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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Fernie chamber demands hospital FERNIE - Fernie Chamber of Commerce has sent a petition bearing 1,603 names to Health Minister Ralph Loff-mark requesting fast action on construction of Fernie Hospital. The petition, organized by chamber member Miss Loretta Mangan, contains names from all over the area, including Jaffray area, the South Country, Elko, Fernie, Sparwood and a surprisingly large number of signers from Elkford, the new Fording Coal townsite. At the same time, a petition In favor of a hospital for Spar-wood area also was organized with many signers from all over the district. Fernie chamber took the action following discussion of the length of time it has taken the provincial government to approve plans for a district hospital here. Questions also have been raised by the chamber about the seemingly inadequate sum, $2,000,000 set aside for construction. The local hospital board has received approval in principle for a 66-bed hospital to replace the already overcrowded 43-bed hospital now in use. The hospital is designated as one to serve the district although the existing facilities, Michel Hospital, serving Spar- Dump sites opposed NATAL (HNS) - The Regional District of East Koo-tenay has been attempting to acquire sites for garbage disposal. It now has chosen about seven sites on which it has applied to the provincial government for lease. One site has been, leased and may go into operation by spring. Probably months of processing are still ahead before the seven sites chosen can be used. Residents in the area of the approved site at Jaffray are petitioning against it. The dump site which the RDEK opposes is at the community of Elkford and is operated by Fording Coal. RDEK administrator Frank Bertoia is opposed to the site because it is too small and too close to the community of Elkford. RDEK would not oppose use of the site until the RDEK is able to acquire its own site and operate it. wood, will be maintained until such time as it is replaced. Health Minister Loffmark has stated that Sparwood will not get a full hospital but will eventually, he anticipates, receive facilities large enough to look after emergencies, some operations and have a limited number of beds. Representatives of Fernie board expect to visit B.C. Hospital Insurance Services people in Victoria in about two weeks to put a "dollar value" on recent agreements reached between the two groups on what the hospital shall contain. This does not mean that full approval has been given the preliminary functional plan, but the board feels it has made considerable progress. Farm business short course March 19 TABER (HNS) - Taber's annual farm business information short course will be held Friday, March 19, at the community centre. District agriculturist Murray F. Wilde says this year's course should be of considerable importance. The major subjects will deal with new provincial and federal agricultural legislation and policies. Speakers will include Al Bothamley, federal provincial manpower agent; Dave Jantzie, head of the provincial field crops branch; Clark Ferries, secretary, Alberta agriculture products marketing council; A. M. (Mac) Runci-man, president of United Grain Growers and head of Canada Grains Council; and Sheri Clark, regional poultry specialist. Other topics will include the new local feeder association policy by Taber association president S. Arnold Odland, irrigated forage crop production and a progress report on grain corn research and production on southern Alberta by Don Wilson and others involved in grain corn work. Chairman for the 9:30 a.m. morning session will be local beet growers' president Mike Putici, while Lawrence Bar any is expected to direct the 1:15 p.m. session. CANADIAN STARFISH About 60 species of starfish are found in Canadian waters. Saturday, March 6, 197! - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 3 Hospital financing probed at Pincher Creek WOLF CUB CAPERS - Cubs of the Flat lands district enjoy a little indoor sport * cubbing around before the scout-parent banquet at Taber recently. Photographer Ross Gibb said identification was virtually impossible as the rough and tumble changed quickly into a fast game of tag. CWL to honor five members March 17 GRASSY LAKE (HNS) -Grassy Lake CWL met recently in the parish