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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, June LETHBRIDGE Coalhurst pre-school expensive baby-sitting councillor It was pre-school day at the Lethbridge County school committee Tuesday, but some groups came away happier than others. A request by organizers of an Early Childhood Services education program in Coalhurst to have the county take over the program was turned down, but not before some trustees got their licks in at ECS. "It's an expensive baby- sitting Coun. John Murray said. Parents in Coalhurst have spent a great deal of time getting the program organized "and now it's ready to fold he said. Fiona Denhoed, president of the Coalhurst Parent-Child Development Society, told trustees that many mothers with children enrolled in the program are working and won't have time for the routine tasks required to keep the service operating. County administration would have freed available parents to concentrate on child-related activities, she said. There is no other alter- native, the president said. If the county doesn't take over the program, at least 14 children in the Coalhurst area will be without an ECS service next fall. Coun. Nicol said the real problem with the Coalhurst organization is that many parents won't help, leaving responsibility for running the program with a small number of people. "There's all kinds of youngsters he said, "but they can't get the parents involved." Chick Burge, school superintendent, recommend- ed against the Coalhurst re- quest, saying there is no space in Coalhurst schools to accom- modate the program. The society is having dif- ficulty renting the Coalhurst Legion Hall, where the program has been run this year. But Mr. Burge said portable classrooms are in short supply and he would have trouble getting the two required for regular .classes in Coalhurst for the coming year, let alone another for an ECS class. Coun. Nicol said he had made it clear to the group in previous meetings they would be wasting their time asking for accommodation in the schools. Other trustees also mention- ed that if the county took the program over, the pre-school teacher, now paid a month, would have to receive a union salary. Coun. Nicol said he ex- pected that once the novelty of parent-run ECS programs has died, school boards will have to take them all over. He forecast all ECS programs would fold after the coming academic year. But despite that prediction, the county will assist parent groups in Nobleford and Har- dieville with their ECS programs. The school committee approved a request from the Lethbridge Rural ECS Society, which will run pre- schools for over 30 children in the Hardieville, Sunnyside and McNally schools, all within a five mile radius of the city. Walter Adam, president of the society, asked to use rooms in the schools, which are not used to capacity, for the pre-school program, and for assistance busing children to schools at McNally and Sun- nyside. Trustees had no problem giving their permission for use of the schools, but said pre-school children would only be picked up if the buses aren't already filled. Trustee Eileen Urvold said the county wouldn't be able to put a special bus on a route just for ECS children. Mr. Adam told the committee the program will be run for IVa days a week at each school, using the services of one He saiii the society succeed- ed in having Hardieville class- ed as a disadvantaged area for the purposes of ECS grants. Under a recently revised formula, the provincial government gives a grant of per student, but will pay another for each student from a "disadvantaged area." The Nobleford ECS group had only one request of the school committee and it was granted without reservation. B.C. provincial secretary to open Fort Steele Park Coaldale school play runs tonight, Friday COALDALE (HNS) The Grade 9 drama class of R. I. Baker School will stage the play The Clown and His Circus at p.m. tonight and Friday in the R. I. Baker School auditorium. The director is Murray J. Robison. Mr. Robison has been teaching in the school for many years and is retiring at the end of this term. The play is a three-act comedy for children. It will include audience participation. A different cast will perform each evening. The main role of the clown is shared by Donna Tokariuk and Margot Graham. Phone booth hot issue NOBLEFORD (HNS; Council has decided to hire a student for the summer for general duties. This student will not be a government employee but hired solely by the village. Council granted to the Nobleford Sports Day com- mittee to help defray some of the early costs. Coun. Harold Urvold is investigating the costs involv- ed and money available for a new adminstration building for the village. Alberta Government Telephones is being asked to reconsider the telephone booth' issue before August. Council feels the phone booth was a public convience and its removal is causing an in- convenience to some people here. Noble Cultivators Limited was authorized to dump acetylene residue in the dump. Permission was also granted by the health inspec- tor. John Boon, director of preventative social services of the Barons Eureka Health Unit. explained the "homemaker services" available to those par- ticipating in the health unit. Milk River crews await cool weather to fix filters MILK RIVER Town crews here are waiting patiently for some cool, wet weather before cleaning the second of two reservoir filters. Mayor Cam McKay said this week the water supply in Milk River will remain "normal" until town crews shut down one of the town's two reser- voirs to clean silt from a sand filter. He said Milk River residents are allowed to sprinkle every other day. No overnight or Sunday watering is allowed. KIMBERLEY Provincial secretary Ernest Hall will open Fort Steele Historic Park for the 1974 season at 8 p.m. Friday. Located about 10 miles east of Cranbrook at the junction of the Wild Horse Creek and the Kootenay River, the park is situated on the site of the first Northwest Mounted Police post in British Columbia. The Wild Horse Players, featuring Tink Robinson, Judy Armstrong, George La Fleche, Lorraine Butler, Ken Irwin, and Fennifer Higgin, accompanied by pianist Steve Smith, will perform at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, in the 1974 produc- tion of Fort Steele or Bust. New attractions at the