes laying of 5.3 miles of eight and 10-inch sewer mains and three miles of four and six-inch water mains in half of the town. The contractor is Norsask of Drumheller Finances for the project have been arranged through the Alberta Municipal Financing loans and some government grants Party raises PINCHER CREEK The recent St Vincent's Hospital garden party raised through 'the sale of han- tea and through donations About 350 people were entertained and the proceeds will be used for the comfort of patients Missionaries to speak COALDALE An open public meeting to honor returned missionaries Mr. and Mrs. Roy O'Shiro will be held at B p.m. Wednesday in the Coaldale United Church Hall. Mr. O'Shiro will speak on their work in Japan and there will FINE BROADLOOMS Cheap carpet at a cheap price is not good value. 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