hall. Mrs. Joe (Mary) Kusalik, spiritual convener, led the opening prayers. At this time they also honored the late Rev. Kiely, a former priest in this parish. Sixteen members answered roll call with an exchange of valentines. Five members will receive their 25-year membership scrolls at the annual presentation supper to be held in the parish hall March 17. Hostesses for the afternoon were Mrs. Ben (Frances) Wentz and Mrs. Anton (Helen) Heck. Hoop finals today GRASSY LAKE (HNS) -The Pantherettes, the Chamberlain School senior girls basketball team, journeyed to Hanna recently to play in the southeastern zone C finals. The Pantherettes won their first game by defeating the Youngs-town team but lost their final game to Cereal. The team from Cereal will now play in the provincial finals at Redwater today. Today the southeastern zone C boys basketball finals will be held at the Chamberlain School here. Pledge ritual WARNER - Warner Alpha Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its first pledge ritual recently at the home of Mrs. Barbara Anne Elliott. Those pledged were director Mrs: Vi Mueller, Mrs. Lorraine Kuehn, Mrs. Connie Eliason, and Mrs. Diane Kubik. Village annual meeting set for Monday, March 8 GRASSY LAKE (HNS) -The annual meeting of the electors of the Village of Grassy Lake has been set by council for Monday evening, March 8 Snowmobile not wanted in town MAGRATH - Magrath is wide open for snowmobile operators and citizens are starting to complain. One Garden City resident told the Herald recently "these monstrous machines and their hell drivers roam the streets and lanes day and night scaring half the population and waking the rest." Another citizen said "mothers are keeping children in their backyards to prevent them from being involved in accidents." Council may have to consider a bylaw regulating snowmobile operation, the citizens' consensus appears to be. Services held by scouters MAGRATH (HNS) - Scout week was recognized at services in Magrath First Ward Chapel. Cubs, Brownies and Scouts were on parade with their leaders Ruth Rollngson, Mrs. David Taylor, Mrs. Don Hark-er and Cameron Atwood. Assistant Scout Commissioner Glen Fletcher compared the support of parents, scoutmaster, boys and sponsor to a bow, its string, the arrow and its feathers. One is not effective without the others. Mrs K. K. Balderson and Mrs. J. A. Ririe played a cello and organ duet WALKATHON "Ramble for Recreation" Sponsored by the HILLTOPPERS GYMKHANA CLUB SUNDAY, MARCH 28th PICTURE BUTTE to COALHURST - 16 MILES 6 SPECIAL AWARDS Further Information Available From MRS. ELSIE IUMIEY, P.O. BOX 642, COALHURST Phono 327-9023 Entry Formi Available at the Following: Recreation Office, Picture Butte; Recreation Office, Coaldale; Central School, Nobleford; General Store, Coolhurst; Dayman's General Store, Barons; F. M. Auction Mart, Fort Macleod; Doug's Musie end Sports, and Elizabeth Ann Beauty Shop, Lethbridge. Proceeds to building fund for recreation development. HIGH CLEARANCE DRILL * MAINTAINS GOOD TRASH COVER * AVAILABLE IN 7-FOOT MULTIPLE WIDTHS it ACCURATE SEEDRATE ADJUSTMENT * GUARANTEED SERVICE NOBLE SALES AND SERVICE NOBLEFORD AND TABER and will be held in the Community Centre kitchen. The 1970 financial statement has been mailed to electors and the statement will be discussed at the meeting. Reports of the work done in 1970 will be on the agenda. Cooking program set for March 15 PICTURE BUTTE - The departments of agriculture and recreation have two programs coming up here this month. Monday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. a program on vegetables, garnishes and jiffy desserts will take place at the recreation office. Monday, March 22, the accent will be on being a good hostess and pleasing the family. Betty Dufour rink wins at Fernie NATAL (HNS) - Three rinks from the Sparwood area took prizes in the recent Women's Open Invitation Bon-spiel held in Fernie. The Mary Mitchell rink won second place in the A event after losing out in the final. The Betty Dufour rink won first in the B event while the Bebo Morgan rink took second. The bonspiel was highlighted by an unusual edght-ender scored by the Mrs. Evelyn Lutz rink of Pincher Creek. Mrs. O'Hara wins contest MASINASIN (HNS) - The Masinasim Happy Tops Club held its second anniversary recently at the Lucky Strike Community Hall. Members' families attended. Mrs. John (Grayce) O'Hara won the current contest as well as weekly queen and quarterly queen honors. Division winners were Mrs. Ernie (Betty) Drader and Miss Charlene Sturtevant. Others honored were Miss Sherry Mueller, Miss Charlene Sturtevant and Mrs. Fred Mueller, princess, teen runner - up and queen for 1970 respectively. Win tourney CARDSTON (HNS) - Hill-spring LDS girls of the Alberta Stake won the recent LDS Girls Regional Basketball Tournament at Lethbridge. Teams participating were from Lethbridge, Welling, Raymond, Champion, Hillspring and Cardston. This is the first time the girls have participated in a regional basketball tournament. 