park this year are Dark Lad and Wee Bob the latest additions to the famous team of Clydesdale horses. Old hospital earmarked for education CRANBROOK (Special) The old Fernie Hospital will likely be used for adult educa- tion and Selkirk College exten- sion courses, according to Mayor Vern Uphill. The East Kootenay Hospital District will have no need for the old building after it com- pletes a planned move into a new building. District authorities have agreed to turn the old hospital over to city officials, he said. "The hospital board made it evident they want no part of the building once they move into their new Vince Downey, chairman of the EKRHD. said. Help! i Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIHCUUTION-JOBPRIRTING VERNON DECOUX, Rmidcnt Rtp., 562-2149 J GRANUM (HNS) The ad- visory board of the drop in centre would like all persons interested in helping write a history of Granum to contact the drop in centre at 236-3840. or Mary Hoge, Linden Kellicut, or Art Fjordbotten. Labor and Management Experience In... Agriculture Food Services Tourism Ericksen, Sven LIBERAL X Inserted by Hit Lethbridge Federal Liberal Association I Pipeline firms plan Crowsnest Pass route CRANBROOK (Special) Two pipeline companies are working in the East Kootenay in preparation to applying for permission to pipe natural gas to the U.S. from a McKenzie Valley line. Canadian Arctic Gas outlined its proposed route from the Crowsnest Pass to Kingsgate at a Regional District of East Kootenay meeting. The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board referred the matter to its technical planning committee for consideration. The route generally parallels one already existence and owned by Alberta Natural Gas. in Vulcan drop-in centre gets New Horizons VULCAN (Staff) Fishing expeditions for senior citizens here will be interrupted this summer by construction work in the basement of the new library. Rudy Kotkas, secretary of the Vulcan senior citizen drop- in centre, said recently his association has been granted by the federal New Horizons program for construction of a square foot drop-in centre. He said most of the association's 101 members will donate labor to the pro- ject, but added: "They want to do a bit of fishing this summer, too." At 66 Rudy is. by his own description, "the youngest of the bunch." The Vulcan senior citizens now meet in the Vulcan Legion. The drop-in centre project is "stirring up tremendous he said in a telephone interview from his Vulcan home. Most of the federal grant will pay for building materials to finish the base- ment of the new library to be completed in July. New Horizons is designed by Ottawa to encourage and assist retired men and women in programs the federal government feels benefit senior citizens and their com- munities. Credit unions may increase capital to million TABER (HNS) Proposals for increasing member equity in the Credit Union Federation of Alberta Ltd. will be considered at a Lethbridge chapter meeting in the Royal Canadian Legion dining room at Lethbridge at p.m. June 27. Federation managing director Douglas C. A. Johnson of Calgary, along with officials of the federation's finance department, will present recommendations which would increase the federation's share capital from million to million. Federation director Ross Gibb of Taber says member credit unions will be asked to give official approval of the plan, according to a resolution passed at the federation's annual meeting in April. Chapter president George Rodzinyak of Lethbridge urges all credit unions be represented with authorization to vote for the recommendation. The Herald' District Taber Council sells land; chooses municipal crest TABER (HNS) Town council recently approved the sale of 3.38 acres of land west of 58th St. and north of 54th Ave. to PEN Vegetable Holdings Ltd. for The firm will erect a potato storage and conditioning plant by Sept. 1 for the 1974 potato harvest. C. V. Correia. high school teacher at St. Mary's School here, has won a Taber Municipal District competition for an official crest design for the municipality. Mr. Correia presented three of the four designs entered. He was awarded the offered by the MD council. The selection was made at this week's meeting of the council. The design depicts four -basic agricultural pursuits and a concept of agricultural industry representative of the irrigation district. In other business, the council heard Vauxhall Mayor Harvey Blaney and the health inspector request the MD for additional assistance in maintaining the Vauxhall landfill dump grounds in a more satisfactory condition but took no immediate action. It was thought by Mayor Blaney that the dump was used more by rural than by town people, a condition hard to confirm. Council also heard social services directors John Boon and Ray B. Evanson of the Barons-Eureka Health Unit give a resume of programs offered citizens within the health unit area under social services and preventive services Council approved the sale by tender of four used trucks which were not traded on new units two pick-up types, one panel, and one Travelall. Advice received from the department of municipal affairs advised council that the department would take over responsibility for licensing and enforcing mobile equipment regulations in all ?vIDs and counties. Formerly, due to the mobility of heavy equipment, control by the local administrations was found to be incomplete and to be generally unsatisfactory. Child clinics scheduled COALDALE (HNS) The Barons-Eurkea Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant and pre-school clinics: COALDALE: Thursday, June 20, in the health unit office in the town office building (upstairs) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. TABER: Thursday, June20, in the health unit office in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. HARDIEVILLE: Friday, June 21. in the school from to p.m. PICTURE BUTTE: Tuesday. June 25. in the Picture Butte High School, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. TABER: Tuesday. June 25. in the health unit office in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. NOBLEFORD: Wednesday. June 26. in the school from to p.m. VAUXHALL: Wednesday. June 26. in the elementary school from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. COALDALE: Thursday. 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