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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Claresholm senior centre opening drew politicians, crowds Tuesday, June LETHBRiDGE HERALD-13 Tlu> Herald- District CLARESHOLM (HNS) About 80 attended the recent opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Claresholm Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre. All the neighboring towns were represented, as were the local and two senior governments. Jack Homer, MP for Crowfoot and Leighton Buckwell, MLA from Macleod provincial riding, were among speakers. Jack Homer remarked on the works of art which have been produced by senior citizens after they had retired from their normal duties of making a living. He stressed the importance of developing previously hidden talents and suggested such programs as the New Horizons provided by the senior government could help. Father O'Rierdon, chairman of the Preventive Social Services Board for Claresholm and Granum, said the new centre provided a social need in providing a facility in which people could meet to exchange ideas and have a little fun. Staff Sergeant Bill Bood of the local police force extended the best wishes of the police department and expressed the hope that younger people of the town would be inspired FOREMOST'S 1974 MAVERICK MARDI GRAS QUEEN into developing a centre for themselves. He noted that senior citizens are using a former church building and started out in a former bank office building and suggested this must have a special meaning. Councillor Mae Stewart gave greetings on behalf of the Town of Clareshom and wished the 285 members every success in their community project. The centre boasts a shuffleboard game, a pool table, a television set, kitchen, card tables, easy chairs and chesterfields. One popular activity is weekly bingo games open to the general public. The centre is the first project to be partly funded by the preventive social service board of Claresholm and Granum. The project was planned and partly under way before the P.S.S. agreement was undertaken with the department of health and social service of the province. Two years ago, when the old church building and a former Tom Boy supermarket building came up for sale, Carl Smedstead and his committee asked the Town Council to purchase one of the buildings for their use. Mr. Smedstead had heard about the P.S.S. program of the Provincial Government, and after much persuasion the Town decided to borrow from a local bank and buy the former church building. A P.S.S. advisory board was appointed and the Town entered an agreement with the province to share costs of a directdr with the town paying 20 per cent and the government paying 80 per cent of his salary and expences. Shooters earn skill honors Forty Mile County hospital seat said to have low utility LUNDBRECK (CNP Bureau) The Willow Valley Trophy Club grand aggregate trophy was shared by Rick Kucheran of Lethbridge and Lloyd Dunk of Warner at the recent annual shooting contest at the Frank Lynch Staunton ranch north of Lundbreck. More than 80 marksmen competed. John Moran of Foremost won the .22 calibre rifle 20 yard event. Bill French of Lethbridge and Ben Schmidt of Taber were second and third. In the five yard event, Ben Schmidt copped first, Bob Hobbs of Lethbridge was, second and Ben Schmidt third. Helen Arndt of Taber proved her skill in the 20 yard 22 calibre rifle event by k CHARLENE MORLAMD Charlene is 16 years old and a resident of Wrentham and spon- sored by the Skiff Ladies' Variety Association. Charlene is a 5'6" blue-eyed blonde a Grade 11 student in the Raymond High School. She's been active in the 4-H movement, winning Public Speaking and horsemanship awards. Also a gold medal winner in the Equestrian section of the '73 Summer Games, and won a Lions Club Scholarship for highest marks in Grade 9. Future plans for Charlene include university and travel and searching for those things in life that bring satisfaction to herself and others. Southland view Clouds drift eastward in this view of the Rockies, looking south from a point several miles north of Glenwood. The camera's perspective made the plains look as flat as an ironing board. Council makes job list FOREMOST (Staff) Ed Torsher and Reeve Dan County of Forty-Mile council Vanden Berg Friday were members Lyle Nattrass and named to the new Disaster WINDOW AWNINGS Rooms can be kept up to 15% cooler in summer! YOUR CHOICE 3 DIFFERENT TYPES FIBREGLASS All sizes to fit your windows. 6 permanent decorator colors. VENTWOOD Available in 2 sizes: 5 step projection; 8 step 26" projection. Wood slats are attached to metal brackets. Can be painted any desired color. ALUMINUM Custom made to fit your windows. 8 baked on decorator colors. in addition to our regular weekday hours we are open all day Saturday. WE WILL BE PLEASED TO MEASURE YOUR WINDOWS AND QUOTE YOU PRICES INSTALLED. ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE 1925" Cor. 2nd Ave. ft 13th Street S.Lethbridge Phone 328-3301 Service Act committee at a recent meeting. Agriculture field man Vern Arnold was named co- ordinator of volunteer and support services, which replace the Emergency measures organization. A director of the disaster services agency will be appointed after the agency is established. Council named members William K. Babe. Lyle Nattrass and Russell Scratch to a committee charged with meeting Foremost. Bow Island and Manyberries officials and firefighters to sound out feelings on a proposed purchase of new fire trucks. The county could get a better deal if it tendered on three trucks than if they were purchased separately. Coun. Bill Gejdos said. Coun. Scratch noted that the purchase of three trucks, possibly at would be "quite a jolt." Council also discussed the problem of manning and posting the machines. Council will advertise the house on lot 14. block 4 in EUikom for sale. It is Ihe former Cecil Wesley home, which has been recovered for taxes. Council decided il would cost too much to restore the home to rentable condition. Official to visit Taber A representative of the Lelhbridge district office of the Canada Pension Plan will open shop at Taber Thursday to meet pensioners of that area. Ron Viney will be at the Taber administration building from 3 p.m. Jo 4 p.m. downing Verna Whitney and Michelle Roberts, both of Lethbridge. The Taber including Bud and Ben Schmidt, John Morgan, Charlie Arndt and Ron Hutchinson, took the five man team event. The three woman team event went to Evelyn Leffingwell, Verna Whitney and Helen Arndt all of Lethbridge. Highest individual score in the team events went to Ron Hutchinson with 120 plus nine. Charlie Arndt of Taber took the trapshoot event. Runners up were Kucheran and Bob Johnson of Lundbreck. The large bore rifle with scope event went to Lloyd Dunk of Warner with Bud Schmidt of Taber and Steve Dixon of Brant second and third. The large bore rifle with iron sight event was won by Bob Hobbs of Lethbridge while two other city men, Art Bourne and Kucheran took second and third. Lloyd Dunk won the tight group event with Rick Kucheran and Ron Hutchinson of Warner running close behind. Kucheran proved best in the hunter's match event. Alvin Robins of Pincher Creek was second. The pop up target event went to Bob Hobbs of Lethbridge. The variable range event went to Ralph Cervo of Burmis with runners up being Kevin Kotkas of Lethbridge and Ron Babin of Pincher Creek. The buddy event went to the Warner team of Ron Hutchinson and Dunk. They scored 134 plus 8 for the win. FOREMOST (Staff) The County of Forty Mile seat on the Border Counties Hospital Board has little meaning, because the county does not help finance the hospital, according to the county's hospital representative. Coun. Russell Scratch, who now holds the seat, made the statement during a recent council meeting. Because the provincial government now pays all hospital costs in the province, the county representative should be elected at large, Coun. Scratch said. The hospital board would be the representative's only responsibility and he would likely take more interest in it than a county councillor now does, Coun. Scratch said. Reeve Dan Vanden Berg disagreed, saying, "I like it the way it is now." "My own feeling, the hospital reports given here each month, they don't mean as much as they would if the county was picking up the he said. "I wonder if we need council representation on the hospital Coun. Frank Romeike. representative to the Bow Island Hospital and Nurses Residence, said: "I would say without any hesitation, Council decided to discuss it again later, prior to the organizational meeting which follows the fall municipal elections. Reeve Vanden Berg noted the county system is designed to have school, municipality and hospital affairs all under one government. But Coun. William George McFall said that in the case of Coun. William Kenneth Babe, for example, "I am wondering if the work doesn't pile up." Coun. Babe is a hospital and health unit representative. Secretary Roy Wallman told council that it didn't have to appoint a councillor. The present motion could be rescinded, he said. Coun. Scratch said: "If we allowed the hospital board members to be elected at large, then they would have an electorate to answer to the same as we do." He said he didn't attend some hospital board and regional meetings because the dates conflict with county meetings. "A person has just so much time." said Coun. Scratch. "Time seems to be shorter as the years go by. You find it squeezing you quite a bit. Consequently you don't give quite as good representation as somebody only interested as somebody only interested (in that one But Reeve Vanden Berg said: "I prefer the way we have it now." Reeve Vanden Berg said. "I was in Bow Island one time, where hospital board members were elected. One time we didn't receive any nominations. Nobody was interested." TENURE BRIEF William Henry Harrison, at 68 the oldest U.S. president ever invested, was also the first to die in office, in 1841, one month after his. inauguration. LITTLE BLACK HORSE SOCIETY 2nd ANNUAL INDIAN DAYS BROCKET, ALBERTA Sat., Sun., Mon., June 29.30, July 1 YOUTH PARADE 10A.M. SATURDAY GENERAL PARADE 10 A.M. SUNDAY with MP KEN HURLBURT A ceremony will be held to honor Ken Hurlburt SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS SMALL BOYS' DANCE TROOP CHICKEN EVENING GENERAL DANCING LITTLE BLACK HORSE GIVEAWAY DANCE MONDAY 1-3 P.M. EVERYONE WELCOME WAGE AND PRICE CONTROLS ARE NOT FOR CANADIANS Labor needs fair wages NOT Wage Controls! Farmers and Stockmen need better prices and additional world markets. NOT Price Controls! Businessmen need incentives NOT a freeze on prices and production! Vote Prosperity! Elect: ERICKSEN, Sven LIBERAL X Inserted by The Lethbridge Federal Liberal Association Phone 329-0224 ;