27 permits CRANBROOK (Special) -City inspector John Davis reports 27 permits have been issued to an estimated value of $534,200, compared with 24 permits for an estimated $341,800 value for the first two months in 1970. Major item was the permit at $260,000 value to Archon Development Ltd. for a 26-unit three-storey apartment near the business area at South Second Street and 11th Ave. Pioneer club meeting set for March 14 TABER (HNS) - The new Taber Pioneer Club will be officially organized at a meeting called for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the Taber community centre. Election of officers will be the main order of business. The organizational meeting follows closely the recent first annual Taber Pioneer Ball also held in the community centre auditorium with some 300 in attendance. Recognized was Dave Gardner who arrived in 1890. Other oldtimers registered dates of 1899, 1902 and 1907, and many came from Calgary and Lethbridge with one resident of London, England, in attendance. The ball was arranged by a steering committee headed by Mrs. Sylvia Kinniburgh. PINCHER CREEK (Special) - A meeting of the advisory board and councillors of the Village of Cowley, the Town of Pincher Creek and the MD of Pincher Creek was held recently. Future municipal financing of the hospital was discussed. Councillors indi c a t e d they are in favor of entering into a voluntary agreement with the hospital to cover future deficits. The matter will be discussed Anderson drain cost forecast CLARESHOLM (HNS) - The Willow Creek MD council recently learned the water resources division of the department of agriculture survey of the Anderson drain project has been completed. The project would cost an estimated $32,-000. The cost would be shared 50 per cent by the water resources branch and 50 per cent by the MD. The Anderson drain would carry run off from the Jim Anderson farm located two miles south of Claresholm on to Willow Creek. at the next respective council meeting. During January, 1971, St. Vincent's Hospital experienced a record occupancy rate of 7R.9 per cent. Admissions totalled 180, discharges 183 and there were 12 newborns. Out-patienta totalled 350. Mrs. Ell wins GRASSY LAKE (HNS) -The third card party of the season was held in the Roman Catholic Parish Hall with eight tables of whist played and women's high going to Mrs. Philomenia Ell and low to Mrs. Marie Biegler. Men's honors went to Lyle Wiltshire and low to Alex Powell. PURCHASE TRUCK COALDALE (HNS)-A truck for the town's water and sewer department was recently purchased by the town for $2,980. Council did not disclose who sold the vehicle. Several bids were received. Egg war hurts Hutterites COWLEY (HNS) - Members of the Pincher Creek Hutterite Colony say they will lose "a good $30,000 income" a year if the crackdown by the B.C. egg marketing board continues to prohibit their egg sales in the East Kootenay. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Gross and son Peter Gross of the colony recently were stopped from selling eggs in the Sparwood and Fernie areas. Their vehicle was followed for miles, they said, by the egg marketing enforcement officers. Customers include employees of Kaiser Resources who are said to be annoyed at not being allowed to purchase fresh eggs from the Pincher Creek colony. The Hutlerian Brethren have built up their egg route over the past 25 years, they say. They are still selling chickens in B.C. More district on page 22 These Are The Lethbridge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area MAGRATH MRS. MILDRED MARKER ---------- P.O. Bex 97 MASINASIN MRS. FRANCIS MUELLER .... P.O. Box 329, Milk River MONARCH MRS. JACOB DEKKER ................ 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